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Matthew Aaron Todd

December 25, 2012
Salem News

SALEM - Matthew Aaron Todd, 37, of Alliance (formerly of Salem) died at 7:50 a.m. Sunday upon arrival in the emergency room of Alliance Community Hospital, after becoming ill at home.

He was born on July 16, 1975 in Salem, to Eugene Todd and the late Sherrill Ann (Hudson) Todd.

He moved to Smith Township in 1998 from Salem. He was a 1994 graduate of Salem High School. He was employed for the last 18 years at Ellyson Plumbing and Heating Company.

Matt will always be remembered for his desire to help those he loved and cared about. He had taken an active part in the Boy Scouts Troop # 55 in North Georgetown, kept up with his children's soccer, baseball, cheerleading and Tae Kwon Do. He enjoyed to go shopping and buy old things to resell in his part-time business.

He is survived by his wife, the former Michele Lea Courtney, whom he married on July 11, 1998; his father and stepmother, Eugene and Diane Todd of Salem; his children, Aaron Matthew Todd and Kayleanne Courtney Todd of the home; sisters, Brandee Todd and Brittany Lynn, both of Salem; two stepsisters, Veronica Abry and Renee (husband Eric) Dickman; step grandparents Edward and Betty Wonner of Alliance; nephews, Vincent and Christian Evans of Kentucky, Tyler Barretta of Pennsylvania, Qwintyn, Urbyn and Taylor Courtney ,all of Beloit; a niece, Aiden Lynn; his father and mother-in-law, Donald and Kathy Courtney of Beloit; and, his sister/brothers in-law, Lori Evans of Kentucky, Angie Barretta of Pennsylvania, and Randy (wife Shannon) Courtney of Beloit.

In addition to his mother, he is preceded in death by grandparents Clara Clevenger and Ruth Thomas Hudson.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 at the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral Home 1617 East State Street, Salem, Ohio 44460-0113. The Pastor Glen Davidson of the First Nazarene Church, Alliance officiating. The burial will immediately follow at Grandview Cemetery.

A time of visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to a college fund for Aaron and Kayleanne Todd. Please send to the Todd College Fund c/o POB 113, Salem, Ohio 44460-0113

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