Tod was born in Oak Ridge, Tenn., and attended Pingry School. He was in student government and played soccer and lacrosse. At Princeton Tod majored in chemical engineering and ate at Charter. He graduated summa cum laude with a degree in chemical engineering.
Tod worked for Exxon Chemical Co. in the paramins division for more than 30 years, reaching the managerial position of vice president of worldwide technology. The final 10 years of his career were spent as a key member of the litigation team.
He was a lifelong tennis player and a golfer. Over the years he enjoyed his membership at the Beacon Hill Club in Summit, Somerset Hills Country Club, and the Bay Head Yacht Club.
Tod is survived by children Ryan and Kelsey; grandsons Reid, Cole, Chase, Cooper, and Mason; and his sister Carol. The class extends its profound sympathies to them all.