Tod G. Santee

May 18, 1964 ‒ July 03, 2019

Delaware, Ohio

On Wednesday, July 3, 2019, Tod Santee, loving husband and father of three children, passed away at age 55.

Tod was born on May 18, 1964 in Ft. Sill, OK to Jerry and Marjorie Santee. He received his degree from Franklin University in 2004 in Technical Management, and worked for the Bureau of Worker’s Compensation for the State of Ohio. On September 12, 1986, he married Carol. They raised two sons, Steven and Josh, and one daughter, Amanda.

Tod had a passion for Christmas, tending to his animated Christmas decorations. He also loved to teach classes at work, lead bible study, bird watch, garden, and play with his nieces, nephews, and grandchildren. He had a great sense of humor and loved to make people laugh. He also had an infectious smile, and a kind and compassionate spirit. He was always willing to step in and help others.

Tod was preceded in death by his father, Jerry. He is survived by his wife Carol, his three children, Steven, Josh, and Amanda, his mother Marjorie, his brothers Scott and Jeff, his sister Lori, two grandchildren, Xavier and Saiyan, and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 20th, 2019 at the Delaware Grace Brethren Church on 375 Hills-Miller Road, Delaware, Ohio 43015 at 4 p.m. Flowers or donations may be sent to 375 Hills-Miller Rd, Delaware, OH 43015.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware.

Condolences may be expressed at

  • We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers!

  • I worked with Tod for nearly 20 years on the BWC Data Warehouse Support team and can attest to his humor and his love for setting up and conducting classes for using the software. He also administered the software almost singlehandedly – he won the agency’s individual “Fridley” award jut a year or so after Data Warehouse Support had won the team award for 2001.

    I was saddened when his declining health forced his departure from BWC, and fairly overwhelmed at taking on the administrative duties he performed on the application with the dedication that won him those accolades. I am heartbroken at his passing.

    Please know, Carol, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Carol and family, we are sad to learn of Tod’s passing. We shared so many good laughs during our bible study years ago. Praying for the Lord’s strength for you in the days and weeks ahead.

  • Dear Carol, Amanda, Josh and Steven, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Tod. I enjoyed working with him at Macola and he was always willing to help out whenever needed. He was a kind soul. I am sorry I won’t be able to attend his service as I will be out of state, but know my thoughts and prayers are with you. Sending hugs and prayers your way!!

    Tammy Millisor

  • Although I didn’t know Tod well, he was a born teacher. Whenever I attended one of his BWC computer software classes, Tod explained every aspect of the new software and how to use it to improve BWC processes. Though serious about the task at hand, Tod had an infectious sense of humor that made learning even the most challenging computer program fun.

    Tod was such a giving person. He was always helpful and so pleasant to me. I am truly saddened by his passing.

    May you all find comfort in knowing that your Tod was a real GENTLE ma in every way.

  • Dear Carol, Amanda, Josh and Steven, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Tod.. Sending hugs and prayers your way!!

  • Tod was one of my greatest friends ever. We grew up across the street from each other and knew each other almost our entire life’s. R.I.P. my dear friend

  • Dear Lori, Marjorie, Scott, Jeff , and all other Santee family members,
    We were saddened to hear of Tods passing, especially at such a young age. We pray your deep faith will continue to bring you comfort in the midst of your inevitable sadness.
    Affectionately Gene & Suzy Smercina.

  • Scott and Family-

    We are sad to hear of Tod’s passing. Please know we are lifting you and yours in prayer.

    Much love,
    Tom, Carrie, Will, Lizzie and Grace Jackson

  • So very sorry Carol and family for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. I worked with Tod for many, many years at BWC, and he was an ever-faithful help whenever I had a need. As much as I and others here miss him, I can only imagine the loss you and your family are feeling.

  • I am so sorry for the loss. I worked with Todd for 7 years @BWC. We both are on the same Data Warehouse team. We started at the same time @BWC through Rapidigm. He was a very helpful and smiling face.

  • We are sad to hear of Tod passing. We love your famly dearly and will pray that you all have the peace that only God can give.

  • Dear Santee Family,
    Tod was a part of Sandusky Calvary Temple when he was in junior or senior high. We were Tod’s youth pastors back then. He was always fun and had such a good mind. I’m not surprised he entered a career in software management and teaching. Our prayers are with his wife, children, grandchildren, Marjorie, Lori and extended family.
    Pastor Dan and Alexia Remus

  • Carol, our hearts here at Netcellent are with you and your family. We hope you find peace and strength to get through this difficult period of time.

  • Dear Carol and family,
    Tod was a great friend and mentor to me while I worked at BWC (via IBM). I had the privilege of working with him and Phil Jordain many times on specific tasks. Tod introduced me to data warehousing, writing queries and teaching classes. I still use those skills today. I appreciated the time and effort he took to help me be a better person and set me on my career path. He even made me laugh when I felt stressed.

    I’m so sorry he has passed. I can’t imagine what you all are going through. Then I think about how Heaven gained a special guy who lived out his faith everyday I saw him. He beat us to life’s finish line. I’m proud to have known him. Tod was such a good teacher. I bet God has him teaching classes in Heaven. One day I hope to be in one of them.

    Thank you for keeping me informed and allowing me to see him during this difficult time. I will continue to pray for you and your family.

    Marshall Bowden

  • Dear Carol,

    I am sorry for your lost. May Tod in peace.

    All of us at NETcellent are sharing in your sorrow.

    The journey the life takes us on can be unexpected.

    But one thing for sure is Edward , Roger & everyone at NETcellent all care about you.

    Sending Love & Hugs with Sympathy,

    Landy Lee

  • Carol,
    You Are Not Alone.
    Prayers for Comfort and Strength.
    Jennifer Bursiel

  • Carol and Family,
    I’m so so sad to hear of Tod’s passing. I too worked with him at BWC in the technology arena. It was obvious that he greatly enjoyed the teaching aspect of his job. He took every opportunity to turn a customer interaction into a learning experience by going beyond the norm. It was a pleasure to know him. He was a great employee and man.

  • Sorry to hear about Tod. I worked with him at BWC. He was very smart and patient with some of us “beginners” back in those days (early 2000’s). He will be missed!

  • Carol and family,
    Sorry to hear about the passing of Tod. You have my deepest sympathy.

  • So sad to hear of Tod’s passing. Love and prayers for family, especially my darling friend. Marji.

  • Dear Carol,
    I am very sorry about your loss. Please accept my deepest condolences.

  • Our hearts and prayers are with Margie, Lori, Jeff, Carol, kids and grandkids. The Santee family was a VITAL part of the first church we pastored in Sandusky, Ohio. We have great memories of doing musical productions, boating on Lake Erie, dinners together, and Tod was always a blessing! Now he and Jerry are probably building something together in heaven–haha! Although it is a sad time now for those still here, one day we will all be together…and that will be wonderful!
    Blessings, love and prayers,
    Ron & Drema Webb