Dateline: Genesee, PA - Gary G. Briggs, Ph.D., 67, of 1405 Genesee-Mills Road, died Monday, March 9, 2015, as a result of a fire at his home. He was born July 10, 1947, in Wellsville, the son of the late William H. and Marguerite (Perry) Briggs. On August 6, 1983, in Genesee, he married Mary (Fuss) Seely, who died with him at home on the same day.
Gary graduated from Northern Potter High School and Hamilton College. He received a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Psychology from Duke University in 1974. He was a self-employed contractor in the Allegany and Potter County area. He was a former resident of Whitesville, a former board member of the Whitesville Library and was a trustee of the North Bingham Cemetery Association.
He is survived by a stepson, Jay Seely of Loudonville, NY, special friends, James Danner of Pittsburgh, PA, Basil Worthington and Gene (“Buell”) Baumgarner, one aunt, Fern Frank, one uncle, Chet Perry, the Nelson family and several cousins.
Friends are invited to call on Friday, March 20th, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc., 34 W. State Street in Wellsville. A memorial service will follow the visitation at 5:00 pm in the funeral home, with Rev. Greg DeSalvator presiding. Burial will be in North Bingham Cemetery. The family suggest memorial donations be made to the Genesee or Whitesville Public Libraries. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.