(March 23, 1915 – March 25, 2005)
Horseman on county fair board.
David Kenneth Briggs, 90, of Washington, died at 10:15 a.m. Friday, March 25, 2005, in Washington County Health Center, Washington, following a four-year illness. He was born March 23, 1915, in Hickory, a son of Andrew Cummins and Elizabeth Mae Durbin Briggs. Mr. Briggs worked for Penn Manufacturing as a steam hammer operator for 35 years. He was a farmer, hauled cattle for 20 years and was an avid horseman and trainer. Mr. Briggs was a member of Pennsylvania Pony Pulling Association, Old National Pike Festival and Washington County Fair Board. On March 26, 1938, he married Harriet (Mabel) Shrontz, who survives. Also surviving are four sons, Kenneth Alvin (Mary Lou) Briggs of Washington, Dr. David Lawrence (Elaine) Briggs of Lincoln, Mass., Lloyd Darcie (Wilma) Briggs of Washington and Hugh Rodney (Kathy) Briggs of Washington; a daughter, Dr. Sandra (Martin) McCann, who is a missionary in Tanzania; a sister, Robert Alrutz of Washington; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Deceased are three sisters, Ethel Null, Georgie Powell and Dorothy Johnson.
Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 29, with the Rev. Barry Sweet officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads United Presbyterian Church Memorial fund, 502 Old Hickory Ridge Road, Washington, PA 15301.
(April 5, 1930 – March 23, 2011
He was born on April 5, 1930, in Marianna, a son of Ernest and Julianna Stas Britko.
Mr. Britko entered the U.S. Marines on November 15, 1951, where he served until his honorable discharge as a Corporal, on November 3, 1953. For his service, he was awarded the Korean Service Medal with 2 stars, United Nations Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.
He had worked for Washington Steel Corporation for 16 years, at the Washington location as shipping foreman, and for 15 years at the Houston location as casting foreman.
Mr. Britko was a member of the Laboratory Presbyterian Church, a lifetime member of the Washington Elks Lodge #776 and also the Edwin Scott Linton Post #175 of the American Legion. He was also a member of the Arms Club, S.O.A.R., the National Pike Steam, Gas & Horse Association, and a former member of the Beagle Club.
He enjoyed gardening, hunting and traveling.
On October 16, 1954, he married Linda Crile, who survives.
Also surviving are 2 sons, Doug (Patricia) Britko, of Jamestown, NY and Eric Britko, of Ventnor, NJ; a brother, Edwin Britko, of LaGrange, KY; a grandson, Jeremy, and 5 granddaughters.
Deceased are 3 brothers and 4 sisters.
Friends will be received on Thursday, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., in the William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Ave., Washington, PA 15301, where services will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Bethlehem Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Full Military Rites will be accorded graveside by the Edwin Scott Linton Post #175 of the American Legion.
Memorial donations may be made to Washington Area Humane Society, P.O. Box 66, Eighty Four, PA 15330, or to the Laboratory Love Fund, 23 Manse Street, Washington, PA 15301.
(Died April 14, 2010)
Born August 6, 1929 in Gallatin, Pa, one of three children, to James and Mabel Sickles Broggi, he was an avid sports enthusiast who loved baseball, football and boxing. He also maintained lifelong passions for history, poetry and music. He was a 1947 graduate of Monongahela High School who went on to fight in the Korean War where he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the US Army and was awarded 3 bronze stars for meritorious service during the campaign. Following the war, he received both his Bachelor’s degree and Master’s Degrees in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh.
On April 18, 1964 at Immaculate Conception Church of Connellsville, Pennsylvania, he married Judith Ann Black. They were married for 45 years. Mr. Broggi was employed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, retiring as County Supervisor in 1988.
A lifelong civil rights advocate and humanitarian, he was honored with the NAACP “Man of the Year” award in 1972. He was a man possessed of sharp wit, generous nature, easy laugher, a quick and fierce temper at times but always psychologically framed with an underlying kindness. He wielded a deep understanding of the human condition honed though out the eight decades of his life. He was a Romantic in the classic sense of the word. He will be missed by many.
Surviving are his wife Judith, daughter, Shareen McNinch and husband James of Washington, Pa, son Donald Alan Broggi and Louise Slinger of New York, NY, son David James Broggi and wife Libby and grandchildren Emma and Avery of Conshohocken, PA as well as great nephews Joseph Dusi and Peter Dusi, niece Karen Heyworth, and their families of Cleveland, Ohio. Also surviving is brother Robert Broggi of Monongahela, Pa. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Doris Dusi of Cleveland Ohio.
Friends will be received Saturday, from 7 to 9 pm and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. An additional period of visitation will be held on Monday from 10 to 11 am, in the Trinity Episcopal Church, 550 S. Main Street, Washington, PA, where services will be held at 11:00 am with Rev. Karen Stevenson officiating. Burial will be in Washington Cemetery. Military honors accorded by Edwin Scott Linton Post # 175, American Legion.
(July 15, 1924 – December 31, 2004)
Friends of Charles L. Brookman, 80, of Washington, who died unexpectedly on Friday, December 31, 2004, will be received on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm in the William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 395 East Maiden Street, where services will be held on Tuesday, January 4, 2005, at 1:00 pm., with Rev. Larry Wiltrout officiating. Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery. Full military rights graveside by Edwin Scott Linton Post # 175 of the American Legion. The family request memorial donations be made to; Washington Hospital Foundation, Wilson Avenue, Washington, or The Donnell House, Leet Street, Washington.
