Todd J. Garlock, husband, son, brother, father, businessman and dear friend to all passed away Saturday, August 4, 2018 at the young age of 58 after a courageous and hard fought battle with NK Cell Leukemia in the comfort of his own paradise.
Todd was born on December 10, 1958 in Lima, Ohio to Mark J. and Carolyn (Weller) Garlock. He married Patti whom he affectionally called “Chic” Boraten on August 4, 2007 at their home in Jenera and she survives him. Also surviving is his mother Carolyn, siblings: Beth (Jon) Krehbiel, Michael J. (Sally Stram) Garlock, David T. (Nicole) Garlock and Scott C. (Angela) Garlock; step-children: Tara, Mike and Nino Iriti, Mauricio and Marcella Chaves and a host of loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Mark Garlock.
Todd started Todd’s Painting Service in 1980 with one paint brush and one ladder and then along with his brother Mike founded Garlock Brothers Construction in 1984, where he was currently the President and Treasurer of the company. Todd used his love for construction to help people in need through the Habitat for Humanity. Todd also used his talents to help mentor young entrepreneurs get the experience necessary to start their own company. Todd was also very active with the construction program at Millstream to help youth become interested in the construction industry, some of whom are still employed at Garlock Brothers Construction.
In 1996, Todd was inducted into the Small Business Hall of Fame. Todd was a member of the Findlay Noon Rotary, Hancock Chamber of Commerce, Hancock County Home Builders Association, Pheasants Forever, St. Michael the Archangel Parish and a proud sponsor of Balloon Fest in Findlay. Todd served on the Board of the Family Resource Center and also worked closely with the Hancock County Regional Planning and Economic Development and City of Findlay Planning Commission.
In 2000 and 2016, Todd along with his brother Mike and all of the owners and employees of Garlock Brothers Construction, were honored to receive the Small Business of the Year Award. Todd had a love for the outdoors and hunting. Todd helped start Black Swamp Bucks Unlimited which is a nonprofit organization that dedicates its resources to betterment of the white tail deer and its environment and getting youth interested in the outdoors. Todd was an avid Cleveland Indians and Buffalo Bills fan. Mostly, Todd loved being outdoors, whether it was hunting, sitting by the campfire, spending time at the KAJOMA hunting camp in Pennsylvania or his Silver Dollar Camp in New York.
Todd loved friendly conversation and just being around people and having a good time. He always had that calming presence and was a true gentleman who didn’t hold a grudge and was proud to be a part of the great community of Findlay and Hancock County.
Visitation for Todd will be on Friday, August 10, 2018 from 12:00PM until 8:00PM in HANNEMAN FUNERAL HOME, 201 Osborn Ave., Findlay, Ohio 45840. Todd’s Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 10:00 AM in St. Michael the Archangel Parish, 750 Bright Rd., Findlay, Ohio 45840, where visitation will begin at 9:00 AM.
Memorial contributions in Todd’s honor can be made to the Habitat for Humanity, 2042 Tiffin Ave., Findlay, Ohio 45840 or to the Black Swamp Bucks Unlimited C/O Hanneman Funeral Home, 201 Osborn Ave., Findlay, Ohio 45840.
Hanneman Funeral Home is honored to serve Todd’s family and encourages those wishing to send a condolence or a fond memory are asked to visit www.hannemanfh.com