Martin Charles Tuhey

Martin Charles Tuhey
11/30/1916 - 10/9/2013
Resident of Menlo Park
Martin, a native Californian, through and through, died Wednesday at his home in Menlo Park. He was 96 years old. He was born in Gridley, California and was the second son of Thomas and Carmel Lavish Tuhey. His daughter, Sandy, and two nieces and one nephew by marriage survive him. His most recent wife, Loessa, died on May 2, 2011.
Martin began his working career with Bank of America (BofA), in Oroville. Over the years he worked in many different locations and held many different jobs with the bank. After serving in the Marine Corps in WW II, he returned to his employment with BofA before joining the Federal Home Loan Bank Board as an examiner and regulator of the savings and loan industry in the 1950's. He retired from the Bank Board in 1985, but then continued working for a number of years as a consultant in the banking industry. Eventually, he retired altogether, but he kept himself busy volunteering at the Help Desk at the Redwood City Court House, which he did for almost 20 years, playing golf, enjoying Giants' games and traveling.
A memorial service in his honor has been scheduled for October 17, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 330 Ravenswood Avenue, Menlo Park, CA. After the service, a reception will be held at the church. His ashes, along with those of his wife Loessa, will be interred at Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno.
In lieu of flowers, and in honor of Martin's love of cats, the family asks that you donate to Pets in Need, 873 Fifth Avenue, Redwood City, CA 94063.


Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Oct. 12, 2013