Jay E. Dittus, age 81. Resident of Hinsdale. Passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of Bjorg; Loyal brother of Donald (Sue) of Grand Marais, MN, Robert (Lois) of Brookfield, WI, and Virginia (Ted) Emigh of Raleigh, NC; Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Jay was born in Melrose Park, IL. Graduate of Proviso High School, Class of 1950. He received a Bachelor's degree from Wabash College in 1954 and served four years in the US Navy
as a Photo Intelligence Officer. In 1960 he received a MBA from Northwestern University
, after graduating he joined Inland Steel. Starting at Inland as a trainee, he rose to the position of Treasurer and Vice President of Finance, retiring in 1995. Jay contracted Autoimmune Hepatitis and fought a two-and-a-half year battle with the disease, before succumbing to complications from the disease. Friends and Family will meet for a Memorial Visitation from 1p.m. until time of Service, 2 p.m., Saturday, May 17, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 139 East First St., Hinsdale.