Robert D. "Bob" Briggs, Sr.

July 19, 1934 - July 18, 2021
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Chris Shuck
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Arleen, Catherine and John Transou
Alan Johns
April Pittis
Danielle Hupp
Glenn Gordon
Cathy Feister


Robert D. “Bob” Briggs, Sr., 86, of New Philadelphia, passed away peacefully, Sunday, July 18, 2021 in Claymont Health and Rehabilitation at Uhrichsville.

Born in Wainwright, he was the son of the late George F. and Anna L. (Carlisle) Briggs and a graduate of the former Tuscarawas High School at Tuscarawas. Bob …

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Robert D. “Bob” Briggs, Sr., 86, of New Philadelphia, passed away peacefully, Sunday, July 18, 2021 in Claymont Health and Rehabilitation at Uhrichsville.

Born in Wainwright, he was the son of the late George F. and Anna L. (Carlisle) Briggs and a graduate of the former Tuscarawas High School at Tuscarawas. Bob had retired from Stanley Miller Construction as an Operating Engineer and had formerly worked as a heavy equipment operator for a number of area construction companies. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church at New Philadelphia and an avid outdoorsman and trapper. Bob was a member of the Zoar and Newcomerstown Gun Clubs, The Ohio Trapper’s Association, the Turkey Federation and a social member of the Tuscarawas VFW. He was also a former Warwick Township Trustee.

On July 4, 1954, Bob married the former Wilma Lee Carpenter and together, they shared over 67 years of marriage before his passing. In addition to his wife, Bob is survived by a son, Dr. Robert (Heidi) Briggs, Jr. of New Philadelphia; two daughters, Brenda Selden of Bolivar and Lori (Keith) Noonan of Michigan; seven grandchildren, Rebecka (Steve) Santangelo, April (Keith) Pittis, Cortney (Joel) Goodwin, Ryan (Kayla) Selden, Stacy (Tyler) Rippel, Kason (Maliah) Singh and Nina Singh; nine Great-Grandchildren, Brandon, Sloan, Boston and Charlie Pittis, Caden Goodwin, Camryn and Kaitlyn Santangelo and Micah and Harper Rippel; a brother, Jerry (Rita) Briggs; three sisters-in-law, Donna Carpenter, Linda Carpenter, Marvella Carpenter.

In addition to his parents, Bob is preceded in death by two sisters, Georgianne Briggs and Norma Kohler and two brothers, George H. Briggs and Jerry Grove.

Visitation will be held Friday, July 23, 2021, from 9 to 11 AM in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home at New Philadelphia where a funeral service will begin at 11 AM with Pastor Brandon Keck officiating. A private family graveside service in Sharon Moravian Church Cemetery at Tuscarawas, will be held at a later date.

The family requests that memorial contributions be directed to Community Hospice Truman House, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.

The family would also like to express their sincere thanks to the staff of Claymont Health and Rehabilitation and Community Hospice for their care and concern.


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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, July 23, 2021

Time: 9:00 am

End Time: 11:00 am

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory


116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Friday, July 23, 2021

Time: 11:00 am

End Time: 11:30 am

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory


116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.


Mary Cardani posted on 8/2/21

So sorry for your loss. What a great man he was. Thoughts and prayers for all.


Chris Shuck posted on 7/26/21

I remember all of the great times salmon fishing in New York with Bob. Loved all of the great stories he told. In deepest sympathy.


John Erwin posted on 7/25/21

Wilma and family, Keeping Bob in my prayers and sympathy to you all. I knew Bob from growing up in Wainwright. I worked for him for two summers doing construction jobs back in the 1970s, He was a great guy. John Erwin


Sally O. posted on 7/22/21

Lori, Keith and family, So sorry to hear the news of your Father’s passing. Reading his obituary, he sounded like a wonderful man, husband, father and Grandfather. Not to mention the wonderful daughter, Lori, he raised. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Fondly, Sally (Laura Noonan’s sis) and Jay Olson


Noonan / Pepera posted on 7/22/21

Heaven just got even better ... With Sincerest Sympathy and Love: Pepsi, Laura, David, The Entire Pepera Family, and All Our Angels XOXOX


cheri m patterson posted on 7/22/21

bob and heidi, so sorry to read about your dad passing. it is hard to lose a parent and you have my sympathy. love, cheri


Diane Aydt posted on 7/21/21

Bob and Heidi, I would like to offer my condolences to you and all your family members on the passing of your Father. Sincerely, Diane (Kelly) Aydt


Cindy and Jim Jursik posted on 7/21/21

Dr. Briggs and family, so sorry for the loss of your father. With deepest sympathy.


Bill and Connie McClain posted on 7/21/21

Wilma, Bob, Heidi, and the rest of the family, Bob was a very ornery but well respected man. Hold tight to the memories and know that he is in a much better place. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.


Kay Dalpiaz Compton posted on 7/21/21

We send our deepest sympathy & prayers on the loss of your husband, father, & grandfather. The Family of Helen Davis Dalpiaz


Robert Eckhardt Jr. posted on 7/20/21

Sorry to hear about Bob, I meet him years ago while he was trapping my fathers property. Very good guy.


