G. Thomas Briggle, 93, Imler, passed away Wednesday at his residence surrounded by his family.
He was born in Queen, son of the late Harry and Ida (Burket) Briggle. He married Vera Burket on Aug. 10, 1942, in Staunton, Va., and she passed away Aug. 29, 1991.
Surviving are a son, Thomas V. and wife, Fayette (Dillon), of Walnut, Calif.; two daughters: Tawney Dively and husband, Paul Gaspardo, of Alpine, Calif., and Ramona J. Hoover and husband, Mark, of Roaring Spring; five grandchildren: Eric and Jason Briggle, Garrett and Justin Dively and Alysha Lemire; a stepgrandson, Brian Gaspardo; three great-grandchildren: Christopher and Nicolas Briggle and Wesley Dively; his companion of 12 years, Pauline MacDonald; as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Alma Burket; and two brothers: Charles and Emil.
Better known as Tom, Mr. Briggle served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was a rural postal carrier in Imler for 46 years and managed the American Legion baseball team for more than 20 years. He enjoyed dirt track racing, Johnstown hockey, NASCAR and college and major league sporting events.
Friends will be received from 5 to 7 p.m. today and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, at Miller Funeral Home, East Freedom, where a funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Brother Palmer Knisely officiating. Interment will be at Alto-Reste Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Nason Hospital Home Health Department, 105 Nason Drive, Roaring Spring, PA 16673; or the Claysburg American Legion Post 522.