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Harry E Tritle Jr

We have another Angel from our 1960 Class: 

Bill Culp:  Bill forwarded this message today: To all,

  I just received word that Harry Tritle passed away this morning. I spoke with his wife, Sue, she said that Harry had Flu like symptoms and was to go to the doctor today.
  He was trying to get dressed and just lay down and passed.
  Those of you who go to our Class lunches know that I had Harry come to our lunch last month. He was going to come to more of them, but was busy watching his grandson. 
  Harry and I met each other in High School and have been close since then.
  I have no further details. Harry's wife, Sue will let me know and I will relay information.
  Please pass this on to other class members. I don't have everyone's e-mail address. Thank you.  Bill
Note:  Will post the information from the Mirror when posted. Sandy

Harry E. Tritle Jr.

Nov. 15, 1942 - Nov. 24, 2015

November 27, 2015
The Altoona Mirror     

Harry E. Tritle Jr., 73, of Altoona died early Tuesday morning at his residence.

He was born in Ridley Park, son of the late Harry E. Sr. and Betty M. (Tromm) Tritle. He married Sue Anne Parks on April 2, 1967, in Altoona.

Surviving are his wife, Sue; three daughters: Kendra O'Neill and her husband, John, of Key West, Fla., Lori Emigh and her husband, Robert, of Hollidaysburg and Holly Plotts of Altoona; five grandchildren; and a sister, Sharon J. Wardrop and her husband, Dennis E., of Altoona.

Harry was preceded in death by a grandson, Hayden Plotts; a brother, John R. Tritle; and a son-in-law, Donald Plotts.

Mr. Tritle was a member of Simpson-Temple United Parish, Altoona, where he was active with attendance and was a money counter.

He was a 1960 graduate of Altoona High School.

He was a U.S. Army Reserve veteran.

Harry retired as a trooper from the Pennsylvania State Police in 1992 following 25 years of service. He was the founder and owner of Whistle Stop Quilting since 2001.

He enjoyed woodworking and was a journeyman cabinet maker. He also enjoyed quilting and made several quilts for the American Cancer Society "Relay for Life" and also made a 9/11 remembrance quilt for the church.

He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police.

Friends will be received from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, at Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, at Simpson-Temple United Parish with the Rev. Denise M. Arpino officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Simpson-Temple United Parish, 2212 Sixth Avenue, Altoona, PA 16602.

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11/24/15 03:28 PM #1    

Robert D Park

My first reaction was "Oh My God" It is too hard for me to comprehend that Harry has been taken away from us. It was a shock to say the least. While Harry and I were not close friends, he was one who always knew you and would take the iniative to say "Hello". He will be missed, deeply. Take care my friend, and as the good book says "I go to prepare a place for you". I am sure that Harry has one of the best places in God's palace. Peace to you, Harry. God bless you family.


Bob & Barb Park

11/26/15 08:58 AM #2    

A. Maynard Burley Jr.

To Sue and the Family,

I am so sorry to hear of harry's passing.  This is such a loss to all of us.  Harry and I have been close for low these many years.  In fact, I just had a chat with him after his birthday.  We had many good times together.  My deepest condolances. 


11/27/15 07:24 AM #3    

Barbara A Maucieri (Lovell)

To Sue and Family

Words cannot express my shock over the passing of Harry.  So sorry to hear and hope that if we can do anything for you and your family you will not hesitate to call.  Please accept our sympathy.  My God be with you and your family

Lynn and Barb Lovell

11/27/15 12:33 PM #4    

William H Culp

  Sue and Family,

  Words can't express my sorrow when I heard of Harry's passing. He has been a good friend since High School and was my Best Man when I married Lynn. 

  We had many good times together I had gotten Harry to come to one of our luncheons. He had planned to come to more of them when his schedule permitted.

  He will surely be missed.

  May God Bless you all.


11/28/15 06:33 PM #5    

Sandra K Lee (Martin)

Our sincere sympaty to Harry and his family. I remeber being in classes with Harry in Keith. He was a lot of fun back then. Sandy (Lee) and Ed Martin

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