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Pelham Manor's Susan Tritsch, 73, Honored Saturday

PELHAM MANOR, N.Y. - Susan Colwell Tritsch, formerly of Pelham Manor, died of cancer on Dec. 8, surrounded by family. She was 73.

Tritsch attended Pelham Manor High School for two years before graduating from Emma Willard in 1955. She graduated from Mount Holyoke in 1959 and completed graduate studies in physical therapy at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

She worked part-time as a physical therapist at Burke Rehabilitation Center, San Souci, Jean Jugan and for private patients until her retirement.

Most recently of New Rochelle, she was active in Pelham Manor for many years. Tritsch served on the board of directors of the Westchester Alzheimer's Association and the Visiting Nurse Service.

She was also a member of the Manor Club, most recently with the literature section, the Junior League of Pelham, International Garden Club, Pelham Family Service and the Pelham Larks.

A devoted member of Huguenot Memorial Church, she was a choir member, deacon, elder and served as chair of the prayer chair and co-founder of the Stephen Ministry Program.

Tritsch is survived by her husband Robert, her daughters Connie, Nancy and Caroline, her brothers Richard Colwell of Atlanta, Ga. and Howard Colwell of Exeter, N.H. and seven grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday at Huguenot Memorial Church in Pelham Manor. Funeral arrangements by George T. Davis Funeral Home in New Rochelle.

Donations may be made in her memory Hospice and Palliative Care of Westchester , 311 North Street, Suite 204, White Plains, NY 10605, or the Alzheimer's Associations , 2 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 103, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.

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