61, of Galesburg, died at 4:50 a.m. Tuesday, October 9, 2012 in Rosewood Care Center.
He was born July 27, 1951 in San Diego, Calif. the son of Dr. Gene and Manetta Waldron Tribbey. He married Sue Wong July 14, 1973 in Galesburg.
He is survived by his father, Dr. Gene Tribbey of Galesburg; a brother, Kenneth (and Polly) Tribbey of Larkspur, Colo.; a sister, Janet (and Bob) Shimmin of Peoria, Ill.; and, Sue Tribbey of Galesburg. He was preceded in death by his mother.
John graduated from Galesburg High School in 1970. He went on to attend Eastern Illinois University and Carl Sandburg College. He was a self-employed hairdresser. John was also an artist focusing on welded sculpture. He created the baseball player statue which stands at Voyles Ballpark.
Cremation will be accorded. No visitation or formal service is planned. Private family services will be held. Memorials may be made to OSF Hospice. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.