Hello all, the following is a message concerning Tod Giles' passing and service arrangements. Tod was a coach, mentor, and friend of mine and he will be sadly missed. If anyone needs further information please feel free to contact me via email 'coachamp05 at yahoo.com' or Matt as listed below.
"Yours in Wrestling"
- Dave Israel
Dear Friends and Members of the Wrestling Community,
Leonie Giles has asked me to address the wrestling community on her behalf.
It is with great sadness and regret that I announce the death of my friend and mentor Tod Giles. Tod died peacefully on his way to the hospital on Wednesday evening. He was 45 years old. Tod is survived by his loving wife Leonie, and two children, Isaiah, 6, and Tori, 4.
Tod was not only an ambassador for our sport, he was a mentor and inspiration to everyone he touched. As a wrestling Coach, Tod was one of the most gracious people the sport has ever known. A coach at countless clubs, the founder of the DYNAMICS School, instructor for the MWA Beat the Streets program and the CHAMPS Training center, as well as volunteer at several other programs, it often seemed as if he was everywhere. Tod?s unbridled passion and determination, to touch as many young athletes? lives as possible, is what drove him everyday of his life.
This passion and determination were also evident at home. If you ever had the privilege of sitting down with Tod it was clear, in just moments, how proud he was to be a husband and father. It was this commitment that kept his wife and two beautiful children smiling and happy everyday.
A fund has been established to support the future needs of Isaiah and Tori. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to this fund. More detailed information will be available in the official obituary, which will be released on Sunday, as well as at the funeral home.
The Family will be receiving visitors on Monday from 5pm-8pm at Hannemann Funeral Home: 88 S. Broadway, Nyack, NY 10960. The memorial service will be held on Tuesday at 12pm, United Church of Spring Valley, 11 East Church Street, Spring Valley, NY 10977. The official obituary will be printed on Sunday in The Journal News. It can also be accessed online at http://www. LoHud.com
If you would like any other information please contact me and not the house directly. You can contact me via email at: Grecocoach@yahoo.com.