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Sylvester ‘Ves’ Tuohy -- Chatfield

January 18, 2018 GMT

Sylvester “Ves” Richard Tuohy, 92, of Chatfield, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, at Chosen Valley Care Center.

Ves was born July 9, 1925, to Cyrus and Lucille (LaPlante) Tuohy in Chatfield. He lived and worked on the family farm.

Sylvester “Ves” Tuohy served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War era. He completed Basic Training at Fort Knox, Ky., and served at Fort Benning, Ga., as a parachute rigger.

Upon his return, he married Margaret Ward-Clemens on Oct. 3, 1953, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chatfield.

Ves worked for Interstate Power for 38 years. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Chatfield American Legion, Chatfield Fire Department for 27 years, and First Responder -- Chatfield Ambulance EMT for 30-plus years.

Ves also volunteered as a St. Mary’s Cemetery Association Trustee and Caretaker, well into his early 80s.

Ves enjoyed family vacations and fishing “Up North.” He and Margaret enjoyed travels to see family and friends around the country. Ves never met a stranger, always had a joke, and was always available to help others.

Ves is lovingly remembered by his wife, Margaret; children: Catherine (Dan) Clemens-Andrews of Canyon Country, Calif., Paul (Julie) Tuohy of Chatfield, Kevin (Leslie) Tuohy of Chatfield, Caroline (Charlie) Tuohy-Guerry of Gallatin, Tenn., and Rosie Tuohy-Bezek of Hastings; 12 grandchildren, Chris Andrews, Rebecca Andrews, David Andrews, Kaitlin (Cory Dunlay) and Megan Tuohy, Katie Udenberg, Matt (Maria) Udenberg, Genevieve Guerry, Taylor Bezek, Dustin Bezek, Alexander Bezek, and Zachary Bezek; and great-grandchild, Jackson Udenberg. Many nieces and nephews also survive.

Ves is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Marybeth; son, Peter; daughter-in-law, Denise Tuohy; and brothers, Richard and Donald.

A funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chatfield, with Father Edward McGrath officiating. The Committal service will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, and one hour prior to the service at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Memorials are preferred to St. Mary’s Church and St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield is assisting the family with arrangements.

To share condolences with the family, please visit rileyfuneralhomes.com.