MERIDEN - Royce Cheney Todd, 79, of 45 Hawthorne Terrace died Tuesday, April 27, 2004, at MidState Medical Center. He was the husband of Phyllis Gibson Todd. He was born in New Britain December 4, 1924, a son of the late R. Cheney and Elsie Kreck Todd. He served in the U.S. Army in the European Theater during WW II. He worked as an accountant for Timex until his retirement in 1988. He was a member of the Center Congregational Church of Meriden where he served on the Diaconate, the Trustees and as Church Collector, was a member of the Institute of Management Accountants and was Treasurer of the A.A.R.P. Chapter 4644. Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Paul Zalenski of Meriden; a son Christopher Todd of Wallingford, five grandchildren; Donald Eldred, Shawna Jakiela, Kristan Jakiela and Kaylie Zalenski, all of Meriden and Paul Zalenski of Springfield, Ma. He was predeceased by a sister Geraldine Bock. Friends may call Friday, April 30, 2004 from 7 to 9 pm at the Beecher & Bennett Flatow Funeral Home 48 Cook Ave., Meriden CT. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

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  1. Dear Mrs. Todd, Nancy, Donald, Shawna,& Kristan. My prayers and sympathy are with you at this sad time. I remember fondly all the activities both Mr. & Mrs. Todd attended when the children were in my class at Pulaski. Although he is no longer with you, he will never be far away. May you find support from family and friends, love from .God above, and comfort in your memories, for they can never be taken away. May God bless you and keep all of you in his care. Sincerely, Irene Veillette

  2. Dear Phyllis, and family. Jean and I want to express our deepest sympathy to you and your family at the loss of your beloved husband, Royce. Royce was one of our dearest friends, and we will miss him very much. I enjoyed being part of the team,. T and T.. Sincerely, Larry and Jean Tarca

  3. I will always fondly remember Royce, first for being one of my bestest and oldest friend\’s father, and second for always making me feel special by flubbing my maiden name! I can still hear him say .Donna OnDOSko is here!. My heart and prayers are with all of you during this rough time.

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