Edward Robert Tuohy III, 77, of Milford, beloved husband of 50 years Joananne, lost his battle with cancer on Saturday, October 20, 2018. Born on November 23, 1940 in Jersey City, NJ he was the son of the late Mary Kennedy and Edward R. Tuohy Jr. He graduated from Long Branch High School in 1958 and went on to Croydon Hall for college preparation before attending Rider College to play basketball, his lifelong passion. He then served in the U.S. Army as Specialist, posted in Germany. Upon his return, he started a career in sales at Koos Brothers furniture. In 1968, he married Joan Anne Peters of Trenton, NJ, surrounded by so many of his friends from youth. He worked for many years in the toy industry, rising the ladder at Toys “R” Us up to National Training Director before moving to the management team of Lionel Kiddie City. Ultimately, he wanted to be his own boss and he started Enertrax, an energy management consulting firm which he ran successfully for many years. He returned to employment with UGI Services for a short time before finally retiring. His lifelong interest in sports found a new avenue as he watched so many of his grandchildren's games giving him perhaps his greatest pleasure in retirement. He belonged to many organizations over the years, including the Knights of Columbus and the Elks Lodge. He was active in Church and had a strong sense of civic duty. He served on the Zoning Hearing Board in Newtown, PA, as President of Cambridge Hall owners association and most recently on the Board of Fernwood Estates.
He is survived by his loving wife Joananne, son Edward (Beth) R. Tuohy IV, MD of Fairfield, CT, daughters Sharlynn (Anthony) Tuohy-Vendetti of New York, NY and Kirsten Tuohy-Timmons of Jacksonville, IL. His beloved grandchildren, Edward V and Spencer Tuohy, Logan Vendetti, Emily and Jacob Timmons, will miss their Pop tremendously. His sisters, Ann Barth of Colts Neck, NJ and Eileen (Charles) Hill of Greer, SC and his nieces Kathy (Bob), Cindy, Patty, Jan (Jim), Sue, and Karen (Paul) with whom kept strong ties until the very end. He was predeceased by his parents, brother-in-law William and his great-nephew Billy.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on October 27 at 1 pm at St. Mary’s Church in Milford, CT. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetary. Friends and family may call from 6-8 p.m. on October 26 at Cody-White Funeral Home 107 Broad Street Milford, CT 06460. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Smilow Cancer Center of Yale New-Haven Health.
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