James Merlin Todd

LISBON —  James Merlin Todd, 76, of Steubenville Pike Road, died at 12:35 a.m. Friday at Salem Regional Medical Center of a short illness.

He was born Oct. 6, 1940 in Lisbon, a son of the late James Leroy and Mary (White) Todd.

He was a welder and a self-employed mechanic who owned and operated his own shop.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Barbara (Shaffer) Todd whom he married on July 20, 1957. He is also survived by his children, James (Patty) Todd Jr. of Lisbon, Daniel (Mindy) Todd of Catlettsburgh, Ky., Ricky (Debbie) Todd of East Liverpool, Russell Todd of Lisbon, John (Theresa) Todd of Lisbon, Marci (Tony) Adams of Lisbon and Jason (Jan) Todd of East Liverpool; sisters Patricia (John) Moyles of Sewickley, Pa., and Mary Ellen Ketchum of Salineville; and brother David (Linda) Todd of Lisbon. He also leaves behind 22 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home with Pastor Chalmer Perkins officiating. Burial will follow at the Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 1 hour prior to services Thursday at the funeral home.

Friends may also view James’ memorial tribute page and send condolences online at www.eells-leggett-stauffer.com.