Medina observes silence for ‘trailblazing’ former mayor

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 12 August 2014 at 12:00 am

MEDINA – The Village Board opened its meeting on Monday by observing a moment of silence for Marcia Tuohey, a former village mayor who died on Thursday at age 84.

“She was a longstanding mayor and county legislator,” Mayor Andrew Meier said at the meeting. “She was a real trailblazer in our county and village.”

Tuohey joined the Village Board in 1979 after a successful career as general manager and part owner of Lakewood Village Mobile Home Park. She was once part-owner of the Orchard Manor Nursing Home and also co-owned residential housing and commercial properties.

“Our prayers go out to her family in this time of loss,” Meier said.

Calling hours will be Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bates & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Parish/St. Mary’s R.C. Church.