James E. Tribble, of Plymouth, died Wednesday, June 26, at Jordan Hospital after a brief illness. He was the husband of Thalia Minott Tribble. Born in Abington, son of the late Roy W. and Eunice D. Tribble, he lived for thirty years in that town. He graduated from Abington High School, Brown University (cum laude) and the Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Technology. During his career, Mr. Tribble held several Engineering and Executive positions including Vice President of Engineering and Construction for the New England Electric System, and later Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the same company. He then spent ten years as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Yankee Atomic Electric Co. He also served as a Director of New England Power Co., Massachusetts Electric Co., The Edison Electric Institute, The Institute for Nuclear Power Operations, and several other organizations. Mr. and Mrs. Tribble have resided in Plymouth since 1960. An avid sailor and golfer, James was a longtime member of the Plymouth Yacht Club and Plymouth Country Club. He was also a member of the Chiltonville Congregational Church. In addition to his wife, Mr. Tribble is survived by two sons, Michael R. Tribble of Plymouth, and James I. Tribble of Scituate; two daughters, Cynthia T. Moylan of Bourne and Cathy T. Finch of Franklin, Vermont. He also has ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 3, at 11 a.m. at the Chiltonville Congregational Church, River Street, Plymouth. Burial will be in the cemetery behind the church following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jordan Hospital Critical Care Unit.