Todd Gaydowski, longtime historian, passes away.

Goodbye, Todd

Photos by the Club and courtesy LA City Historical Society

City Clerk: Roy “Todd” Gaydowski, Records Management Officer in the City Clerk’s Office and noted historian, passed away April 12. He was the longtime head of the Records Management Division, overseeing the City Archives. He was 54 and had 35 years of City service at his death.

Todd was the longtime president of the Los Angeles City Historical Society.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Elizabeth, and children Nicholas, Amanda and Samantha, and his mother, Linda Ledger.

In 2006, Todd and the LA Historical Society presented the Club with a Special Recognition Award.

For a more complete obituary or to donate to a memorial fund, please go to The Club is grateful to the LA Historical Society for the information on this page.

The Club sends its condolences to Todd’s family and former coworkers.