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Todd Maybury Sloan

May 13, 1939 September 17, 2019
Todd Maybury Sloan
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Todd Maybury Sloan crossed the bar on September 17th, 2019. He was born in Bradford, PA on May 13th, 1939, the only child of Harold and Ruth Sloan.

Todd attended local schools and in 1957 was awarded a Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarship. He entered the University of Pennsylvania that year, subsequently graduating cum laude in 1961. He was immediately commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. After graduation from Officers’ Basic School, Todd joined a Marine battalion at Camp Pendleton, CA and subsequently transferred to the Western Pacific, joining the Third Marine Division. During his first overseas tour Todd was an infantry platoon leader. He also attended scuba school and the instructors’ training course. He returned to the United States in June, 1963, again being posted to Camp Pendleton, where he met two of his greatest friends in life, Phil Devarenne and Tom Green.

In 1965 he met Marcia Adrian Galuppo. They married in August 1966 in St. Cecilia Church in Tustin and immediately traveled to Hawaii where Todd commanded Charley Company, 1st Battalion, 27th Marines, which he often described as the best job in the whole world. His orders to Viet Nam came in 1967 and he spent 1968 assigned to Civil Operations and Revolutionary Development Support (CORDS) in Operation Phoenix. He was released from active duty as a major. For his Vietnamese service he was awarded the Naval Commendation Medal with combat V and the Republic of Viet Nam Gallantry Cross with gold palm. He would retire from the reserve component as a Lieutenant Colonel.

In September 1969 Todd entered the University of Virginia School of Law, graduating and passing the California Bar Exam in 1972. He practiced with four law firms but always returned to Hill, Farrer & Burrill, a firm which he dearly loved. He would author three professional articles about his specialty, trade secret law. As a litigator he had a broad range of experience including trials in Mexico, Hawaii, South Carolina and Virginia.

Todd taught Conflicts of Laws at Western State College of Law; Trial Practice and Conflicts of Laws at Pepperdine University School of Law; and, finally, Trade Secret Law at the University of Virginia School of Law where he was a member of the Alumni Council.

In 2008, Todd and Marcia moved to Hayden, Idaho. His practice continued until 2014 when he became inactive to devote his time and efforts to caring for Marcia as she battled ALS, a fight she lost in January 2015.

A Funeral Mass will be conducted at 11:00 am, Saturday, October 5, 2019 at St. Cecilia Church in Tustin, California. Burial with Military Honors will be held 1:00 pm , Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Orange, California. . Arrangements are under the direction of Saddleback Chapel Funeral Service in Tustin, California.

Todd is survived by his son, Mark and his wife Lise and four joyous grandchildren, Vaughn, Morrison, Archie and Nova. He leaves Marcia’s sisters Cara Grimsley and Geri Hill and their families, whom he dearly loved.

Yates Funeral Home of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho has been entrusted with the care of final arrangements.
Please visit Todd's online memorial at and sign his guest book.

Per Todd's request, in lieu of flowers, please donate to Inland Northwest Opera, P.O."Box 3106, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816 or

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Funeral Mass




11:00 AM 10/5/2019 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 10/5/2019 12:00:00 PM
St. Cecilia Church

1301 Sycamore Avenue
Tustin, California 92780

St. Cecilia Church
1301 Sycamore Avenue Tustin 92780 California
United States

Cemetery Details


Holy Sepulcher Cemetery Final Resting Place

7845 E Santiago Canyon Road
Orange, California, California 92689

7845 E Santiago Canyon Road Orange, California 92689 California
United States

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