David Briggs Obituary

David H. Briggs
David H. Briggs

February 22, 2019
Born in Manomet, MA
Resided in Willowbrook, Illinois


David H. Briggs, age 93, of Willowbrook, passed away peacefully on February 22, 2019. He was a caring, open-hearted and good man who was passionate about learning, travel and literature. Born in Manomet, MA, he served in the US Navy in WWII, where among other things, he landed blimps on aircraft carriers. He received his BA at Southwest Missouri State (where he met his wife, Jodie), MA at Northwestern, and PhD (ABD) at Purdue. Even though he lived in the Chicago area for most of his life, he never lost his Cape Cod accent or his love for the ocean - or his Yankee stubbornness. After retiring, he was an active member of the Community Presbyterian Church of Clarendon Hills and an avid volunteer, serving as a reader at Prospect School and helping inmates prepare to take the GED. He is survived by his sister, Grace Cappella, and daughter and son-in-law Margi Briggs-Lofton and Michael Lofton. For information about a memorial service, please contact Margi at margivon@gmail.com. We will greatly miss his wit, intellect and generous spirit.



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