Donald Franklin Triebel (1926 - 2001)

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Birth

Donald Triebel was born on in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York United States

Family

Mother: Dorothy (Simmons) Triebel
Father: William Franklin Triebel

Wife: Vera Marie (Young) Triebel

Wife: Ethel Marie (White) Triebel

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Proprietor of family garage business.

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Military Service

Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He served aboard the transports U.S.S. Mifflin and U.S.S. Weiss.

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Franklin

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Sr.

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Death

Donald Triebel died on in Red Hook, Dutchess County, New York United States

Cause of death: lung cancer

Cause of death

lung cancer

Burial / Funeral

Saint Pauls Lutheran Cemetery, in Red Hook, Dutchess County, New York United States

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Red Hook, Dutchess County, New York

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1926 - In the year that Donald Franklin Triebel was born, on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

1948 - He was 22 years old when on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

1974 - At the age of 48 years old, Donald was alive when on July 30th, the House Judiciary Committee adopted three articles of impeachment against President Nixon. He was charged with obstruction of justice, failure to uphold laws, and the refusal to produce material subpoenaed by the committee. In order to avoid impeachment, Richard M. Nixon announced that he would resign on August 8th, the first President to do so.

1989 - By the time he was 63 years old, on March 24th, the Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker, struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound and oil began spilling out of the hold. The oil would eventually contaminate more than a thousand miles of coastline. It is estimated that over 10.8 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Sound - killing 100,000 to 250,000 seabirds, over 2,800 sea otters, about 12 river otters, 300 harbor seals, 247 bald eagles, and 22 orcas - as well as an unknown number of salmon and herring.

1995 - At the age of 69 years old, Donald was alive when on October 16th, the Million Man March took place on the National Mall in Washington DC. The March was organized to address "the ills of black communities and call for unity and revitalization of African American communities". An estimated 850,000 people attended.

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August 8, 1968 (divorce)
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April 6, 1947 (divorce)
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Pine Plains Register Herald

June 14, 2001, page B9

Services today for Donald Triebel Sr.

RED HOOK -- Donald Franklin Triebel Sr., 74, of Red Hook, died June 11, 2001, at his home.

Mr. Triebel was a mechanic. For over 50 years he owned and operated Triebel's Garage, Inc. in Red Hook, a business founded by his grandfather in 1917. He was also the founder of the Red Hook Mobile Home Park, and the owner/operator of the Northern Dutchess Mobile Home Park.

Mr. Triebel was a member of United Methodist Church of Red Hook, a Life Member of both the Red Hook Post # 7765 VFW and the Harris Smith Post #524 American Legion in Tivoli.

He was also a Charter Member and past president of the Red Hook Area Chamber of Commerce, a member of the NY Manufactured Houseing Association, and the NARSA Radiator Association. Mr. Triebel was also a member of the Red Hook Businessmen's Association for many years. He was also active with the Boy Scouts for many years.

A veteran of the US Navy, Mr. Triebel served during World War II in the Pacific Theater of Operations.

Born in Poughkeepsie on Aug. 14, 1926, he was the son of William and Dorothy Simmons Triebel.

He graduated from Red Hook High School in 1947, and from the Progressive School of Photography in New Haven, Conn. in 1951.

On Aug. 5, 1989 at Red Hook, Mr. Triebel married Althea Hansen.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Donald F. (Kathy) Triebel Jr., of Red Hook, and William O. (Geraldine) Triebel, of Staatsburg; two step-daughters, Deborah Colgrave, of Taghkanic and Marcelle Zitz of Milan; a step-son, Henry Schott, Jr. of Poughquag; two brothers, William L. Triebel of Georgetown, Texas and Charles F. Triebel of Salem, Va.; two sisters, Audrey Zindler of Wappingers Falls and Elma Cooper of Richmond, Va.; two grandsons; two granddaughters; two great-grandchildren and eight step-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, at Burnett, Rockefeller & Hand Funeral Home, 7461 S. Broadway, Red Hook. The Rev. Paul R. Gingrich will officiate.

Interment will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Red Hook.

Arrangements are by Kenneth G. Giek, Burnett, Rockefeller & Hand Funeral Home, Red Hook.

Memorial donations may be made in Donald's memory to the United Methodist Church of Red Hook, Church St., Red Hook, NY 12571.

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From Poughkeepsie Journal website obituary archive:

Donald Franklin Triebel, Sr.

RED HOOK - Donald Franklin Triebel, Sr., 74, of Red Hook, NY, died Monday, June 11, 2001, at his home. Mr. Triebel was a mechanic. For over 50 years he owned and operated Triebels Garage, Inc. in Red Hook, a business founded by his grandfather in 1917. He was also the founder of the Red Hook Mobile Home Park, and the owner/operator of the Northern Dutchess Mobile Home Park.

Mr. Triebel was a member of United Methodist Church of Red Hook, a Life Member of both the Red Hook Post #7765 VFW and the Harris Smith Post #524 American Legion in Tivoli. He was also a Charter Member and past president of the Red Hook Area Chamber of Commerce, a member of the NY Manufactured Housing Association, and the NARSA Radiator Association. Mr. Triebel was also a member of the Red Hook Businessmens Association for many years. He was also active with the Boy Scouts for many years.

A veteran of the US Navy, Mr. Triebel served during World War II in the Pacific Theater of Operations.

Born in Poughkeepsie, NY on 8/14/1926, he was the son of William and Dorothy Simmons Triebel. He graduated from Red Hook High School in 1947, and from the Progressive School of Photography in New Haven, CT in 1951. On August 5, 1989 at Red Hook, NY, Mr. Triebel married Althea Hansen.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law: Donald F. and Kathy Triebel, Jr., of Red Hook, NY; a son and daughter-in-law: William O. and Geraldine Triebel, of Staatsburg, NY; a step daughter: Deborah Colgrave, of Taghkanic, NY; a step son: Henry Schott, Jr. of Poughquag, NY; a step daughter: Marcelle Zitz of Milan, NY; a brother: William L. Triebel of Georgetown, TX; a brother: Charles F. Triebel of Salem, VA; a sister: Audrey Zindler of Wappingers Falls, NY; a sister: Elma Cooper of Richmond, VA; a grandson: Donald W. Triebel of Poughkeepsie, NY; a grandson: David Triebel of Red Hook, NY; a granddaughter: Abigail Triebel of Staatsburg, NY; a granddaughter: Greta Triebel of Staatsburg; 2 great-grandchildren and 8 step grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday at Burnett, Rockefeller - Hand Funeral Home, 7461 S. Broadway, Red Hook. The Reverend Paul R. Gingrich will officiate. Interment will be in St. Pauls Lutheran Cemetery, Red Hook. Friends may call on Wednesday from 2-4 - 7-9 PM at the funeral home. The VFW will hold services at 7:30 PM.
Memorial donations may be made in Donald's memory to United Methodist Church of Red Hook, Church St., Red Hook, NY 12571. Arrangements are by Kenneth G. Giek, Burnett, Rockefeller - Hand Funeral Home, Red Hook.

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