Todd Asa North, USMC, a Fallen Hero
Todd Asa North, of Havelock, North Carolina, died heroically on Sunday April 14, 2013. He was a patriot, a warrior, a United States Marine. He loved our country and would protect us at all costs. He fulfilled his duty to his God and Country when he died by knowingly facing shots and sacrificing himself to save others.
Todd was born on August 15, 1973. Before joining the United States Marine Corps, he attended Del Oro High School in Loomis, a 1991 graduate. He was a proud member of the Del Oro Wrestling team under Coach Sanchez and Coach Bettencourt. He also played Football and especially loved Coach March and Coach Wyatt.
His friends and fellow Marines remember him as a "legend of a man who cared for others." He had an enormous heart, an infectious laugh; he was loving, passionate, protective, strong willed, a true friend, and a "Gentle Giant."
He is survived by his wife, Alyssa, and his son, Asa of Havelock, N.C.; his daughter, Anna Lee of Iowa; his parents Bruce and Judy Payne of Loomis, Calif.; his father Randy North, Calif; his brother Russ and his wife Kim and their two children Scott and Svea, Calif; his brother Eric and his wife Lisa and their three sons Matt, Christian, and Mark, Calif; step-children Molly and Charlie Millea N.C., and Jacqueline Robinson, Ala.; and his Marine brother, Alex Liverano, N.C.
The United States Marine Corps Honor Guard will hold a memorial for Retired Staff Sergeant Todd Asa North on April 27, 2013, in New Bern, North Carolina. He will rest at Arlington National Cemetery with his comrades.
Join us locally for a Memorial to Todd at St Mary's Chapel in Rocklin, Calif., July 4, 2013, at 11 a.m.
Contributions can be made to Del Oro High School's Memorial Scholarship in honor of Todd Asa North, 3301 Taylor Rd., Loomis, CA 95650.
Please sign the petition to the President of the United States for the "Presidential Citizens Medal for Todd." The petition can be signed electronically through the following link:
You may visit the cottenfuneral home.com to read or sign his guest book.
Rest now Marine, Semper Fi.
Published in Gold Country Media Newspapers on Apr. 24, 2013