Jonathan A. Briggs, 48, of Orrville, passed into real life and had a grand reunion in his heavenly home with his parents, sister, and two nephews on Thursday, January 17, 2013. Jon was born April 8, 1964 in Wadsworth, to the late Robert and Janice (Harry) Briggs.
He graduated in 1982 from Cloverleaf High School and in 1987 from the University of Akron. Jon was a CPA and partner at the Frank, Seringer, and Chaney Accounting Firm of Wooster. He was very active in his community as a member of the Kiwanis, treasurer on the board of trustees at the Viola Startzman Free Clinic, and member of Leadership Wooster. Jon grew up his whole life in Seville, and moved to Orrville in 1994. He was an avid Cleveland sports fan, loved music, and his dog, Stoney.
Jon is survived by his wife, Belinda (nee Miller); sisters, Cathy (Harry) Kimes of Homeworth, Ohio, Wendy (Steve) Avery of Canfield, Ohio, twin sister, Jill (Jeff) DeHaan of Wooster; brothers, Bob Briggs of Sparks, Nevada, Chris (Janet) Briggs of Doylestown; in-laws, John and Georgianna Miller of Orrville; and many nieces and nephews who loved him dearly.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Judy Burkett; and nephews, Michael Burkett and Nicholas Avery.
Jon will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved him.
Visitation will be Tuesday, January 22, 2013, from 5 until 8 P.M., at the Parker & Son Funeral Home, 210 Medina St., Lodi. Funeral service will be Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 11 A.M., at the Seville United Methodist Church, 74 W. Main St., Seville. Reverend Gary Koerth will officiate. Inurnment will be at Mound Hill Cemetery in Seville at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Online tributes may be shared at www.parkerfuneralhomes.com