Ray Tritt
1930 - 2017
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Ray Leon Tritt, 87, of Sycamore, Illinois, passed away on June 28, 2017 at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield. Born January 2, 1930 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania to Albert and Elnora Tritt (nee March). Ray was a graduate of Carlisle High School and served the U.S. Navy from 1948-1952. Ray was an active member of the Church of the Brethren in both Carlisle and Boulder Hill in Montgomery, IL. Through the Church he joined Brethren Volunteer Service and went to Kassel, Germany to help build a Peace Center. While there he met and married June Replogle on October 9, 1954. After coming home they settled in Easton, MD (1955-60), where Sharon and Mark were born, and Ray worked for the Walbridge Brothers, learning much about construction. Through the Church's foreign ministry department Ray built schools, clinics, houses and churches in Nigeria, Africa (1960-63). In 1963 Ray and June settled down in Illinois, and soon thereafter Steve was born. Ray continued his volunteer work in Guatemala, Honduras, Peru, Uruguay and various places throughout the United States. Later in life Ray joined Westminster Presbyterian Church in DeKalb, where he was fondly known as able to fix anything, and will be remembered for establishing the Memorial Garden where his ashes will be spread. A lifelong carpenter, Ray worked in all aspects of home building including vice president of construction for Volkshof, field supervisor for NIKA Corporation, project manager and construction inspector for the U.S. Postal Service, and building inspector for the Village of Oswego. In retirement he continued as a home inspector and ultimately owned and operated Tritt's Sharpening Service. Ray was a voracious reader, consuming two to three books a week. He had many interests: jigsaw and soduku puzzles, camping, canoeing, fishing, hiking, traveling and woodworking. Forever a handyman, Ray enjoyed helping family and friends with their home projects. Ray will be dearly missed by his wife of 62 years, June, daughter Sharon Tritt of Montgomery, IL, son Mark of Mesa, AZ, and son Steve (Jill) of Sycamore, IL. He is the beloved grandfather of Kayla (Erik) Sykora, Spencer, and Alexandria Tritt, and great grandfather of Mark Sykora. He is also survived by his brother Clair and many nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents, brother Wayne, and sister Marie Mischitz. A memorial service celebrating Ray's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday July 8, 2017 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 830 N. Annie Glidden Road in DeKalb with Pastor Blake Richter officiating. Please arrive as early as 9:30 a.m. if you would like to view photographs and reminisce with the family. Memorial contributions can be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church or Neighborhood Church of the Brethren, 155 Boulder Hill Pass, in Montgomery. Arrangements by Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Quiram Sycamore Chapel. To share a memory or leave a condolence visit olsonfh.com.

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Published in Beacon News on Jul. 2, 2017.
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July 17, 2018
I owe Ray and June and all his children for all the help they gave me when I first came to the US. I still have the wooden box he made at my home.
Dia Tran
July 7, 2017
My deepest condolences on the loss of your father. Fondly remembering all the dinners and sleepovers spent in your home while growing up. Your dad (and husband) was truly a great man and gave so much to so many.
Wendy Whisenant (Payne)
July 5, 2017
Mr Tritt Was a great neighbor. My husband louie and Ray would talk forAn hour about a lot of things.a few times a week Ray will b missed by both of us God Bless his family always.
Jane & Louie Curce
July 4, 2017

Sorry to hear of your loss of Ray. He was always an inspiration to those of us who worked with him.
Lyle Neher
July 1, 2017
Dear Aunt June and family, I'm so sorry to hear about Uncle Ray's passing as I know how much he will be missed. I always looked forward to what he would write/compose at Christmas. My prayers are with you. Love, Tammy Bowman (Bob Replogle's middle child)
Tammy Bowman
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