Sylvester Tuohy
Sylvester Tuohy
Sylvester “Ves” Richard Tuohy, 92, of Chatfield, died Thursday, January 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 United States Army in the Korean War era.  He completed Basic Training at FT Knox, KY and served at FT Benning, GA as a parachute rigger. 
Upon his return, he married Margaret Ward-Clemens on October 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+years. 
Ves also volunteered  as a St. Mary’s Cemetery Association Trustee and Caretaker well into his early 80’s.  
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, CA, Paul (Julie) Tuohy of Chatfield, Kevin (Leslie) Tuohy of Chatfield, Caroline (Charlie) Tuohy-Guerry of Gallatin, TN, Rosie Tuohy-Bezek of Hastings.  Twelve grandchildren: Chris Andrews, Rebecca Andrews, David Andrews,Kaitlin (Cory Dunlay) & Megan Tuohy, Katie Udenberg, Matt (Maria) Udenberg, Genevieve Guerry, Taylor Bezek, Dustin Bezek, Alexander Bezek, Zachary Bezek.  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 on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chatfield with Fr. Edward McGrath officiating. The Committal service will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
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