RIGGS, John J., Jr., age 61, of Steubenville, OH. passed away suddenly Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at the Trinity Medical Center West emergency room.
He was born Aug.8, 1951, in Salem, Ohio, the son of the late John J. Riggs, Sr. and Alice (Pook) Riggs.
John was a member of the Steubenville V.F.W.; loved to fish and do carpenter work; was a truck driver for more than 19 years and had worked for the Hydrochem Company.
He is survived by his wife, Elsie G. (Ely) Riggs of the family home; son, Gary Riggs of Steubenville, OH; daughter, Christina M. Riggs of Mingo Jct., OH.; brother, Benjamin Lee Riggs of East Palestine, OH; sisters, Christine Riggs of East Palestine, OH, Dorothy May (Dan) Brunner of Hanoverton, OH, Patty (Tom) Kosivich of Niles, OH and Bonnie Lou Evans of East Palestine, OH; eight grandchildren.
A Memorial Service for John will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Finley United Methodist Church, 958 Lincoln Ave., Steubenville, OH with the Rev. Gerald Ernst officiating.
Arrangements are in the care of the Clarke Funeral Home, Toronto.