Robert Edward "Bob" Briggs, 88, of Athens, PA, passed away peacefully at Sayre Health Care Center on Saturday, September 30, 2017 following a period of declining health.
He was born on June 1, 1929 in Binghamton, NY, the son of the late Norris, Sr. and Maude (Haner) Briggs.
Bob grew up and attended school in the Conklin, NY area. He joined the service during the Korean War, proudly serving his country in the US Army. He was employed with Binghamton State Hospital in the kitchen, retiring in 1984 after 30 years of service. Before his beloved wife, Betty, passed in 2003, the couple loved to visit their hometown in Greene, NY and take short day trips. He loved watching TV, especially his weekly polka shows on tv, western movies, and wrestling. Bob enjoyed shopping, and doing word find puzzle books.
He is predeceased by his beloved wife, Betty Swingle Briggs in 2003 and his son, Briggs.
Robert is survived by his brother, Norris Briggs, Jr. of Vestal, NY, his friends and caregivers Frances King Simko of Athens, PA, her daughter, Linda Rogers of Athens, PA, and their families.
At Bob's request, a private service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, PA.
Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, PA, where Bob will be laid to rest with his beloved wife, Betty.