Thursday, May 20, 2010

Joe Riggs Dies

Jerry Gaudet reports that  Joe Riggs passed away early Tuesday morning.

 Copied here is his obit from the Delaware County Times:

Joseph E. Riggs, 74, of Upper Chichester, formerly of Swarthmore, a retired salesman, died May 18 at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, surrounded by his family.

Born in Pittsburgh, PA, Mr. Riggs spent his formative years in Charlotte, NC, graduating from Central High school in 1954 and the University of North Carolina in 1958. He moved to Swarthmore in 1966 where he was a fixture at youth sporting events, watching his children and grandchildren at countless games and track meets over the years. Mr. Riggs led the senior high youth group (E.Y.C.) at Trinity Church in Swarthmore for many years and was also a member of the choir.

Mr. Riggs lived in Upper Chichester with his beloved wife of 25 years, Marie (nee Licciardello). He and his wife loved to travel and vacationed frequently during their retirement years. Mr. Riggs was a career salesman, employed first with Flint Laboratories and later with John Wanamaker and Strawbridge’s.

He was predeceased by his parents, Clarence and Evelyn Riggs, brother Guy Riggs and son-in-law Robert Friedman.

Survivors: Wife, Marie; sons J. Edward (Janet) of Gettysburg; Michael (Elyse) of Jeffersonville; and Timothy of Charlotte, NC; daughter Laurie of Swarthmore; stepchildren James Gabe (Deanna) of West Chester and Cherie Friedman of Glen Mills; sister Jane Baucom of Canonsburg; two nieces and 13 grandchildren.

Service: 11:00 a.m. Saturday, D’Anjolell Funeral Home, 2811 West Chester Pike, Broomall, PA

Visitation: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Friday and 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Saturday, D’Anjolell Funeral Home

Burial: SS Peter & Paul Cemetery, Sproul Road, Broomall, PA

Contributions: The Alzheimer's Association, 399 Market St., Suite 102, Phila. PA 19106.