In loving memory of

Marsha Tsuchida
August 6, 1944 - June 11, 2022

Marsha Tsuchida, cherished wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to many, lost her long and courageous battle to breast cancer early in the morning on June 11, 2022. Marsha was born in Toronto, Ontario on August 6, 1944, the only child of the late Joseph and Jennie Budish. This July, Marsha would have celebrated her 51st wedding anniversary with her beloved husband, Douglas Tsuchida. Theirs was a pure love, a deep bond, a match made in heaven - truly Beschert. Their undying love touched everyone who knew them.

Baba, as her grandchildren affectionately called her, is survived by her two daughters and their spouses, Kathryn and Bill Mann, and Zoe Tsuchida and Artem Tomashevsky, as well as her four grandchildren, Ollie and Tilly Mann, and Winnie and Teddy Tsuchida-Tomashevsky. Marsha's grandchildren were the light of her life. She was uniquely close to each of her grandchildren and their deep love for her will live on forever.

Marsha received her Bachelor of Music from the University of Toronto in 1968. She was passionate about music and loved playing the cello. She was a gifted music educator and taught students from elementary school through university, including teaching music for the deaf. After Marsha and Douglas relocated to Houston in 1978, she managed Douglas's medical practice for several decades. But her true passion was music. An active supporter of the arts, she was a board member of Chamber Music Houston for many years and proudly served as President from 1993-1999.

Marsha had an innate ability to view situations with wisdom, clarity, calm, and compassion. She genuinely cared about others and would always lend an open, non-judgmental, and empathetic ear - to friends, family, and strangers, alike.

Our family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and caregivers who took such loving care of Marsha. We want to give a special thanks to Dr. Daniel Booser and Dr. Luis Campos, as well as Marsha's dear friends and extended family who called, visited, and showed her their love every day - Susan, Marilyn, Jim, Resanne, and Barbara.

Marsha was filled with love, light, passion, and joy. She brought happiness and beauty to everything she touched. Marsha's life will be celebrated at a graveside service at Emanu El Memorial Park, 8341 Bissonnet Street, Houston, Texas 77074, at 10:30 am on Tuesday, June 14, 2022.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in her honor to Chamber Music Houston.


jochewed werch wrote on Jun 15, 2022:

"Anita Werch : her ready smile and her love for life family and friends were contagious and unique. I remember her as the elegant , sharp and beautiful women and the is the way I like to think of her. Good by wonderful friend."

J M Sofia wrote on Jun 13, 2022:

"Having been lucky to know Marsha for over ten years, I can attest to her constant kindness, infectious enthusiasm, and endearing cheerfulness. She was valued and loved by all those she touched. We will miss her but always remember her fondly. "