Todd William Quigley 1964-2018

Todd William Quigley passed away at home in Sonoma CA on January 29th, 2018.  He was born in Arcadia, California on February 21, 1964, attended Mammoth High School and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott Arizona.

He is preceded in death by his father Kent William Quigley, and survived by his Mother, Anna Quigley Glover (neé Schramm) of Sonoma CA, and his sister Tracey Quigley, of Topanga CA,

Todd grew up in Mammoth Lakes, a lover of the mountains and the outdoors. He was a hiker, skier, rock climber and amateur photographer.  He lived an adventurous life;  loved animals, politics and had a passion for history.

After completing studies in Enology in Sonoma county Todd was employed at Owl Ridge Crush Pad, starting as a Lab Tech and then asst Winemaker under Greg LaFollette. He traveled to Lo Barca, Chile working as a Winemaker with Vina Casa Marin, where his first wine produced an International award for 2007 Best of Chile Sauvignon Blanc . Additionally he helped to develop a formula to naturally remove “smoke Taint” from wine grapes before they are crushed; a formula used by vineyards and wineries experiencing destructive taint from annual wildfires in Western states and Eastern Australia. Todd donated the formula publicly; published in Wine and Spirits.

No matter where he traveled or lived, he called the Sierras his home.                                          We loved him and he will be deeply missed.

Donations in Todd’s name can be made to The David Sheldrake Wildlife Trust

Graveside service at East Line Street Cemetery  –  1:00 pm,  Friday February 9th, 2018 .       2000 Poleta Road, Bishop, CA 93514  (cem. Phone 760-873-6260)

Fellowship to follow.

Any questions can be directed to Tracey Quigley 323-828-4678


8 responses

  1. I’m very sorry for your great loss. May the family draw comfort through these encouraging passages: Acts 5:28,29, Philippians 4:6,7

  2. Todd was a friend in high school and a friend later in life through reconnecting on Facebook. He was adventurous and I’m glad to have known him. His long posts were always an interesting read.
    Rest peacefully. You made the world a better place.

  3. Dear, Anna so sorry to learn of your son’s passing. I can thinking nothing that brings more grief and pain then to loose your child. My thoughts and sympathy are with you. Stay strong and be well.

  4. Dear, Dear Betty, and Tracy. So sorry to learn your news of son and brother; I know he was loved but is now safe and climbing other mountains. Draw strength from your faith, family, and friends. We all pray with you and want you to be strong in this most difficult time in your life.

    Love and Sympathy,
    Valerie Wilson Sandell

  5. Dear Anna,
    I,m so sorry to hear that you lost your son. I too lost my son almost 18 yrs ago. It seems like yesterday and the heartache just doesn’t go away,

    I pray that you will always have good memories of him. Keep those wonderful thoughts of him and the pain will pass.


  6. Sending sincere condolences to your family for the loss of Todd. Losing someone you love so much is heartbreaking and I want to share a comforting scripture with you. It is found at Isaiah 41:10, 13. Verse 10 says, “Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be anxious, for I am your God. I will fortify you, yes, I will help you, I will really hold on to you with my right hand of righteousness.” Verse 13 continues, “For I, Jehovah your God, am grasping your right hand, The One saying to you, ‘Do not be afraid. I will help you.’” Our loving heavenly Father promises to help you through this difficult time. Please take note, we are promised a resurrection hope in the near future. It will be a joyous time when we are reunited with our loved ones again. (John 5:28, 29)

  7. Karen Todd was and always will be a bright light. Daring to dream the dream, ride the heights of passion and the depths of the heart. No Fear. You made my world new again. I love you now as always.

    Ironically, as I had just gotten the news today… Earlier I arrived at NASCAR
    Sonoma Raceway. Had an extra ticket. Was going to call and say it was at will call for you. Now I knew you were with me there in spirit. I hear you roar. Now you are whole again. God Bless and sweet dreams my friend.

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