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Todd Severt Akin

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AKIN Todd Severt Akin, a long time Lancaster, Ohio businessman, passed away Friday, October 22, 2010 after a long illness at Manor Care of Westerville. Todd was born on September 25, 1928 in Lancaster, Ohio, and is preceded in death by his wife Elaine C. Akin, and parents William D. and Mary S. Akin. Todd was the owner and manager of the Fairfield Paint & Oil Company. He graduated in 1946 from Lancaster High School and in 1950 from The Ohio State University School of Business. Todd was a member of the Board of Directors of both the Lancaster National Bank and the First Bremen Bank. He enjoyed membership in the Lancaster Country Club. Todd enjoyed a life-long interest in sports and physical fitness. In the late 1940's he participated in the Dispatch Golden Gloves boxing tournaments, once finishing first runner-up in the middle weight division. He later coached boxing to young men at the Boys Industrial School. He was also a life-long active member in the Lancaster Family YMCA. Todd was a fifty-three year Master Mason in the Lancaster Masonic Lodge No. 57, a Royal Arch Mason in Lancaster Chapter No. 11, a Sir Knight in Commandery No. 2, a member of the Tarhe Shrine Club of Aladdin Temple, and a thirty-second degree member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus. Todd is survived by a daughter, Claudia Akin of Westerville; a son, Dain Akin (Sherrille) of Westerville; grandchildren, (Elizabeth and Todd Akin); sister, Rosemary (Leonard) Hajost, Lancaster; and sister-in-law, Mary Ann Cunningham, Lancaster. Funeral Service will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian Church, 222 North Broad St., Lancaster with Rev. Richard Ellsworth officiating. A reception will be held immediately after the Service. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, from 6-8 p.m. at HALTEMAN-FETT & DYER FUNERAL HOME. A Masonic Service will be held Thursday at funeral home at 7:30 p.m. to remember Brother Akin. A private burial will take place in Forest Rose Cemetery, Lancaster. Todd was a true Buckeye, and for many years enjoyed going to Ohio State football games with family and friends. To Todd "O-H-I-O" was a cheer reserved for only the best. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Diabetes Assoc., 1100 Dennison Ave., Columbus, OH 43201 and/or the Rotary Foundation, at Rotary.Org., for the global initiative to eradicate polio.
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