Richard G. Briggs ’59

Richard G. Briggs ’59 died March 21, 2013, at his home in Belpre, Ohio. He was born in Bangor on June 11, 1937, son of the late Gordon D. Briggs ’33, and prepared for college at Hampden Academy and Hebron Academy. He graduated cum laude, a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity, and went on to earn a master’s degree at the University of Rochester in 1969. He also attended Cornell University graduate school and several truck driving schools in Wisconsin. He taught in various capacities from 1959 to 1974 and consulted on education issues. He retired from truck driving in 2008. He served to second lieutenant in the Marine Corps. He served as treasurer of Christ the King House of Prayer in Parkersburg, W.Va., as a central committeeman of the Washington County Republican Party, and as a freelance author of opinion columns. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Lee Church Briggs; eleven children and stepchildren: Deidri Deana, Tamara Hitchcock, Cinda Parsons, Gordon Deane, Kevin Kelbaugh, Jeffrey Kelbaugh, Mary Ann Cunningham, Christopher W. Briggs, Matthew V. Smith, Hope Pauline Briggs Mueller, and Rebecca Briggs Pfile; sister Margaret Briggs; brother Robert Stearns Briggs; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.