OBITUARY

Todd A. North

August 15, 1973April 14, 2013
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Todd Asa North, 39, of Havelock, died April 14, 2013.

Todd served our country in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a loving man, a patriot and a leader. He loved his family and friends and he was strong willed. After graduating in 1991 from Del Oro High School of Loomis, CA, Todd went directly to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. He proudly served his country for 12 years until he was forced to retire for medical reasons. Todd was a leader who treated everyone with respect and kindness. He was a protector and a hero to his country and to his hometown, where those who knew him affectionately referred to Todd as “The Mayor of Havelock” or simply “North.” On April 14, Todd unselfishly gave his life to protect his friends and strangers where he willingly and knowingly acted as a human shield to prevent bullets from hitting others. His mother remembers Todd telling her a few weeks ago, “I always try to do the right thing, Mama, but sometimes it just doesn’t always work out so well for me.”

Todd is survived by his wife, Alyssa North, his son, Asa Cain North, both of Havelock; his daughter, Anna Lee Payne North of Iowa; children Molly and Charlie Millea; parents, Randy North, Judy and Bruce Payne of Loomis, CA; brothers, Eric North and Russell North of California, and Alex Liverano of New Bern; and sisters Dawn Currie and Nicohl Bogan of California.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Cotten Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service.

Memorial donations may be made to the Asa North Fund c/o 1908 D South Glenburnie Rd., New Bern, NC 28562.

Additionally, the Todd Asa North scholarship fund has been set up for wrestlers of Del Oro High School who exhibit the honor and character of Todd. Memorial donations may be made c/o Del Oro High School: Attn: Terry Barker, 3301 Taylor Rd; Loomis, CA 95650

Online condolences may be made to the North family at www.cottenfuneralhome.com ** SEMPER FI **

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  • Memorial Service Saturday, April 27, 2013
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May 11, 2014

Todd and all of your Family, it has been a year now, just want you to all know that you are all in our thoughts and especially you Todd. Thank you for your love of country and family, you will not be forgotten, rest peacefully .and we will meet again

matthew french

May 16, 2013

I miss u an i hope your family well always remember the good u did rip friend

William Hall

April 30, 2013

I'm so sorry for your loss. Todd is a hero who deserves all honors that could possibly be given to him. He saved many lives and a man of his nature is a great loss to all those around him. Semper Fi Brother The gates of heaven have never been safer then they are now.

Jack Connor

April 30, 2013

Todd was the first guy to ever choke me out. we were in the same class and wrestled the same wieght class so we were pretty competitive. I was so mad I was ready to hit him but he just kept smiling and giggling until we were both laughing in the middle of practice. He was like that, he made me laugh. He was a champion for those who couldn't champion for themselves, and he was always a patriot with unwavering loyalty. I am not surprised at his unselfish and heroic actions I would be surprised if he hadn't acted so, but I will weep knowing he won't be around to protect us anymore. Love you Todd and hope I get to see you again someday.

April 29, 2013

Todd's wife, son,Randy, Judith, Russ and Eric, My heart goes out to all of you and your families. My heart breaks for all of you. I wish I could carry some of your burden of pain. Know that I have you in my thoughts and prayers. And will for a very long time. Much love, Cathy Hale-Astell

Joe Maldonado

April 28, 2013

April 27, 2013

Todd took responsibility for the lives of those around him, and through his selfless actions he defended and protected the lives of many regardless of the risk to himself. He is a true Hero. While we mourn his passing, let us also celebrate his life. Thank you Todd. "Semper Fi"

Iron Mike & Raven (Jachsonville. NC)

Mary

April 25, 2013

Mr North,
I did not know you and possibly never would have crosed paths with you but your contribution to this world can never be fully be measured as it, like the ripples on a pond will forever be expanding. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

April 24, 2013

Please accept my condolences for your loss. Words cannot describe how much of a hero Mr. North was that day. Thank you. Another Marine to guard the gates of heaven. Semper Fi.

Thora Prellwitz

April 24, 2013

Our future son-in-law was shot during this horrific event, but we also know you saved his life. A piece of our heart is broken forever for the great loss of a hero, but there will always be a special place in our heart for a total stranger that saved lives yet lost his own. Please accept our unmeasurable gratitude as well as sympathy for your tremdous loss.