Brighton NY: August 21, 2022, Todd passed away at the age of 54 after a courageous 2 ½ year battle with lung cancer. Todd is survived by his wife of 30 years, Ellen (Bradshaw) Thayer; daughters Kaitlyn and Allison and son Owen; father Norman Thayer, brother John Thayer; mother-in-law Carol Bradshaw, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, nephews, nieces and friends far and wide. Todd was predeceased by his mother Susan (Hutchings) Thayer and father-in-law Robert Bradshaw.
Todd was born December 18, 1967, in Rochester, NY. He graduated from Pittsford Mendon in 1986 and Dartmouth College in 1990 with a BA and again in 1991 with a BE in Computer Engineering. He worked at Xerox for many years and most recently L3Harris. He was a talented engineer who had a knack for problem solving.
He loved traveling, spending time with family at Loon Lake, baking apple pies, biking, skiing, hiking, rowing, playing cards, doing Suduko and KenKen puzzles on the porch, and evenings with friends. He was gregarious and a genuine friend to so many – his legendary hugs will be missed.
Todd could be found on the sidelines or audience of just about any event that remotely involved his children. At sports events, decked out in the proper fanwear (hat, shirt or both), Todd’s booming voice was often heard over the crowd as he cheered for not only his own children but the entire team.
Todd always said, “while I may not be the richest man, I made choices in life that revolved around my family – and my children are my proudest legacy.”
The family would like to thank the incredible ICU nurses and doctors at Strong Memorial Hospital Unit 8.3400. A special thank you to Todd’s compassionate oncologist, Dr. Deb Mulford at the Wilmot Cancer Center (who just happened to be his high school AP Chem lab partner many years ago!)
A celebration of Todd’s life will be held Oct 1st at 1:00 pm at the Rochester Academy of Medicine, 1441 East Ave, Rochester NY. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Sierra Club or lung cancer research at the Wilmot Cancer Institute (300 East River Rd. Box #278996, Rochester, NY 14627) in Todd’s memory.