The Obit For Harold Tuschhoff

Harold J. Tuschhoff, 83, Clarkston

The Lewiston Tribune
Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Harold Joseph Tuschhoff was born Feb. 19, 1925, to Joseph William Tuschhoff and Mary Gans Tuschhoff in Uniontown, where he also attended school.

In 1946, Harold married Marie
Hoorman in Genesee. They were married for 16 years and had six children. For several years he worked on his father's farm outside of Uniontown.

In 1955, the family moved to Clarkston, where Harold was employed by Arden Dairy. He later worked for Lewiston Pre-Mix and in the construction of Hanford and Dworshak Dam.

As a young man, he enjoyed playing on the Uniontown town baseball team and semi-pro ball with the Lewis-Clark Baseball League, Seattle Rainiers and a Montana league. He was known for his fast, wild left-hand pitches. Harold's hobbies included shooting pool, trapshooting, playing golf, hunting arrowheads, fishing, playing cards and drinking coffee at Tom Smith's with friends. He enjoyed going to "church" at the casino with his companion, Alice Berreman.

Harold is survived by sons Dick Tuschhoff of Clarkston and Bob Tuschhoff of Renton, Wash.; and daughters, Carolyn Ausman of Asotin, Joanne Reagan of Clarkston and Mary Lynn Vorous of Coeur d'Alene. Grandpa Hal was so proud of his 25 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents; son James Tuschhoff; sister, Virginia Howerton; and grandson Christopher Ausman.

The family would like to thank Alice Berreman for her loving care of our dad for the last few years. Also Tri-State Memorial Hospital, Tri-State Owl Pharmacy and Dr. J. Mackay and staff for their caring assistance.

Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Friday, with a recitation of the rosary at 10:30 a.m., conducted by Father Thomas Connolly, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 11th and Chestnut streets in Clarkston. A reception by the Ladies of Holy Family will follow at 11:30 at the Parish Center, 917 Chestnut St. At 2 p.m., inurnment will be at the Uniontown Cemetery.

You may share your thoughts and memories of Hal in the online guest book at

Memorials may be given to Holy Family School, 1002 Chestnut St., Clarkston, WA 99403.