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
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
Friends will be received
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
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
Entombment will take place in
the Chapel of Devotion Mausoleum, Butler County
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.