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In Memoriam, Thomas C. Todd

October 11, 2013
Thomas C. Todd, a Northfield resident who in 1968 became the first Chevrolet dealer to move a franchise from Chicago to the suburbs, died Oct. 1 at his retirement home in California. He was 91.
 
Mr. Todd began a 47-year career with Chevrolet in 1952, following service in the Marines in World War II and the Korean War, where he rose to the rank of captain.
 
He played many famous golf courses around the world, including most of the 100 greatest golf courses in the United States, as ranked by Golf Digest magazine. He was a member for 58 years of the Westmoreland Country Club, in Wilmette, and served as club president in 1979-1980.
 
Mr. Todd sold his Wheeling dealership in 1998 to his general manager and business partner, Bill Stasek, who continues its operation.
 
Survivors include his wife, Lois; daughters Mary Ellen, Jane and Nancy; son Tom; and seven grandchildren. Donations appreciated to the Evans Scholars Foundation, (847) 724-4600.
 
 

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