Todd Keith Snavely, of Innsbrook, Missouri passed peacefully in his home wrapped in the love of those that mattered most to him on July 2, 2021, just one day shy of his 51st birthday. Todd was born in St. Louis, Missouri and was a graduate of Pattonville High School, class of 1988.
From an incredibly young age, Todd was an avid sports fan. No matter what the sport, if there was a competition, he was watching - except professional basketball. He hated that. He is a lifetime St. Louis Cardinals fan and celebrated every World Series Win like it was their first. It was difficult to keep him away. He was allowed, as a young child, to sneak out of bed to listen to the Cardinal games on his grandpa’s transistor radio. Later in life when he had a job out of town in Pittsburgh for several months, he would sit in his car and listen to the games, so he felt closer to home.
He was a huge football fan and celebrated with tears of joy when the St. Louis Rams won the Super Bowl in 2000. He cheered them on through many years of losses but then they left St. Louis. He took it personally and never watched them again with the exceptional score check to make sure they were losing.
The St. Louis Blues had his heart. He played hockey himself growing up and as an adult and was a die-hard fan. It was a dream come true when they won the Stanley Cup Championship in 2019. Poor planning on his part caused him to be on a trip of a lifetime to London with his wife for games 2 and 3 of the championship. Not being deterred, he watched the games on his phone in the middle of the night.
Growing up, Todd was always taking things apart only to put them back together. That aptitude led him to a career in Information Technology. He spent his early years in helpdesk support but moved into the management side where he found his niche. He worked for several St. Louis companies including Mallinckrodt, Enterprise, Build A Bear, Worldwide Technology and Swiss American. Most recently he was the Director of Information Technology for Airport Terminal Services; a company he was most proud to work for.
Todd kept a very tight circle around him, and his family was his entire world. He was married to Shilo Burlingame Snavely, his best friend and the love of his life, for 26 years. He was most proud of his children, Brandon Michael Clark (31), Reagan Alexandra (24), Reiley McKenna (22) and Brady Todd (20) and his grandson – his best little buddy Lincoln (3). He was happiest when coaching baseball or football for Brady, supporting Reiley from the audience at her concerts and musicals, being a “golf dad” for Reagan or getting into deep hours long debates on the DC/Marvel Universes with Brandon.
Todd fought a brave fight against a stage IV cancer diagnosis in 2018. He remained positive throughout his fight and never believed he did not have a chance to overcome his diagnosis. He considered himself a statistic of one and refused to hear about prognosis. He put positivity into the world around him and was told by his oncologist that his positive outlook was absolutely what got him the time he did here with us. He never stopped believing. He took his wife on a trip she had dreamed of to London. He moved them to Innsbrook, MO where they had always wanted to be – a place where their children can bring their children – a legacy for their family. He continued to live life on his terms. He would say he never made any decision based on his cancer and some days he forgot he had it. His bravery in his fight leaves an example for those left behind.
Todd Keith Snavely, was born on July 3, 1970. He was the beloved husband of Shilo Burlingame Snavely of Innsbrook, MO. He is survived by his devoted wife; his four children, Brandon Michael Clark, of Maryland Heights, MO, Reagan Alexandra of St. Louis, MO, Reiley McKenna, and Brady Todd, of Innsbrook, MO; his parents Bobby Bergfeld of St. Peters, MO, Ron Snavely (Connie) of Innsbrook, MO; his sister, Kasey Snavely of St. Charles, MO; and his best little buddy Lincoln Anthony Snavely, his grandson. He leaves behind a vast family of aunts, uncles, cousins, a mother-in-law, a brother-in-law, nephews, and many friends and colleagues that will miss him dearly.
He is proceeded in death by his maternal grandparents Ray and Thelma Bergfeld, his paternal grandparents Leonard and Jeanne Snavely; his uncle Jay “Butch” Hankins and his father-in-law Jerry Burlingame.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at the Aspen Center, Innsbrook, MO 63390. Memorial will be held at 6:00 PM with fellowship following.
Suggested memorials from the family would include: Siteman Cancer Center, Blues for Kids, or simply doing a random act of kindness to someone in his honor.
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