Harry S. “Sonny” Triebe, Sr. of Downsville, NY, the owner of Sonny & Sons Stone Co., LLC of Downsville, NY, and a long-time area resident, died February 17, 2012 at the Wilson Hospital in Johnson City, NY. He was 64.

The son of the late Ellsworth and Angeline Scavera Triebe, he was born July 26, 1947 in Suffern, NY.

Mr. Triebe served in the U.S. Army, and he was a member and past commander of the James S. Moore American Legion Post #167; a member of the O & Y Hunting Club and a former member of the Downsville Fire Co. Professionally, he was a member of the New York and Pennsylvania Bluestone Associations; Chairman of the National Bluestone Association; a member of the Building Stone Institute, Natural Stone Council and Allied Stone Industries as well as the Colchester, Delaware County and National Chambers of Commerce.

Survivors include his wife Donna J. Homovich Triebe, at home; one daughter, Theresa Burnham, and her husband Stephen of Downsville, NY; two sons, Harry Triebe, Jr. and Alex Triebe, both of Downsville, NY; two grandchildren, Mackenzie and Nathaniel; one sister, JoAnne Triebe Snyder of Middletown, NY; two nieces and one nephew. He was predeceased by a sister, Barbara Triebe Keller.

Mr. Triebe’s contributions to the stone industry were felt on a national level, and the sector at large mourns his passing.