Edward L. Twohey




Born: 1921

Death: September 24, 2015

Twohey, Edward L. Age 91, Grand Rapids MI. Died at home on September 24th. Survived by wife of 66 years, Margaret; Daughter Denise Twohey of Grand Rapids MI, Sons and daughters- in-law, Michael and Claire Twohey of Marquette Michigan, Edward & Camulla Twohey of Chicago IL; Daughters and son-in-law Sharon and Chris Cook of Grand Rapids MI.; Sean and Jerome Mounier of New York, NY; Six Grandchildren. Mr. Twohey was a graduate of Boys Town in Omaha Nebraska, Attended Naval officer training at Mount Saint Mary’s in Maryland, and the University of North Carolina where he received his Lieutenant’s rank. While at UNC, he was the starting right guard on the Tarheel football team in the 1944 and part of the 1945 seasons against teams such as Wake Forest and Virginia Tech . After a year in the Pacific on the USS Perkins, Ed earned his Law degree at the University of Notre Dame, soon marrying Margaret Cook of South Bend. Ed began his career and started a family in Grand Rapids, the start of which was Interrupted briefly by Naval Duty on the USS Perkins during the Korean War. Upon his return to Grand Rapids, Ed partnered with the late Bob Smolensky & Tom Roach in a small law firm that would prove to be an incubator for many young attorneys, judges and prosecutors in the decades to come. Twohey Maggini PLC remains a highly respected firm today. Ed & Peg Twohey raised five children. Ed was a member of many civic, charitable, and fraternal organizations. He remained active as an attorney into his last days, going to his downtown office for a few hours every day. He enjoyed legal challenges and a spirited debate, but above all, Mr. Twohey enjoyed meeting and helping others, and reveled in the success of his children and grand children. He was an eternal optimist who loved the outdoors, golf at Cascade, hunting, fishing, skiing, kayaking or walking on the beach at the Lake Michigan cottage. In the fall, Cheering for Notre Dame Football was his indoor passion. He will be remembered as a kind and gentle man not only among his fellow attorneys, but in everyone with whom he interacted. Visitation Sunday, September 27 from 4-7pm, O’Brien Gerst Funeral Home, 3980 Cascade Rd SE, Grand Rapids, MI Funeral Mass to be held on Monday, September 28, 10:30 AM at St. Thomas Church, 1449 Wilcox Park Dr SE. Memorial donations may be made to The Porter Hills Foundation to support the Greenhouses. “4450 Cascade Road Grand Rapids, MI 49546”. – See more at: http://obits.mlive.com/obituaries/grandrapids/obituary.aspx?n=edward-l-twohey&pid=175941275&fhid=10097#sthash.LIsFgeli.dpuf

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