Submitted by his ex-wife
Todd had the look in his eye that you see with every firefighter. It was his passion and simply put‚ he knew that being a firefighter was who he was. He had been working with the Eastern Wake Fire Department for 2 years at the time of his death and had previously worked in Garner‚ NC and Gill‚ MA.
Todd was a huge Red Sox fan and he also liked the 49ers‚ Stars‚ and Bobby Labonte. He is survived by his mom (Marie)‚ dad (Allan)‚ sister (Charlene)‚ three brothers (Allan‚ Mike‚ Norman)‚ his daughters (Jessika & Ryan)‚ their mother (Ami)‚ and his best friend (Matthew).
Todd was extremely outgoing and you always knew where you stood with him. He spoke his mind freely and rarely worried about the consequences. He had a terrific sense of humor and couldn’t resist pulling a good prank or telling a colorful joke. Todd loved his family and friends as much as he loved being a firefighter. We all understand now what he meant when he said he would sacrifice anything to be a firefighter. I asked him what he would have done 9/11 if he had been working in NY. Without hesistation‚ he said‚ I would have gone into those buildings with my brothers. He’s with them now.