Estes Park resident George Tritch died at Prospect Park Living Center on Sunday, December 27, 2009. He was 89 years old. George Tritch, IV was born on February 12, 1920 in Denver, CO. His parents were George and Madeline (Stratton) Tritch, III.
George graduated from East High School in Denver in 1938 and then continued his education at Stanford University where he was a member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity. After graduating for Stanford he entered the Navy where he served as an officer until 1945. He married Kathryn Spoentgen on September 10, 1949. They enjoyed 52 years of marriage before Kathryn died in 2001. George resided in Littleton, CO where he worked for IBM as a salesman for office equipment and raised three daughters with his wife Kay. In 1973 he moved to the family owned property in Estes Park with his wife to retire. After retiring from IBM at age 55 George became an active member of the Environmental Protective Agency, the North end Property Owners Association and St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Estes Park.
George was an avid golfer, fisherman and hunter.
George is survived by his daughters Karen Lee and husband David of Hudson, CO, Laura Tritch-Albrecht and husband Duane of Estes Park and Diane Tritch-Fenner and husband Richard of Denver; grandchildren Kathryn Everhart of Westminster, CO, Elisa Parker and husband Tyson of Loveland, CO, Jared St. John and wife Michelle of Loveland, CO, Amy Hoback and husband Brad of Fort Collins, CO and Jason Barcelon of Seattle, WA; 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Kathryn.
A private ceremony will be held at the Tritch family mausoleum in Denver, CO on January 8, 2010 where he will be laid to rest in a joint urn with his best friend and beloved wife Kay. Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of the donor’s choice in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 1302 Graves Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517. See www.allnutt.com to see George’s on-line obituary and send a message to the family.