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Lowell C. Todd, owner of commercial construction company

May 20, 1933 – Dec. 2, 2016

Lowell C. Todd, retired president and owner of a commercial construction company, died unexpectedly Friday in his Town of Tonawanda home. He was 83.

Born in Port Allegany, Pa., he was a graduate of Port Allegany High School and served in the Army during the Korean War in the Military Police at Fort Devens, Mass.

Returning from service, Mr. Todd came to Buffalo to work as a carpenter for his late brother, Norrance, in his commercial construction firm. Their projects included the remodeling of all the Arco gas stations in the area.

In 1970, he became president of the company and bought it from his brother in 1975.

Mr. Todd expanded the business into gutter and garage door installation before selling it and retiring in 1995.

An antique car collector, he was a member of the Model A Restorers Club of the Niagara Frontier Region and the Lake Erie Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America.

He also was a member and rider in the Snowdrifters Snowmobile Club from 1970 to 1978, making annual trips to the Adirondacks and Canada.

He was an avid collector of “G” gauge model trains and was a member of Western New York Woodturners 1. He also enjoyed gardening.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, the former Loraine Plourde; two sons, Mark and Michael; a daughter, Maryanne; a sister, Ella Roskos; four grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Christopher’s Catholic Church, 2660 Niagara Falls Blvd., Town of Tonawanda.

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