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Triton Industries founder Marv Wortell dies at age 100

TMA Media May 6, 2019

Marvin R. Wortell, age 100, of Wilmette, founded Triton Industries in Chicago in 1961. He served as chairman of the Technology & Manufacturing Association’s Board of Directors forty years ago this year.

Mr. Wortell was an industrialist, master woodworker, avid sailor, biker, and a car enthusiast.

He was the beloved husband of Esther Wortell, nee Gerber; loving father of Susie (Rob) Uppole, Brent Wortell, Janet (Michael) Seigle and Holly Wortell; Grandfather of Rachel Wortell, Becca (Andrew) Bloom, Joe Wortell, Danny Seigle, David Seigle, Jeremy Seigle; devoted son of the late Lena and Josef Wortell; treasured uncle, cousin and friend to many.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at Weinstein & Piser Funeral Home, 111 Skokie Blvd., Wilmette, IL 60091.

Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Chicago Maritime Museum (www.chicagomaritimemuseum.org) appreciated. Funeral information 847-256-5700.

In 2015 at TMA’s annual Past Chairmen Dinner, TMA News.com spoke with Mr. Wortell, who remained ever-supportive of TMA’s work.