ROBERT G. TRITSCH, a longtime resident of Pelham Manor, died on July 13, 2021. He was 95.
Bob was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Susan Colwell Tritsch, in 2011. He is survived by his three daughters – Connie Jarvis, Nancy Tritsch-Davidson and Caroline Lee and his seven grandchildren – Courtney, Stefan and Luke Jarvis, Satchel and Casey Davidson, Jessie and Jamie Lee.
Community service was the cornerstone of Bob’s life. At Huguenot Memorial Church, he was a deacon and an elder as well as serving on various committees like Buildings and Grounds. He served as a member, and then President, of the Board of Directors of the Colburn Home. Bob participated in the Pelham Rotary and the Westchester Federated Conservationists. At the Huguenot Yacht Club, he was Commodore. Bob served on the Zoning Board of Pelham Manor then as Trustee and finally as Mayor.
Before moving to Pelham, Bob grow up in the Bronx. He graduated from Bronx High School of Science. He received an undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Princeton University. A source of pride is Bob’s attendance at 70 consecutive Princeton reunions! After Princeton, Bob graduated from the University of Virginia Law School. From 1951-53, he served in the Korean War. When he returned, Bob went on to earn a Master of Law from NYU. Most of his professional life, Bob worked in New York City as a trademark attorney for the Borden food company.
As an avid outdoorsman and athlete, Bob enjoyed hiking, skiing, paddle tennis and squash. In his later years, he cherished his time spent with his friends in his walking group.
A memorial will be held in person at Huguenot Memorial Church on Saturday October 9 at 11am. It will also be live streamed on the church’s website. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Memorial Fund at Huguenot Memorial Church, 901 Pelhamdale Avenue, Pelham, New York 10803.