Ronald A. Briggs, age 59, of Waterford, died Wednesday, May 4, 2016 in a motorcycle accident. He was born in Union City, Pa on August 4, 1956, son of the late Kenneth and Hazel Briggs. He is preceded in death by brother Robert Briggs and sister Judith Briggs.

Ron graduated from Fort LeBoeuf High School, class of 1974. He was employed at Erie Coke Corporation as a water tender and prior to that he worked at Koppers and General Electric. He loved motorcycling and tinkering with his Jeeps. He was a creative man of many artistic talents who loved spending time with his family, smiling and laughing.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret (Peggy) Smith Briggs; three sons, Michael Briggs of Waterford, Jeremy Briggs of Mentor, OH and Jesse Briggs of Waterford; three grandchildren, Taylor, Bryden and Molly who were his greatest joys; also, one sister, Susan Butler (John) of Rockingham, NC; three brothers, Ray Briggs (Linda) of Erie, Jim Briggs (Rita) of Union City and John Briggs (Jeanette) of Waterford; and, an adopted daughter, Samantha “Giggles” Howard (Brian) and many nieces and nephews.

No calling hours will be observed. A private entombment will be held at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery.