Gilbert Tritt, Jr.

Gilbert Tritt, Jr., 86, of Katy, Texas, formerly of Ellwood City, passed away on December 26, 2014. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Born May 28, 1928 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late Gilbert and Mary Jane Tritt.

Gilbert served with the U.S. Army. He was held as a Prisoner of War after he was captured during the Korean War on 18 May 1951 and was held until his release on 20 August 1953 after the signing of the Armistice. He received the Prisoner of War Medal and Purple Heart Medal along with numerous other awards for his service. Following his service with the Army, Gilbert worked at the Babcock & Wilcox Steel Mill in the Beaver Falls east works. After retiring to Katy, Texas, Gilbert was active in the VFW and American Legion. He enjoyed traveling the United States with his family.

Gilbert is survived by his wife Joanne Foley. They recently celebrated their 61st anniversary on November 26th, 2014.

Survivors also include his son, Scott (Cheryl) Tritt of Katy, Texas; his daughter, Terri (Steve) Campbell of Houston, Texas; five grandchildren, Ian (Erin), Andy, Marlyse Tritt, Cory and Justin Campbell. The apples of his eyes, his two great-grandchildren, twins Brian and Taylor Tritt. His two sisters Mary Jane LeRoy of Ellwood City and Norma Jean Carothers of Florence, Kentucky; brothers-in-law, Robert (Phyllis) Foley of Ellwood City and Joseph (Dolly) Foley of New Castle; and many nieces and nephews.

Military rites will be conducted by the Veterans Honor Guard, Houston National Cemetery at a later date.

Info from Ellwood City Ledger

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