WILLARDS — William Arthur Tribbitt, “Otsy”, age 75, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. Born in Smyrna, Del., he was the son of the late James Thomas Tribbitt, Sr., and Dolores Truax Tribbitt. He was preceded in death by his wife Shirley Anne Dennis Tribbitt in 2004.
He is survived by his daughter, Ruth Ann Tribbitt Larsen of Knoxville, Tenn.; step-daughter, Vera Baker of Willards; two grandchildren, Kristin Burt and Angie Reichenberg; four great grandchildren; a brother, James Thomas Tribbitt, Jr. of Dover; sisters, Violet Phelps of Dover, DE and Jean Failing of Wyoming, DE. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert and Eugene Tribbitt and a sister, Dorothy Cooper. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Tribbitt had been an electrical worker, and had worked for Sunbeam Bakery. He was a United States Navy Veteran, member of the IBEW Electrical Workers Union and the Bakery, Confectionary and Tobacco Workers International Union Local 68 AFL-CIO. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 209 E. Market St., Salisbury, MD 21801 or to the American Cancer Society, 1138 Parsons Rd., Salisbury, MD 21801.