Reverend William G. Triebe, 70, of Somerset, passed on January 16, 2018 at Somerset Hospital. Born November 25, 1947 in Teaneck, NJ, he is the son of the late William L. and Charlotte (Bertotti) Triebe. He is also preceded in death by his brother-in-law James Ahrens and good friend Brent Heitzer. Bill is survived by his wife of 44 years, Kathleen (Ahrens) Triebe; daughter Sara Triebe of Somerset; and sons Matthew and David Triebe, both of Ft. Collins, CO; sister-in-law Bonita Marburger and husband Duane of Danforth, IL; sister-in-law Elizabeth Ahrens of West Branch, IA; cousins Jo Ann Snyder and husband James of Middleton, NY, and Father James Gleason of Johnstown; and several nieces and nephews. Bill was a 1966 graduate of Westwood, NJ High School, a 1970 graduate of Fairleigh-Dickinson University; and a 1976 graduate of Christ Seminary-Seminex in St. Louis, MO.
He was ordained into the American Evangelical Lutheran Church in 1976 when he began a 34 year career that took him to parishes in Detroit, MI, Ohiowa, NE, Lyons and Rosalie, NE, and Somerset, Addison, Fort Hill, Confluence, and Rockwood, PA. He was also chaplain for Heartland Hospice in Somerset for a number of years. Bill and Kathy served as a Clergy Team Couple for the United Marriage Encounter. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Somerset, enjoyed reading and writing, and loved spending time with his family. There will be no viewing or visitation at Bill’s request. A memorial service will be held at a later time. Memorial contributions may be sent to Trinity Lutheran Church at 918 Tayman Avenue, Somerset, PA 15501 or Make-A-Wish Foundation at www.wish.org/donate