Raymond E. Tribby

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NEW OXFORD Raymond Edward Tribby, 95, died, Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at his home. He was the husband of Edith M. (Martin) Tribby, his wife of 43 years, who died July 7, 1991. Born October 27, 1918 in Sharon, he was the son of the late Harvey W. and Mae A. (Walker) Tribby. Ray attended Lincoln High School in Ellwood City. Following high school, Ray attended Geneva College, prior to serving his county in the Army Air Corps from 1941 until 1945, where he attained the positions of flight engineer and base inspector. Upon discharge, Ray attended Penn State University and on Christmas Eve 1947, he drove 56 straight hours to marry Edith. In February of 1950, Ray graduated magna cum laude from Penn State with a degree in chemistry. His career spanned teaching at Williamsport Technical Institute, teaching at East Berlin High School, working in the Research and Development Department at York Corporation and culminating with his retirement in 1978 from Caterpillar, Inc in York as a Spectagrapher and Supervisor in the Metallurgical Lab. He was also a member of the East Berlin V.F.W., New Oxford Social & Athletic Club, and enjoyed backpacking, fishing, golfing and camping. He is survived by six children: Apryl M. Harman and her husband Eugene of New Oxford, Barbara R. Lee and her husband Rodney of Parkton, Md., Jacqueline K. Leer and her husband Daniel of Elizabethtown, Debra G. Gray and her husband Adair of New Oxford, Jeffry J. Tribby and his wife Trisha of New Oxford, and Denise F. Smith and her companion Christopher Rinehart of Gettysburg; 11 grandchildren: Trond Harman, Teque Harman, Dustin Leer, Amanda Leer McGinnis, Apryl Gray Umbel, Andrew Gray, Adam Gray, Taylor Tribby, Terner Tribby, Ryan Smith, and Derek Smith; two step grandchildren, Rusty and Danielle Shenigo; and 17 great-grandchildren: Aaron, Jackson and Elsie Harman; Evelyn, Alastair and Adelle Harman; Finnigan McGinnis; Dalton Leer; Molly, Jane, Helen and Philip Umbel; Lydia, Lauryn and Bryce Gray; and Anna and Emily Gray. He was predeceased by a grandson, Aaron Adair Gray; and a sister, Elizabeth Tribby. Following cremation, Ray will be interred next to his wife Edith at Morefield Cemetery in Hermitage on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 2 p.m. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 1015 Chambersburg Road, Gettysburg. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial contributions be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675, or by visiting www.woundedwarriorproject.org Feiser Funeral Home, Inc, 302 Lincolnway West, New Oxford, is in charge of arrangements. Memories may be shared at www.feiserfuneralhome.com
Published in Evening Sun on Oct. 31, 2013
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