Robert David Gribben


Robert "Bob" Gribben
Robert "Bob" David Gribben, 79 of Fairmont passed away on Friday, March 22, 2019. He was born in Wheeling on November 25, 1939; the son of the late Thomas Arthur Gribben and Marie Claire (Kammer) Gribben.
Bob graduated from Wheeling Jesuit University and earned a Master of Social Work from West Virginia University. Following his graduation from WVU, he worked in child welfare before working as a Unit Manager at the Federal Correctional Institution, the Kennedy Center in Morgantown, retiring with 27 years of service. Bob retired from the Fairmont Community Development Partnership. He truly loved living and working in Fairmont.
He was an active member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Bob was a member of several civic organizations, including the Knights of Columbus, Marion County Senior Citizens, Fairmont Rotary, Fairmont Lions Club, Elks Lodge in Fairmont, Marion County Men's Democrat Club and Hope, Inc.
Bob loved his family, most of all his granddaughters and his companion dog, Jasmine.
He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Karen (Carpenter) Gribben; his sons, Joseph "Joe" Gribben and his wife, Dana and George Gribben and his fiancé, Vicki DeAntonis; his very special granddaughters, Kathleen "Kate" Gribben and Anna Gribben all of Fairmont. Also surviving is his brother-in-law, Terry Carpenter and his wife, Donna of Fairmont; his sister-in-law, Rosella Gribben of Wheeling and several extended family members and many good friends and associates.
In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas J. Gribben and a nephew, Christopher Gribben.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hope, Inc., P O Box 626, Fairmont, WV 26555.
Friends and family will be received at the Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant Street, Fairmont on Wednesday, from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm. a Vigil Service will be held at the funeral home at 6:00p.m. conducted by Sr. Stella Cronauer. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 329 Maryland Avenue, Fairmont on at 11:00 am on Thursday, March 28, 2019 with Fr. Jojan Joseph, CST as the Celebrant. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery.
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Published on March 24, 2019
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Linda Longstreth
Mar 27, 2019
Karen , I’m so sorry for your loss . Bob will be missed . Sending prayers to you and your family .
Cherie Cinalli (Michael Cinalli’s mother)
Mar 27, 2019
Sorry for your loss. Thinking about you and your family in prayer
Linda Jones Pethtel
Mar 26, 2019
What a kind and giving man...Prayers for the family.
Tina Glover
Mar 26, 2019
George so sorry to hear about your dad. We here at Grandview would like to send our condolences to you and your family. Our prayers are with you.
David Crayton & Mary Beveridge
Mar 26, 2019
Dear Karen and George, we are so sorry to hear about Bob. Our deepest condolences are with you and your family.
Edna Mae Vincent Boyce
Mar 26, 2019
Dear Karen and family, Thinking of you and praying for God's comfort and peace in this sad time. God Bless each one of you.
Jerry and Debbie
Mar 26, 2019
Praying for comfort and peace for you and your family.
Dave Morrison
Mar 26, 2019
Karen, George & Joe So Sorry to hear about Bob. Keeping you all in my thoughts & prayers
Nancy Tower
Mar 25, 2019
So very sorry for your loss. I didn't know Bob well, but I do know he did a lot for our community. He will be greatly missed and warmly remembered. Hugs and prayers for the family.
Linda Carpenter
Mar 25, 2019
Karen, sorry to hear about your husband. Thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.
John Cervo Family
Mar 25, 2019
Gribben Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God comfort and be with you. God Bless
Kathryn Newbrough
Mar 25, 2019
Sorry about your loss.l would like to see you But I'm unable
Steve and Dana Riedeman
Mar 25, 2019
We are so saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. He was a wonderful man who was committed to the service of others. This community will miss him.
Linda L. Gandy
Mar 25, 2019
Karen and Joe, We are very sorry for your lose. Prayers to Family
Anita Stevens
Mar 24, 2019
Karen and family I am sending many thoughts and prayers to you all. May God bless you all.
Nellie Reese
Mar 24, 2019
OH Karen so sorry to hear about Bob May He Rest In Pease Prayers for you and your Family . GOD BLESS YOU 🙏🙏🙏 GOD BLESS CARPENTER AND FORD FUNERAL HOME FOR ALL YOUR SERVICES FOR My WHOLE FAMILY
Carol & Frank Huffman & Family
Mar 24, 2019
So Sorry For Your Loss . Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family
Jamie Fast
Mar 24, 2019
Your family has been a blessing to so the lord bless and comfort you in your loss
Steve &DianaDrake; and family
Mar 24, 2019
Our love & prayers are with you during this most difficult time . If you need us in anyway we are here for you. ❤️🙏🏼
Mar 24, 2019
I am so sorry for the loss of your husband Karen. Your family was so kind and loving to all whom you all helped. May the peace of our Lord bring you comfort.
Sharon L Lee
Mar 24, 2019
George, Karen, & the Gribbon Family:
Please except my sincerest condolences in the passing of Bob. I met Bob through working for the City Of Fairmont, I relocated but ran into him several times when visiting. Bob would always welcome me back to the city, give me an update on what’s going on and talk about his beautiful granddaughters.
He will me missed ... my prayers are with you all as you go through this difficult time.
Take care,

Sharon L Lee
Charlotte, NC