Robert Lewis "Bob" Todd(1930 - 2014)


Robert "Bob" Lewis Todd

Robert "Bob" Lewis Todd, passed away February 2, 2014 at the age of 83. Born to Robert and Margaret Todd November 26, 1930 in Alameda California.

After serving in the Korean War, Bob graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a degree in ornamental horticulture. He was employed by Soilserv, Inc. until his retirement in 1990.

Bob was preceded in death by his wife Judy (2013) and his parents: Robert and Margaret.

He is survived by daughters, Kathryn (Robert Benedict) Todd of Napa, Elizabeth (Brian) Trayford of Redding, Ann (Randall) Bispo of Salinas, Jennifer (Michael) Haley of Napa and a son, Jeff (Mary) Page of Napa; grandchildren, Griffin Trayford of Bozeman MT and Blaire Trayford of Redding, Alexandra (Aaron) Keller of Hollister, Emily Bispo of San Francisco and Megann Bispo of Los Angeles; brothers, William (Betty) Todd of Walnut Creek and Doug (MaryLee) Todd of Portola, as well as nieces and nephews.

Bob counted his hiking group and his dogs, Casey and Marcy, as some of his greatest joys in life, along with traveling abroad and within the United States with Judy by his side. Bob loved to go birding and be on the lookout for whooping cranes, snow geese and the whole range of shore birds throughout the central California sanctuaries, and he could identify most of them. Bob went to Moss Landing and Kirby Landing at least twice weekly, always with one of his dogs in tow. Johnny Trayford was usually along for the ride as well.

Bob also enjoyed visiting railroads and different air fields in search of the old World War II airplanes. And of course, he knew ALL the best restaurants in Monterey County.

Bob was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of the Monterey Peninsula.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Emeritus Senior Living for their loving care.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Struve and Laporte Chapel, 41 W. San Luis St, Salinas, CA 93901.

Donations can be made in Bob's memory to the ASPCA of Monterey County.

Funeral arrangements by Struve and Laporte Funeral Home.

For more information and to share a memory visit

Funeral Home

Struve and Laporte Funeral Chapel
41 West San Luis Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 424-0311

Published in The Salinas Californian on Feb. 8, 2014