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Gary L. Briggs city assistant fire chief

Gary L. Briggs, 77, of Bethlehem, died Jan. 13, 2023. Born in Fountain Hill, he was a son of the late William and Arlene (Erb) Briggs. He was the husband of Mary Ann (Brancadora) Briggs for 51 years.

He was a 1963 Liberty High School graduate.

He attended Northampton County Community College.

He was in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

He was a member of the City of Bethlehem Fire Department, from which he retired as an assistant chief after 27 years of service. He was a mobile unit attendant for 20 years at Miller Keystone Blood Center.

He was a member of Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church.

He was an Eagle Scout, a blood donor, and a mentor.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Christina Marie Schiffer, Lisa Marie Briggs and wife Lori Gross and Teresa Rose Hughes and husband Ernest Hughes Jr.; and five grandchildren, Jared, Jason, Olivia, Elaina and Ernie III.

Contributions may be made to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, Miller Keystone Blood Center or Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church, c/o Downing Funeral Home Inc., 1002 W. Broad St., Bethlehem, PA 18018.

Arrangements were made by in Downing Funeral Home Inc., 1002 W. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018.