Mr. Todd M. Pacific, 60, died Monday, August 15th, at Samaritan Medical Center.
There will be a Graveside Committal Service at 1pm on Friday, August 26th, at St. Mary’s Cemetery, followed by a Celebration of Life at the Clayton American Legion Colon-Couch Post 821 from 2-6pm. Todd was a 49-year member of the Sons of the American Legion.
Todd was born September 9th, 1961, in Watertown, the son of John (Fa) and Rebecca (Becky) Gushlaw Pacific. He graduated from 1000 Islands High School.
On September 24th, 1988, he married the former Donna Plantz from Alexandria Bay at the Clayton United Methodist Church with Reverend Dale Austin officiating. Donna passed away March 28th, 1997, at age 31, suddenly.
Todd worked most of his life as a Mason, working for various companies in Central and Northern New York. He started his mason career in the states of Texas and Florida. Amongst Northern New York Companies, he worked for Frink Snowplows as well as Rusty Johnson Masonry. He also taught masonry at Cape Vincent Correctional Facility for a time. In his later years he worked as a truck driver for Gray’s Wholesale and Bay Brokerage.
He was a former member of the Wednesday Night Men’s Twilight Golf League and the Clayton Fire Department.
Todd enjoyed collecting stones, ice fishing, playing cards, and his dogs.
Surviving besides his mother Becky are two daughters, Olivia Pacific of Carthage, and Becca and her companion Hugh Broadbent of Maine; four grandchildren; one brother, Timmy (Cheryl) Pacific of Clayton; nieces, nephews, and cousins.
To have been a friend of Todd’s was enough. Although older, we all grew up together and indeed spent a lot of time together in the day, especially on the ice. I have seen so many of the family pass. I miss and frequently remember all of them. Todd, GOD BLESS and keep you, I will remember many good times. GOD BLESS all of the family.
mary e green
TIM AND FAMILY- WE ARE VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS!! MAY YOUR MEMORIES HELP YOU THRU THIS DIFFICULT TIME!! GOD BLESS
MARSHALL & MARY GREEN
So sad about Todd passing. I have known him as long as I can remember. I have fond memories of him and Tim and Ricky always around town when I was in my late teens. Todd was such a nice friendly guy and will be greatly missed by all who were lucky enough to have known him.
So sorry for the loss of Todd he was a true gentleman Sandy and I send our condolences.
I worked with Todd and drank with Todd. But as we were both lifelong Minnesota Vikings fans I’ll miss the annual conversations of this is “our year “ in September and “we’ll get them next year” when we talked in January. RIP Todd. Sincere condolences to all the Pacific family
Toddius – Rest In Peace my friend.
Probably took all the $ with him to heaven that he won from me and many others at the Craps Table after the 13 Run Pool Dinners over the years.
Tim, Becky and Pacific family my/our deepest condolences on your loss.
Life long friend with a great sense of humor and a large heart. Raised hell together as kids (never did return my Head East “Flat as a Pancake “ album….haha)…. and always had many laughs together as old dudes. Love ya Todd RIP condolences to Tim / Cheryl and the girls, God Bless
To Becky, Tim and all of Todds family I am soooo sorry for your loss. It was just a few weeks ago when I was in Clayton that I visited with you in the legion. Too young, too soon. This comes a shock. RIP Todd and to your family left behind, once again, you have my sincere condolences.
Bobby and rich
Knew Todd and family going to Clayton visiting family Tim and cherly thoughts and prayers
Condolences to all family members. Enjoyed seeing you on my visits to Clayton. Loved your great sense of humor, and the good friend you were to my son Matt.
Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family. Todd was a great person and will always be remembered.
Yvonne and Jim Pike
Paula Deckman (Dickson)
So sorry for your loss. My 2 younger sisters always used to tease me about being the shortest of the girls. One day I told them they could only date tall guys, but I could date shorter cute guys like Todd Pacific! It never happened, but it did shut them up
Todd was a great guy and will be missed.
Gordon and Shirley Bailey
So sorry to hear this. He was truly an upstart of a guy
So sorry about Todd. He was a great guy & will be missed. Our Aunt Dottie had Down’s Syndrome. When kids picked on her, Todd always defended her. We will always appreciate that. God Bless you, Todd. Rest in peace.
The Link Family
Todd was and still is A amazing person had a great personality. I send my deepest condolences to his family.
Ed & Mary Ellen Wallace
Becky, Tim & family, So sorry to hear of Todd’s passing. Always had a ready smile and hello. We know you have many fond memories of Todd to sustain you during this sad time,
Becky, Tim, Cheryl and Todds girls,
So sorry to hear of Todd passing. What a great guy! Always a smile and nice to visit with. Taken way too young. Deepest Sympathy, Bruce and Jayme
Richard D Potter
Becky, Timmy and Sheryl, and his girls, I hope your hearts will be eased a little knowing the everyone thought very highly of Todd. I remember when we were kids and we both took diving (springboard) at the pool. He was a lot better than I was, but you would never know it by his support for his friends. He never had a bad word to say, he just would find a way with a joke to make everyone at ease and bring a smile to your face. He was one of the nicest guys I have ever known. I hope he’s at peace now and hanging with Eggy and Johnny preparing heaven for all of us. Rest easy Todd and we’ll be there when we get there. Peace to all.
My deep condolences to the Pacific family. Rest in peace my dear sweet Todd. May God’s peace and understanding guide and protect you all. Thank you for your loving and kind friendship over the years. You were all a second family to Jimmy and I. God’s blessing. Mary
I am so sorry for your loss. We are praying for you Uncle Timmy, Aunt Cheryl and family. We love you and are here for you all.
