Published 4:07 pm Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Harry Triebel, 87, of Groves passed away Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Calder Woods in Beaumont.
Harry was born on October 15, 1927 in Flossmoor, Illinois to Oscar Henry Hugo Triebel and Anna Triebel. He was a longtime resident of Groves/ Port Arthur. He graduated from the University of Illinois in 1951 with a degree in Chemical Engineering and was employed at Texaco/Star Enterprise, Port Arthur, from his graduation until his retirement in 1993 in the Process Engineering Department. He travelled extensively with Caltex, a subsidiary of Texaco during his career, including Japan, Finland, Canada, and Trinidad.
He had served in the U. S. Army in the Signal Corps in Japan during the occupation after WWII. He was an instructor with the Port Arthur Water Safety Corps of the American Red Cross from 1951 until 1980. Harry was actively involved in Procter Baptist Church in Port Arthur.
Harry is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mavis Triebel, three daughters, Carol Triebel, Karen King, and Marion Lacy, sister, Mildred Triebel, brother, Bruce Triebel, three grandchildren, Jordan Lacy, Kelli Quintos and Shannon Lacy, and one great-granddaughter, Adelynn Lacy.
Remembrances may be sent to the Port Arthur Higher Education Foundation, P. O. Box 310, Port Arthur, Texas for a scholarship to honor his lifetime involvement with education.
Cremation was handled by Levingston Funeral Home in Groves.