J. Donald Todt

HANOVER J. Donald Todt, 85, entered into God's eternal care Saturday, October 12, 2013, at York Hospital. He was the husband of Clara E. (Murren) Todt, with whom he shared 57 years of marriage. Born March 14, 1928, in Hanover, he was the son of the late Francis G and Mary Jane (Eck) Todt. Donald was a member of Sacred Heart Basilica, Hanover, a life member of McSherrystown K of C, SAVES, and Adams County Volunteer Firemen's Association. Don was a lifelong farmer and a member of the PA Farm Bureau, Holstein Association, and the Dairy Herd Improvement Assoc. of which he served on the board of directors. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two sons, James F. Todt and his wife, Debra, and Michael J. Todt, all of New Oxford; four daughters, Joan M. Whiteford and her husband, Scott of Thomasville, Margaret A Lockner and companion, Shawn Seifert of Hanover, Kathleen T. Todt and companion, Michael J. Smith of McSherrystown, and Christine L. Yealy and husband, Mark "Harry" of New Oxford; seven grandchildren, Amanda, Jordan, Samantha, Nathan, Elizabeth, Donald, and Andrew; seven stepgrandchildren, Mary, Susan, Robert, Tony, Jason, Laura, and Reed; and four step great-grandchildren, Leah, Zachary, Garrett, and Gabrielle. He was preceded in death by five siblings, Marie A. Seymore, Leo, Raymond, Joseph, and Sarah Todt. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Basilica, Hanover, with the Rev. James Lease officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Friends and relatives will be received Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Ave., McSherrystown. Serving as pallbearers will be James Todt, Michael Todt, Amanda Lockner, Jordan Lockner, Samantha Todt. and Nathan Todt. Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.murphyfuneralhomeinc.com

Published in Evening Sun on Oct. 13, 2013