Robert Lott Briggs, Sr.
November 30, 1946 – August 10, 2016
Robert Lott Briggs, Sr., age 69, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Wednesday, August 10, 2016.
Born in Philadelphia, PA on November 30, 1946, Robert was a son of the late William and Eleanor (Lott) Briggs. He proudly served his country as a member of the 28th Infantry Division in the Pennsylvania National Guard. Robert made his career as a corporate insurance agent with IFS in Wilmington, retiring after many years of dedicated employment.
Active in his community, he was a life member and current treasurer of the Good Will Fire Company. Robert also gave of his time with the Delaware State Fire Police and with Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) with the City of New Castle. Robert was a longtime, very active member and Elder of the New Castle Presbyterian Church. A gifted singer and musician, he enjoyed playing both the guitar and banjo. Robert had a truly outgoing and engaging personality and proclaimed himself the “Duke of Old New Castle.” He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, brother and friend and will be very dearly missed by all.
Robert is survived by his beloved wife of 32 years, Carolyn J. (McGovern) Briggs; children, Rachel, Robert, Jr. and Kelly; brother, William “Bill” Briggs; and sister, Susan Davis.
A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Wednesday morning, August 24, 2016, at the New Castle Presbyterian Church, 25 E. 2nd Street, New Castle, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Robert’s memory may be made to the Good Will Fire Company, 401 S. Street, New Castle, DE 19720.