Jennie Tritten of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, passed on May 7, 2022, at the age of ninety-nine at The Retreat Alzheimer’s Specialty Care long-term care facility. Jennie was born in Yonkers, New York on July 11, 1922, to John and Julia Szucs.
Jennie attended public schools and graduated in 1940 from the former High School of Commerce in Yonkers. She worked in New York City as a secretary and as a volunteer during World War II with the USO and Red Cross before marrying and raising two children. She was active in the former Hungarian Presbyterian and taught Sunday school in the former Westminster Presbyterian Churches in Yonkers. She became a deacon, ruling elder, and clerk of the session in the former First Westminster Presbyterian Church before joining the Bryn Mawr Park Presbyterian Church. Other volunteer activities includes boy scouting, girl scouting, and answering the many letters sent to Santa in care of the Yonkers Post Office.
Jennie was employed for many years as a newspaper reporter for the Yonkers Herald Statesmen. As a reporter, she covered city government and received a number of national, state, and local professional journalism awards. After retiring in 1985, she volunteered as Vice Chairman of the Yonkers Municipal Housing Authority, at the Hudson River Museum, and as a remedial reading aide in the public schools.
She was a member of the Rio Rancho Presbyterian Church and the Hungarian-American Club of New Mexico. Jennie is pre-deceased by her former husband, James H. Tritten. She is survived by her son, James J. Tritten of Corrales, New Mexico; her daughter Susan Marchetti of Charlotte, North Carolina, four grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.