George A. Todd(1956 - 2017)

George A. Todd, age 60, of Georgetown and Laurel, DE completed his journey to heaven on Friday, January 13, 2017, at the Delaware Hospice Center, where he was surrounded by his family, friends, and faith. Born on January 21, 1956, George faced a lifetime filled with physical challenges, but always found ways to overcome his challenges with his positive "I can do it" attitude, his kind and loving spirit, and his joy filled, winsome smile.

George's exemplary work ethic was noted as he worked for many years at Kent Sussex Industries in Milford, and later at Easter Seals in Georgetown. His home and caregivers from the Salvation Army Development Disabilities became his lifelong friends whom George lovingly called his "adopted" brothers and sisters. As a boy and young man, George went through the ranks of Boy Scouts, concluding by earning his Eagle Scout Award, which was presented by then Senator Joe Biden. Very near and dear to George's heart were his friends and "gym teachers" from Special Olympics of DE, where he participated on the Sussex Riptides bocce team. George celebrated his faith at Christ and Centenary United Methodist Churches.

George shared a lifetime of love with his family. George was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Dolores Todd, and leaves behind brother Robin Todd of Seaford, and brother and "sister" Ralph and Jill Todd of Laurel. George also had a very special 20 year relationship with his girlfriend, Mary Lou Voies of Dover. Each and every link in the family circle was an opportunity for George to spread his love and joy as he built more relationships. Two special "other sisters", 8 nieces and nephews, 6 great nieces and nephews, and 6 dear cousins, as well as many friends, were all very important in George's life.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Centenary United Methodist Church, 200 W. Market Street, in Laurel, DE on Sunday, January 22 (George's birthday weekend !) at 2:00 pm, with a viewing from 1:00pm-2:00pm. The Rev. Dean Purdue will officiate. Interment will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Please remember George by the legacy of his joy-filled smiles, and pass on one of your own smiles in his memory, especially to a person who seems to need it most. In lieu of flowers, contributions would be appreciated by the Salvation Army Development Disabilities Program, Special Olympics of DE, or Centenary United Methodist Church.

Arrangements are in the care of the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home Laurel, DE.

Funeral Home

Hannigan-Short-Disharoon Funeral Home
700 West Street Laurel, DE 19956
(302) 875-3637

Published in Sussex Countian from Jan. 19 to Jan. 28, 2017