Kathy Schreiner posted on 7/20/21

So sorry for your loss!


Amy S Stanley posted on 7/20/21

Went to school with all of Bob's kids and enjoyed spending time with him and Wilma over the years. My prayers and thoughts are with Bob, Brenda and Lori. I am sure you will talk about memories with him for many days to come. My condolences to all.


Sandra K Gray posted on 7/20/21

Bob & Heidi Sorry for your loss, time will heal all wounds in time... He made us laugh and had to love his unique personality Love Lainard & Sandi Gray


tom amos posted on 7/20/21

R.I.P. Bob .


Patricia Moore posted on 7/20/21

So sorry for your loss. Bob was a ornery funny loving gentlemen. Praying for peace for the whole family.


Arleen, Catherine and John Transou posted on 7/20/21

So sorry for your loss, prayers said for all


Rose Kerschbaumer posted on 7/20/21

My sincere sympathies to the family in their time of sorrow. I didn't know him well but he always had a smile on his face whenever I would see him. May God give you comfort during this time.


Barbara Singhaus posted on 7/19/21

Brenda, Stacey and family, Extending our sympathy to you and your family. Sending prayers, Barbara, Bill and David


Jackie Day posted on 7/19/21

Bob was a sweet and kind hearted man, he could be ornery at times but could still make you laugh and smile. I will have many memories of this great and amazing man. I appreciate the friendship he had with my dad. We love you Bob!


Jan Wackerly posted on 7/19/21

Wilma, Brenda, Courtney, Ryan, Stacy, and Family - I am so sorry for your loss. Bob was a very pleasant man with a ready smile. May your fond memories of him bring you comfort and smiles through your tears, especially in the days ahead. With Deepest Sympathy, Jan Wackerly


Alan Johns posted on 7/19/21

Dr. Briggs and Heidi, so sorry for your loss. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy.


April Pittis posted on 7/19/21

We love you Dit Dit! Brandon, Sloan, Boston, & Charlie


Kim stull posted on 7/19/21

So sorry for your loss, Hugs & Prayers!!


Carol Stilgenbauer-Bryant posted on 7/19/21

Wilma and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you. Bob was such a sweet man.


Sara and Brent Lehigh posted on 7/19/21

Wilma and Family. So sorry to hear of Bobs passing. Will remember his smile and humor. With sympathy and Love


Bruce Ronald posted on 7/19/21

My sympathy and prayers for the entire family. He was a very good man and it was my honor to know him.


roberta carswell and bill uncle posted on 7/19/21

uncle bob will be missed he is loved by and bill loved you a lot happy birthday inheaven


Craig and Vicki Meier posted on 7/19/21

Wilma and family, We are saddened to hear of Bob's passing. He was such a good friend to us. We will miss him coming up for fishing, going to the trappers conventions and him leaving his funny voicemails. He was truly a wonderful man and will forever be missed. Sending love and prayers for comfort to all.


Chad Smith posted on 7/19/21

Prayers and sympathy to the family Bob was a great man who I enjoyed shooting with at area trap shoots.


Danielle Hupp posted on 7/19/21

Uncle Bob, was a notorious teaser and a rascal - well loved and a delight to be around. My mom (Melanie) told me a story once of her Uncle Bob and how when staying with her cousins (Brenda/Lori) he came into the room with a pair of scissors and pulled her socks up a little and snipped the toes right off of her socks!! I thought of that every time I saw him at Briggs reunions and other family events. He will be missed.


Ted & Missy Metcalf posted on 7/19/21

Our deepest sympathy to all of you. May your memories bring you comfort during this time.


Margie West posted on 7/19/21

You all have my deepest sympathy.


Erin VanFossen posted on 7/19/21

Bobby and Heidi, I am so sorry for your loss. Erin VanFossen


Mike Davis posted on 7/19/21

With Sympathy; My heart is with you in your loss and pain


Melanie Archer posted on 7/19/21

Dear Brenda, Cortney, Joel and Caden and Family, My deepest sympathy in your great loss...You are in my thoughts and prayers for comfort always dear friends.....


Joan and Paul Swaney posted on 7/19/21

So sorry for your loss! Thoughts and prayers for your family!


Tina DeVecka posted on 7/19/21

We are so sorry ! He was a wonderful man and we enjoyed being his neighbor for a lot of years. We are on a family vacation with mom. We are sorry we will not be there. Prayers and hugs to all of you ! Shirley Davis Wanda and Joe Krocker and family Tina and Dan DeVecka and family


Glenn Gordon posted on 7/19/21

To the Brigg's Family... Please accept our Deepest Condolences in your loss take care an know your in our thoughts. Peace and Blessings. Von an Shirley Gordon


Cathy Feister posted on 7/19/21

I am sorry for your families loss. Bruce enjoyed talking to your dad at the gun range and at our bait shop. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time. Bruce and Cathy Feister