(Died May 2, 2003)
Friends of Mary M. Briggs, of Washington, who died on Friday, May 2, 2003 will be received on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM in the William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 395 East Maiden Street, Washington, PA 15301 where services will be held on Monday, May 5, 2003 at 3:00 PM with Pastor Floyd Marasco officiating. Interment will follow in Washington Cemetery.
(May 22, 1927 – October 1, 2007)
She was born Mary 22, 1927, in Washington, a daughter of Harold and Alta Hall Haught.
She graduated from Washington High School in 1945, and was head accounting clerk at West Penn Power for 24 years.
For many years, Mrs. Brookman spent winters in Naples, Florida. She enjoyed her grandchildren, sewing, quilting and gardening, and was a member of Liberty United Methodist Church.
On July 5, 1946, she married Charles L. Brookman, who died December 31, 2004.
Surviving are two daughters, Sandra Todaro of Washington and Cindy Brookman of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; a sister, Jane Allan of Amhurst, Massachusetts; a brother-in-law, Charles Eustis; and two granddaughters, Nicole Lynn Todaro and Lauren Noelle Todaro.
Deceased are an infant son, Michael Charles Brookman; and a sister, Shirley Eustis.
Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 395 East Maiden Street, Washington, where services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 4, 2007, with Rev. Larry Wiltrout officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Donnell House, Hospice Care of the Washington Hospital, 155 Wilson Avenue, Washington PA 15301 or to Washington Hospital Foundation, 155 Wilson Avenue, Washington PA 15301.
(July 15, 1924 – November 7, 2008)
He was born July 15, 1924, in Mercer, PA, a son of Linn and Mariah Wolf Brookman.
Mr. Brookman was a graduate of Taylor-Allderdice High School in Pittsburgh, PA.
He was a World War II veteran, having served in the United States Army Air Force, stationed in Panama.
In 1952, he became a firefighter for the City of Washington, where he worked for 37 years; serving the last 16 years as Fire Chief. Upon retiring from the fire department in 1989, he was employed as the facilities director at Immaculate Conception Church for six years.
Mr Brookman was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church; a member of Edwin Scott Linton Post 175 of the American Legion, a past member of the Kiwanis Club, and participated in many other civic organizations.
He was closely involved in Twist Softball, a huge fan of Pittsburgh sports and enjoyed gardening and loved spending time with his family.
He was involved for many years in organizing the Christmas parade in Washington.
On January 1, 1947, he married E. Louise Redd, who survives.
Surviving are 2 sons, Linn (Rebecca J.) Brookman and Charles (Rebecca A.) Brookman, both of Washington; a sister, Leona Hogg of Washington; 4 grandchildren. Lori (Wells) Morrison, Amy (Ron) Cerino, Courtney (Paul) Kukovich and Brandi (Craig) Buken and 6 great grandchildren, Lauren, Paige and Blake Steen; Camrynn and Fallyn Gonzalez, and Natalie Kukovich.
Deceased are a daughter, Katherine, who died in infancy, 3 brothers, Earl, William, and his twin brother, Charles; 3 sisters, Mary McCoy, Betty Barale and Grace Gildow.
Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. on Monday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 10:00 a.m., with Father John Bauer and Father William Feeney as celebrants.
Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial contributions to the Washington Hospital Foundation 155 Wilson Avenue, Washington, PA 15301, or the charity of one’s choice.
(August 16, 1912 – July 28, 2009)
She was born August 16, 1912, in Washington, a daughter of George Edward and Sarah Viola Craig Miller.
Mrs. Brookman was a homemaker who enjoyed crocheting, flower gardening, and roses.
She was a member of First United Presbyterian Church.
On January 18, 1937, she married William H. Brookman, who died July 31, 1978.
Surviving are a son, David W. (Mary Anna) Brookman of Morgantown, West Virginia; a daughter, Shirley (Jim) Grimm of Washington; two brothers, Ed Miller and Cecil Miller, both of Washington; a sister, Nellie Ashmore of Washington; four grandchildren, Tammy Grimm Byrd, James H. Grimm IV, Tessa Brookman and Sadie Brookman; and four great-grandchildren, Robert and Ryan Byrd, and Sierra and Logan Grimm.
Deceased are four brothers, George, Carl, Gale and Herb Miller; and two sisters, Anna Mary Hunter and Lucille Tiano.
Friends will be received Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 31st. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Washington County Health Center, Activities Fund, 36 Old Hickory Ridge Road, Washington, PA 15301.
(May 28, 1910 – May 23, 2003)
BROOKS – Friends of Pearl Irene Brooks of Washington, who died Friday, May 23, 2003, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday (no visitation Monday) in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 27, with the Rev. Fred W. McCloskey officiating. Interment will follow in Washington Cemetery.
(December 4, 1911 – January 23, 2005)
Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 26, in Miraculous Medal Church, Meadow Lands, with the Rev. John O’Shea as celebrant. Interment will follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, McMurray. Christian Mothers will say a rosary at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Family suggests memorial contributions be made to Miraculous Medal Church.