Elaine Albert Briggs

April 26, 1923 ~ November 14, 2013



Elaine Albert Briggs, 90, of Brownstown, Michigan, formerly of Butler, PA passed away on November 14, 2013 from the Brownstown's Forestview in Brownstown, Michigan.

She was born April 26, 1923 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania to the late Harry Brunell Albert and Charlotte Pearl (Mills) Albert.

Elaine and her family were former Butler residents for over for over 30 years. She was a music teacher and band leader at Slippery Rock Middle School and after retiring she and her husband, Bruce retired to Fort Myers, Fla. After his death she moved to Brownstown, Michigan to live near her daughter. While living in Butler she was involved in the following activities: Butler Little Theatre, professional soloist with the Butler Symphony Orchestra and other local symphony orchestras, Choir Director at the Hill Presbyterian Church, and was a substitute teacher in the Butler Area School District. She was a Past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #179 Freeport, PA.

Mrs. Briggs is survived by one daughter Toni Lynne Yanowski and her husband Thomas of Brownstown, MI; one son, Bruce H. Briggs II and his wife Wendy Cahall of Oxford, North Carolina; five grandchildren, Technical Sergeant Jason Vavro, USAF and his wife Breann Moore, Cortney (Vavro) Abdelsalam and her husband Kaher, Kristina Anne Vavro, Daniel Briggs and Elaine (Briggs) Saul and her husband Matthew; one great grandson, Kyle Saul. She also has an extended family through other marriages; one grandson, Benjamin Cahall, one grand daughter, Suzanne Yanowski; four great grandchildren Daniel, Nicholas, Natasha and Xavier Yanowski and one great grandson, Jordan Abdelsalam.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce H. Briggs whom she married on May 30, 1946 and who passed away on January 8, 2001 and one brother, Leon Albert.

Friends will be received Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Thompson - Miller Funeral Home, Inc., 124 East North Street Butler, PA.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 11:00 am from the Thompson-Miller Funeral Home Inc., 124 East North St. Butler, PA, with Reverend Dr. Alden Towberman, of St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church officiating.

Entombment will take place in the Chapel of Devotion Mausoleum, Butler County Memorial Park.

Memorials are suggested to St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 201 West Jefferson Street, Butler, PA 16001 or the Butler County Humane Society, 1015 Evans City Road, Renfrew, PA 16053.




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