With sadness, we must report the passing of Don Tribit, longtime friend, customer, consultant, and occupant of the far left hand seat in the second row at almost every sale we’ve had here in Chadds Ford since 2002. Don assisted us and our clients with his considerable expertise in sorting, identifying, appraising, cataloging and selling coins, stamps, early glass, and more. He will be missed on many levels.
Don was born in Wilmington, DE on August 4, 1949, and was the son of the late Donald C. Tribit, Sr. and Anne W. Tribit. He proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Air Force.
An antiques expert, Don utilized over 48 years of combined research and experience in antiques appraising and selling at various antiques malls. He held a number of professional appraisal certificates, bought, sold and restored countless antiques and was particularly interested in antique bottle digging.
A Celebration of Life: Donald C. Tribit, Jr.
Celebration of Life: Don Tribit, Jr.
Monday, May 15, 2017
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
William Bunch Auction House
1 Hillman Drive,
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
April 26, 2017
He also worked during this time for Dutch Country Auctions in Wilmington (The Stamp Center) as an expert in stamp and coin auction lotting and appraising. He created entire coin auctions for us here at William Bunch Auction House in Chadds Ford, PA. In addition, he gave both written and verbal coin appraisals for many individuals and businesses.
Don is survived by his wife of 48 years, Linda L. (Krapf) Tribit; daughter, Tammy L. Motahar of Elkton, MD, her hubsand Koorosh; granddaughter, Mojdeh L. Motahar; sister, Virginia Topkis of Nottingham, PA; nephew, Peter Topkis; and great nephew, Greg Vermillion.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, May 15, 2017 with visitation for family and friends from 11:30am until 12:30pm; followed by a luncheon here at William Bunch Auction House, One Hillman Drive (4/10 mile south of Rt. 202 and Rt. 1 Southbound) Chadds Ford, PA 19317. Internment will be private and held with military honors at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetary.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Donald's memory may be made to Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Center, 2nd Floor, Newark, DE 19711.