John Briggs

Obituary of John R. Briggs

Argyle - John R. Briggs, 66, passed away peacefully at his residence on Sunday, September 11, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Salem, he is the son of the late Richard and Shirley (Marsceill) Briggs.

John was employed by Troy Boiler Works, owned and operated Vic's Trucking and finished his career with the Ford Motor Co. as a Core Builder. He was an avid race enthusiast and enjoyed watching NASCAR and the local dirt tracks.

John is survived by his beloved wife of 38 years, Victoria L. (Ruthosky) Briggs, his children; Kristie (Frank) Prouty of Sorrento, FL, Keith (Tonya) Briggs of Apoka, FL, Jamie (Thomas) Tomas of Palm Beach, FL, Heather (Joseph) Zugzda of Johnstown, NY and Stephanie (Steve Fronhofer) Briggs of Greenwich, NY, his sisters; Nancy A. (Michael) Paone of Lansingburgh, NY and Janice (Clarence) Reed of White Creek, NY, his grandchildren; Christopher Prouty, Kurt Prouty, Nathan Briggs, Peytan Fronhofer, Emma Fronhofer, Ryker Tomas, Trace Tomas, Sophia Zugzda and Mackenzie Zugzda, and his two great-grandchildren; Zachary Prouty and Alyssa Prouty. He is also survived by Don Brady, who was like a son to him and helped the family throughout his illness.

John was predeceased by his late parents Richard and Shirley (Marsceill) Briggs; his son; Todd Briggs, his brother; Clarence R. Briggs, and his sister; Peggy Bearor.

The family would like to thank Dr. Mahindu, The Broad Street Dialysis Center, and the H.C.R. Home Care nursing staff for the wonderful care and compassion they showed John throughout his illness.

Those wishing to remember John in a special way may make memorial contributions in his name to the Argyle Emergency Squad, 248 Pleasant Valley Rd. Argyle, NY 12809. Funeral services will be private to the family. A memorial service for friends and family will be held Saturday, September 17th from 1:00 -5:00 p.m. at the Morrison Residence, 1378 County Route 49 Argyle, NY.

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