I have fond memories of Todd from the 70’s. I regret not having gotten to know him better. Sending prayers to all of his loved ones.
Sad, so sad. Sorry to hear about Todd. Our deepest sympathy.
John W. Garnsey
Deepest sympathies to Mrs. Pacific and Tim & family. Todd was a great guy, always fun to be around with a snarky sense of humor. I lived right down the street and remember our Summers playing baseball in the old Clayton ice skating rink, then later the Lions park. Also lots of great memories of playing Pop Warner football with him, and our friends coached by Mr. Cole, Mr. Hall, Mr. Rhinebeck, and Dr. Eppolitto. Rest in Peace – Todd.
Becky and family – I am so very sorry to hear of Todd’s passing! My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family
Good bye Todd. You were a great guy. Always enjoyed your company. I’ll never forget the night at Cedar point when we deep fried the turkey with Judy and almost set the camp site on fire! Rest in Peace my old friend.
My heart goes out to Todd’s family and friends. I only have fond memories of being on the wrestling team with Todd and getting to know him during our high school years. Rest in Peace Todd.
Stephen and Carol Bisonett
Becky and family, was sorry to hear of Todds passing
Terry And Gloria Schaber
Bless The Pacific Family For Their Loss Have Known Them For Many Years.Will Keep Them In My Prayers.
Mary Meeks Patch
Becky, Tim ,Cheryl and family I am so sorry to hear this. God Bless you all.
COL Ronald G. Kelsey, USA (Ret)
I am so sorry to hear of Todd’s passing. I am happy that I had a chance to talk to him for a while at Timmy & Cheryl Pacific’s house on 11 & 12 June 2022 when I traveled up from Frederick, MD to visit my sister Betty Rusho at the Samaritan Keep Home in Watertown, my brother Thomas Kelsey, and my niece and nephew Timmy and Cheryl in Clayton. My deepest Condolences.
COL Ronald G. Kelsey, USA (Ret)
I am so sorry to hear of Todd’s passing and express my deepest condolences. I am happy that I had a chance to talk to him for a while at Timmy & Cheryl Pacific’s house on 11 & 12 June 2022 when I traveled up from Frederick, MD to visit my sister Betty Rusho at the Samaritan Keep Home in Watertown, my brother Thomas Kelsey, and my niece and nephew Timmy and Cheryl in Clayton.
COL Ronald G. Kelsey, USA (Ret)
I am so sorry to hear of Todd’s passing. I am happy that I had a chance to talk to him for a while at Timmy & Cheryl Pacific’s house on 11 & 12 June 2022 when I traveled up from Frederick, MD to visit my sister Betty Rusho at the Samaritan Keep Home in Watertown, my brother Thomas Kelsey, and my niece and nephew Timmy and Cheryl in Clayton.
COL Ronald G. Kelsey, USA (Ret)
Timmy & CheryI, I am so sorry to hear of Todd’s passing. I am glad that I had a chance to talk to him for a while at your house on 11 & 12 June 2022 when I traveled up from Frederick, MD to visit my sister Betty Rusho at the Samaritan Keep Home in Watertown, my brother Thomas Kelsey, and my niece and nephew Timmy and Cheryl in Clayton.
Deepest condolences to the Pacific family, many fun memories of Todd & Donna in our younger years,. Dancing at O’Briens , And late night dinner parties and watching the sun rise . Both taken from us to soon. Olivia and Becca so sorry for you both and your young children as hard as it is find peace in your soles knowing that they are together again. God Bless you Mrs Pacific , Timmy & Cheryl. Tina Spencer ( Wells)
Mrs. Pacific, Olivia, Becca and Timmy and Cheryl. Sincere condolences to you all, many great memories have been had with Todd And with Donna in our younger years. Great memories of dancing at O’Briens and anywhere that there was a dance floor and if there was not one we made our own. God bless you Olivia and Becca and your young families know that mom and dad are looking down over you and keeping an eye out on you all . Bless You All Tina Spencer ( Wells)
Mark and Becky Stewart
Our condolences to Todd’s loved ones. He had a great sense of humor and Mark enjoyed working with him on projects throughout the years.
God Bless his soul. Mark & Becky Stewart
Becky and Family, we are thinking of you all, and sending Becky a Big Hug. Diane & Tom Carr
My deepest love to the Pacific Family. Becky, Timmy, Olivia and Becca our hearts are broken for you all. My first memories of Todd was when he was 8 and I was 11-12. He was swinging at the Lions Field and us older kids were catching the bus to go to Cedar Point for the day. He was sad that he couldn’t go. Donna and Todd were dedicated members of The American Legion Post 821. We had a lot of fun preparing and serving dinners. Rest easy my friend, we love you.
Jim 'Wheaties' and Betsy Wheaton
We send our condolences to all Todd’s loved ones. He was a great guy and will be missed by all.
Jeannine and John hammersley
Very sorry to hear about Todd- enjoyed hearing his humorous stories. He will be missed by many RIP
Sending our sorrow and heart felt prayers to Becky, Tim and family, for the loss of Todd. May he Rest In Peace.
From Deacon Neil and DeeDee
Thomas and Cathy Dartnell
Condolences and prayers to Todd’s family
Beverly Balcon Morisey
Pacific family, prayers and thoughts are with you. Keep your memories close to your heart, and Todd will be always be with you. I am sorry that he passed too soon, but he is in the hands of our Lord.