Tod and I met in late August 1963 when we both entered the province at Duns Scotus College in Southfield, MI. We are the only one from that class who were ordained and that was in in 1972. I had gone to Detroit specifically to see him before his death last December and saw him again in the spring of this year when I was in Detroit for a vocation fair. I joked with him that I was not coming back to say goodbye because he just wouldn't die.
Fr. Tod was 69 years old. We have been Friars for 47 years and priests for 41. Ironically Tod celebrated our 40th anniversary of vows commenting at that time that he wasn't sure he would make it to our 50th.
May he rest in peace!
I just posted highlights of Bro. Clifford's Solemn Profession on YouTube