Triton Industries founder Marv Wortell dies at age 100

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 ( appreciated. Funeral information 847-256-5700.

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