As a young man he was a good athlete and was the catcher on the Rowley Rams Baseball team. He caught, his brother, Bill, pitched and brother, Starr, played center field.
Bob and Dede loved to dance and were most happy when dancing together. Together they were a gregarious and gracious couple who counted people of all ages and backgrounds their friends.
Bob had beautiful baritone voice that was featured for a time in a barbershop quartet and stood out during the singing of hymns in the church. His favorite hymn was “In the Garden.”
Bob numbered Warren Buffett among his clients at The New England Counselor and spent time investigating investment opportunities throughout New England with George W. Bush. Yet he was a down to earth man who spent great care restoring his homes in Newburyport and Rowley.
A great husband, son, brother, father, grandfather, friend and a man of faith, Bob will be missed by all whose lives he touched.
He leaves behind besides his wife, Dede; his brothers, Frank “Bill” Todd and Starr Todd, owners of the popular Todd Farm in Rowley; two sons, Robert S. Todd II, and Barry P. Todd; cherished daughter, Jennifer Gray and her husband, Mark Gray; seven grandchildren, Jessica, Maria, Christina, Alex, and Brooke Todd, Brandon and Christopher Gray.
Bob had a drive, a moral compass, a heart, a love of God, family and friends and a love of the love of his life, the girl he saw on stage when he was sixteen, pursued, wooed, and married, that were second to none. An eleventh generation Rowleyite, Bob will be laid to rest in Rowley cemetery next to his parents a few hundred yards from the Korean War Memorial which bears his name, located in front of his beloved Rowley’s Town Hall, where he first saw his wife to be as she performed on stage in a play in 1949.