Robert L. TodiRobert L. Todi of Trumansburg passed away at home on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at the age of 67.
 
Bob was born in Ithaca on May 17, 1948, a son of the late Thomas and Margaret (Murinchack) Todi. After graduating from Ithaca High School, Bob joined the United States Army. He served his country during the Vietnam War as a member of the 173rd Airborne Brigade, earning a Purple Heart. After being honorably discharged, Bob’s time in the service would weigh heavy on his heart throughout his life.
 
Bob was a member of the International Laborers’ Union 785 in Ithaca for many years prior to his retirement. A keen auto mechanic, Bob was excellent with his hands, especially when it came to rebuilding all types of motors.  His love of cars stemmed from rebuilding a roadster himself to watching NASCAR. Bob was a quiet man who found peace in the nature on and around his property.
 
Bob is survived by his wife, Geraldine Todi; son Michael Todi; and six siblings, Thomas (Melia), Margaret, Jimmy (Deb), Mary, Paul, and Elizabeth. In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his brother, John, who was killed while serving his country during the Vietnam War.
 
Services will be private at the convenience of the family.
 
The family asks those that would like to make a contribution in Bob’s memory to kindly consider St. James Catholic Church, PO Box 709, Trumansburg, NY 14886 or the Vietnam Veterans of America 8719 Colesville Road, Suite 100, Silver Spring, MD 20910.