Roger Milton Todd, age 76, of Wind Ridge, passed away Monday, September 9, 2019, in Waynesburg Health & Rehabilitation Center.
Born March 9, 1943, in Wind Ridge, he was the son of the late Milton Arett and Pauline (Gillispie) Todd.
Roger was a Greene County resident his entire life. He graduated from West Greene High School in 1963. He went on to serve in the United States Marine Corps. during the Vietnam War as a Sergeant for three years earning many awards. After those three years, he entered the Army Reserves in 1967, where he served as an SP4 for four years and earned his Marksman Badge with a Rifle Bar. Roger was Honorably Discharged from the Army Reserves in West View and became a Missileman at the Hercules Missile Site for over three years. Roger married Mary Gump on March 31, 1968; they were happily married for 51 years. He was a member of Wind Ridge American Legion Post #0416, Moundsville American Legion Post #3, Cameron American Legion Post #18, Waynesburg Moose Lodge #461, Waynesburg Masonic Lodge #153 and former member of the Richhill Twp. Fire Department. Roger was President of the Wind Ridge Sportsman’s Club. He attended the Christian Church in Wind Ridge. Roger was employed with AEP Power Company as a maintenance man for 30 years until he retired in 2001. After retirement, he went to work for Ryerson State Park as a maintenance man and then Burns Drilling and Excavating, where he did well search for 16 years. Roger enjoyed hunting, fishing, mowing grass, drinking beer, camping, raising steers, gardening and fair season was his favorite time of year.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one child, Sherry (Gary) Tedrow, of Wind Ridge; many grandchildren; two sisters, Catherine Joanne Todd and Marlene (George) Todd Harrison, both of Waynesburg; nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Kevin Lynn Todd, who passed away in 1992.
Friends will be received on Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 2-8 p.m. at Kesterson-Rush Funeral Home, LLC. 3275 W. Roy Furman Hwy., Rogersville, PA. 15359. Telephone: 724-499-5181. A masonic funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the funeral home with the Waynesburg Masonic Lodge #153 F & AM conducting services. A funeral service will be held on Friday, September 13, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Jimmy Jarvis, officiating. Burial will follow at Jacksonville Cemetery, Wind Ridge, where full military honors will be conducted by the U.S. Marine Corp. and the Waynesburg V.F.W. Post #4793.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater PA Chapter, 1100 Liberty Ave. Suite E201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or the Greene County Humane Society, 183 Jefferson Rd., Waynesburg, PA 15370.
Please view and sign the online tribute wall at www.kestersonfh.com.