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Obituary - Ulric Alturo Todman, 1949-2013

Ulric Alturo Todman 
passed away Sunday, April 14, 2013.

Ulric Alturo Todman
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144 West York, NY 10027
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Ulric Alturo Todman (also known as “Rick"), was born on February 17, 1949 in
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands to Joseph E. Todman and
Dorothy Thomas Todman.

In 1955, he and his siblings relocated to New York City to be with his parents;
who had moved there earlier. In his early life, Rick attended Public School 169
and Edward Stitt Junior High School 164. He was a member of the Boy
Scouts of America, Manhattan’s Troop 751 and participated in various little
league/pee-wee team. In his adolescence, Rick attended George Washington
High School (where he graduated). He acquired an interest in various
workshop and trade programs during his high school studies. After school, he
focused on refining his trade skills and developing entrepreneurial pursuits. In
addition to completing an apprenticeship for carpentry, he traveled to Santa
Ana, CA where he graduated from CADI Diving School in 1970 and became a
certified underwater diver and welder. He also spent four years in the
advertising industry as a creative assistant and copywriter. Rick was a member
of the Local Union 608 and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners
from 1973 until his retirement in 2009. Some of his many entrepreneurial
pursuits included a part-time construction company called Contemporary
lnteriors, a restaurant called Rick's Cafe International, an advertising company
with his brother called Ulric & Todman, and a line of grilling condiments and
steak sauces. He was also the holder of several published patents that he
worked on with his close friend, Mike Weiser and son, Ricky.

He is survived by his wife, Loretta Todman; his son, Ulric “Ricky” Todman, ]r.;
mother, Dorothy Todman; brother, Arthur Todman; sister, Adina T. Romey;
nephews, Jason and Calvert Romney; niece, Nicole R. Stewart. Survivors also
include his mother and father—in—law, Fred Crudup and Shirley Owens; two
brother—in—laws, Fred Owens and Duante Owens; seven sister—in—laws,
Johnetta Hicks, Regeanna Carroll, Sharon and Gail Owens, Karen Brunette,
Mattie and Toni Owens, and their children. He also leaves behind to mourn
many very close friends and neighbors including Malcolm Barksdale, Michael
Weiser, Henry and Rochelle Strong, and Grace Williams. He will be
remembered as honest, hardworking, dependable and warm—hearted.

                                                      Humbly Submitted by the Family

Services Entrusted To:
Daniels-Wilhelmina Funeral Home, Inc
110 West 131st Street, New York, NY 10027
(212) 283-2547


Rosedale Cemetery
Linden, NJ

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