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Patrick D. Tribbe

May 23, 1949 — October 23, 2022


Patrick Tribbe, 73, passed away after a brief illness on Sunday, October 23, 2022, with his daughter Jessica by his side. Pat was a leading professional in the behavioral health field and had a profound impact on communities in Ohio, Indiana, and Newfoundland, Canada. With five decades of faithful service, his commitment and compassion changed the lives of thousands of individuals experiencing mental illness and addiction. Pat was a friend to many, and his thoughtfulness and wise counsel will be truly missed.


Pat spent much time on the Ohio River and kept a farm where he grew corn, tomatoes, and other produce that he would share with friends and co-workers. Pat was also quite adept at restoration projects, including two turn-of-the-century homes in Chillicothe, a log cabin in Higginsport, and a covered bridge on his farm.  During his time at St. Xavier High School (class of ’67), Pat served as bass guitarist and teenage heartthrob in several rock bands. Pat completed his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati, and traveled to Canada for his Master’s at Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland. He loved to regale his family with stories of surviving Canadian winters in a one room cabin with only a wood-fired stove and his dog, King, to keep him warm.


Pat was preceded in death by his wife of 37 years, Marilyn, his parents Ginny and Paul, and his brother Geoff. Pat is survived by his daughter, Jessica (Adam Little), brothers Kevin (Peggy Hunter) and Gerry (Barbara), and sister-in-law, Sue Tribbe. Pat was also a devoted caretaker to many canine companions over the years, including his last dog, Luna.  


Continuing his unwavering commitment to community health services, Pat requested that donations be made to the Recovery Center of Hamilton County in lieu of flowers. A donation link can be found


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