Todd was born on February 15, 1943, in Canandaigua to the Robert and Marie (Bugbee) Miller. The Miller family moved to Seneca Falls in 1954 where Todd continued his life-long affiliation with the Boy Scouts of America, graduated from Mynderse Academy in 1962 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Todd met his wife, Eileen McMahon, in 1961 and they married at St. Patrick’s Church in 1964.
Todd proudly served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Thomas J. Garee. After completing his active duty service with the Navy, Todd returned to Seneca Falls in 1965, and began a career with Gould’s Pumps, Inc. that would span over three decades. He was a long time member of Saint Patrick’s Parish where he served for many years as a Eucharistic Minister. Todd was a member of Kirk Casey American Legion Post 366.
He continued his affiliation with Boy Scouts for over 45 years as a Scout leader achieving honors including the Silver Beaver, the St. George Award, Wood Badge, the Vigil Honor and the Founder’s Award. For 25 years Todd served as an Advisor for Ganeodiyo Lodge 417, Order of the Arrow, Finger Lakes Council. Todd delighted in assisting in the development of young men into future leaders. He was extremely proud of all the young scouts as they grew and matured into successful men. He was always quick to encourage and celebrate in their success. Todd was kind, helpful, and gracious in helping to lift them up when one should stumble. He strived to live according to the moral and ethical principles upheld by his Christian faith and BSA. Todd was extremely proud that all three of his sons achieved the Eagle Scout rank and his daughter achieved the Silver Award from the Girl Scouts of America.
Todd also enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of the local chapter of Trout Unlimited. He always looked forward to the annual “boys weekend” were he enjoyed good fishing and fellowship with his son, son-in-law and family friends. Many great fishing (AKA Pop’s) stories were made on these adventures, especially about the “one that got away.” Todd’s greatest joy in life was his family and he was faithful in his continuous support of them. Todd dearly cherished his seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He adored watching them explore the world and play at his feet, holding them as babies, and singing his Irish lullabies to them.
Todd Nathan Miller passed on to a peaceful rest after a long battle with cancer came to an end on April 1, 2010 surrounded by his family.
Todd was survived by his wife; sons, Philip (Dawn) and their daughter, Chloe and son, Colin of Covington, La., Martin (Kelly) and daughter, Patricia (Corey) Bigness, and their daughter, Skye and son, Mason of North Syracuse, Daniel (Sherry) and their sons, Devin and Arin of Binghamton; daughter, Victoria (LeVern) Burm and their daughters, Abigail and Amelia of Waterloo; he also leaves behind his beloved dachshund, Lilly, who faithfully stayed by his side, providing him great comfort. Todd hosted an international exchange student, Aiko (Fujji) Chiba, with whom he maintained a life-long friendship. Todd is also survived by his siblings, Robert (Sandra), Thomas, Richard (Andrea), Charles (Anita) Pendell and Susan (Peter) Meca; and several aunts, uncles and cousins who will support his family in this time of need.