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Todd Allan Ketchum

Newton, Mass. — Todd Allan Ketchum of Newton and Tunbridge, Vt. passed away in Tunbridge on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 at the age of 48. He is survived by his wife, Laura Tobin Ketchum and his sons, Sam (18), Toby (15), and Nevin (14). He was born on March 17, 1966 in Arlington, Mass., the son of Carl Ketchum of Larchmont, N.Y. and Beverly Graffam Ketchum of Lady Lake, Fla. He is also survived by his brother Andy Ketchum of Camarillo, Calif.; his sister Laura Lynn Ketchum of Scarborough, Maine, and six nephews and two nieces. A graduate of Bangor High School and the University of Maine, Todd began his career working with finance companies and quickly graduated to computer systems. He was founder, owner and CEO of Agility Partners, a computer consulting company in Framingham, Mass. He lived a very active life traveling the world with his family on many adventures including windsurfing, hunting, skiing, and fishing.

Todd was diagnosed with ALS in 2010. He and friends created the Ketchum Classic that raised almost $0.5M for ALS research at ALS TDI and the MDA. Recently he took great pleasure watching his friends, family, caregivers, and many, many others participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. He has finally escaped the bonds of ALS and his spirit is now walking, talking and laughing again.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Boardway & Cilley of Tunbridge Vt. and Eaton and Mac Kay of Newton, Mass. There will be a wake on Tuesday, Sept. 2, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Eaton & Mac Kay Funeral Home located at 465 Centre St. Newton (www.eatonfuneralhomes.com). On Wednesday there will be a memorial service for Todd at Sacred Heart Church, 1321 Centre St. Newton at 10:30 a.m. with a reception to follow at the Longwood Cricket Club, 564 Hammond St, Chestnut Hill, Mass. 02467.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made towards ALS research at ALS/TDI (http://www.als.net) or to the MDA (http://mda.org/office/massachusetts).