Imelda "Mel" Tritinger

July 05, 1928 - November 30, 2020

Visitation: No Visitation

Service: To be held at a later date.

Imelda “Mel” Tritinger (Dauk)

Of Palm Harbor, FL, passed away on Monday, November 30, 2020. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA and moved to Florida in 2000. Wife of the late Charles “Chuck” Tritinger. Mel was active in the church community at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, Perrysville, PA where she served as President of the Guild and Christian Mothers, managed their facilities calendar and served on the commission for the new church development. Mel also helped with Friday night fish fries and the annual church festival and flea market. Many will remember Mel from her work at Amarraca as a food demonstrator for nine years. Prior to marrying the love of her life, Mel worked in the fine coats departments at Joseph Horne.

Survivors include her two daughters, Linda McDonough (late husband Tom), also of Palm Harbor, FL and Diane Kirkwood (Husband Mick) of Gray, Georgia, a son, Dennis Tritinger (wife Susan) of Gaithersburg, MD. Beloved grandmother to Nicole (Joe), Amanda (Matt), Chris, Carrie (Philip) & Justin. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to Bon Secure Maria Manor – designate the Memory Care Unit or Suncoast Hospice of Florida.

To comply with state and national guidelines regarding physical distancing, a celebration of life will be held at a later date. The Tritinger, McDonough and Kirkwood families send many thanks to their extended family and friends for their support and prayers.

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  • Su McCloskey

    I join my sisters in my condolences to all who loved “Aunt Mel”. She and “Aunt Bert” were the aunts we never had & we always loved the July 4th celebration at the farm. I had the gift of seeing her with my Mom a few years ago in Peterswoods for July 4. They were laughing like a couple of young girls from Felmeth Street. What a beautiful example of lifelong friendship.

  • Eleanor Vosbein

    Mell was like family to me. I loved her disposition, her sense of humor. We did many things together — shows, shopping, church functions, luncheons,race track, you name it Mel, was ready! When my husband died, she and Linda got me through it,always there to help me. I will miss her forever!

  • Kathy McCloskey Sanders

    My sympathies to all. It was an honor to be your mom’s godchild. So many memories of the Fourth of July family picnics. My thoughts are with you.

  • Jacqueline Hoffman (Jackie McCloskey)

    I am so sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. I have so many wonderful memories of time spent with your family, especially the annual picnics!

  • Karen Mckee

    So Sorry to hear of Mrs Tritinger’s passing. She and Diane were in my thoughts over the years as we used to ride the horses every summer. Also would see Mrs Tritinger at Amarraca as well. Such a wonder person and a great family. My sympathies and prayers to your families.

  • Sandy Morris Schall

    I am so sorry to read of your Mom’s passing. I haven’t seen any of you in many years, but I have the fondest of memories of her! My thoughts are with you all. Sandy

  • Pamela May

    Your mom will be missed. My favorite memories are when we went camping with your parents in Deep Creek, and the night we drove her Potato salad around on New Years Eve. Great memories that I will hold in my heart forever. 💞


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