Martha W. Tyte

02/28/2012 5:04 PM |

Martha W. Tyte

Martha W. Tyte, formerly of Aquebogue and Riverhead, died Feb. 17 in Mesa, Ariz. She was 94.

Born March 9, 1917, in Remsenburg to Helen (Goldsmith) and Charles E. Wright, she was educated through her freshman year of college. She married A. Milton Tyte in Riverhead in 1978 and was a secretary in the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office in Riverhead.

She belonged to the Daughters of the American Revolution, Riverhead United Methodist Church and Rebekahs – Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

Family members said she enjoyed reading, genealogy and needlework.

Predeceased by her husband in 2000, Ms. Tyte is survived by her daughter, Jill Wells of Chandler, Ariz.; and siblings Virginia Backlund of East Hampton and Joseph Wright of Huntsville, Ala. Her brothers Edward and William Wright also predeceased her.

A memorial service and interment at Riverhead Cemetery will take place at a future date. Arrangements are being handled by Reginald H. Tuthill Funeral Home in Riverhead.

Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Riverhead United Methodist Church.

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