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Martin E (Marty) Toohey

October 26, 1948 ~ November 26, 2022 (age 74) 74 Years Old
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Martin E (Marty) Toohey Obituary


Martin E. (Marty) Toohey Jr., loving father, grandfather, brother and uncle, decorated Vietnam veteran and retired city employee passed away on November 26, 2022.

Marty grew up in the Oak Lane section of Philadelphia and graduated from Holy Angels School, St. Joseph’s Prep and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

He was drafted into the U.S. Army where he proudly served with the 101st Airborne in Vietnam, and was the  recipient of the Purple Heart; Bronze Star Medal; Air Medal; Army Commendation Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal w/Device 1960 and the Combat Infantry Badge.

After retiring from the Army with the rank of Staff Sargent (E-6) and graduating from Penn, Marty went to work for the City of Philadelphia as a Data Systems Analyst, first with Licenses & Inspections and later with the Board of Pensions.

An avid hunter and fisherman, he was a member of the Bucks County Fish & Game Association. Marty also was a supporter of many organizations including the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Disabled American Veterans, Wounded Warrior Project, Tunnels to Towers Foundation, American Legion and the Boys Scouts of America Troop 290.

He was predeceased by his parents, Martin E. Sr. and Regina (nee Engard); daughter Sara and son Martin David and brothers Thomas J. and William J.

Marty is survived by his daughter, April Grelis; grandchildren Brendan Mooney, Anna Purcell and Fiona Grelis; sisters Marianne and Regina (Willett), and brothers Terrence and Joseph (Kathy). He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 12 at Washington Crossing National Cemetery in Newtown, Pa. 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Marty’s honor to one of the following organizations: St. Joseph’s Prep (, Disabled American Veterans (, Wounded Warrior Project ( or Tunnels to Towers Foundation (









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Graveside Service
December 12, 2022

11:00 AM
Washington Crossing National Cemetery, PA


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