George Nicholas "Nick" Briggs

George Nicholas "Nick" Briggs, 78, of Lynchburg, Va., died Wednesday, March 23, 2011. He was born Feb. 1, 1933, in Massillon, Ohio, a son of the late William Briggs and Ruby Nell Briggs. He was husband of the late Sara Henley Briggs for 51 years. He attended the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Akron University, and New Haven University. During his career, he advanced to senior vice president of human resources, residing in Guilford, Conn., St. Marys, Pittsburgh, and Atlanta, Ga., before retiring to Oak Island, N.C. He was an active member of the Episcopal Church. His hobbies were history, golf and bridge. He is survived by four children, Michael Briggs and his wife Sandra of Alamo, Calif., Elizabeth Lynch and her husband John of Manassas, Va., Anne Alfieri and her husband John of Lynchburg, Va., and David Briggs and his wife Carolyn of Pittsburgh; and 11 grandchildren, Patrick Briggs, Nicholas Lynch, Ryan Lynch, Annie Lynch, Angela Alfieri, Leah Alfieri, Joseph Alfieri, Phillip Briggs, Rachel Briggs, Sara Briggs, and Lauren Briggs A graveside service for George Nicholas "Nick" Briggs will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Sunset Hills Burial Park in Canton, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C., 20090-6011 ( Tharp Funeral Home and Crematory in Lynchburg, Va., 434-237-9424, is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting