Richard A. Briggs

PENFIELD, N.Y. – Richard A. Briggs, 81, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013.

Devoted husband of 44 years to Karen (Keefe) Briggs; proud father of Mary Briggs (George Wat-son) and Robert Briggs; loving Poppa of Abby and Jack Watson; also survived by his brother Robert (Bet-sy) Briggs; aunt, Margaret Alexander; and nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends.

Dick was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean conflict, and an active sportsman throughout his life. He enjoyed a wonderful life and brought happiness to all he met. The family gives sincere thanks to the Surgical ICU at Strong Hospital for their compassionate care during the past months.

Friends may call Monday, Sept. 16, from 4-7 p.m. at the Anthony Funeral Chapel, 2305 Monroe Ave., Rochester, NY 14618, where a service will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 11 a.m. Interment on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 1 p.m. at Lake View Cemetery, 907 Lakeview Ave., Jamestown, NY 14701.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project (www.woundedwarriorproject.org), P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. To share a memory of Dick or send a condolence to the family, visit www.anthonychapels.com.