A former Danbury City Councilwoman has passed away after a battle with blood cancer. Mary Teicholz passed away Wednesday at the age of 61. She served on the City Council from 2003 to 2013 and held board positions for Community Health Charities and the Housing Authority of the City of Danbury.
Teicholz and her husband, Lee, founded the annual “Walk of Honor," planned the “Veterans Walkway of Honor,” and the commemorative veteran banners throughout City Center.
Teicholz was diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) related to Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) and underwent a bone marrow/stem cell transplant in 2007 and 2018. She organized multiple bone marrow drives in the City. Teicholz was named “Citizen of the Year” by the Danbury Elks Lodge No. 120, “Honored Hero” of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, its “Michael Garil Courage Award” and a guest speaker on behalf of the society. She was a Danbury Day honoree at the State Capitol in 2019.
Calling hours are being held Sunday at Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home in Danbury from 2 PM to 5 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, at 10:30 AM in St. Peter Church. Interment will follow in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or to BeTheMatch.org