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Jan. 11, 1953 - Feb. 24, 2013 ELKHART - Lawrence R. "Larry" Briggs, 60, of Elkhart, passed away Sunday (Feb. 24, 2013) at Elkhart General Hospital. He was born Jan. 11, 1953, in Chicago, Illinois, to the late Jack Louis and Mary Margaret (Early) Briggs. On February 21, 2004, in Jamaica, he married Sandra K. (Dexter) Smale. She survives along with 2 daughters, Eve Meredith Briggs and Andrea Christine Briggs, both of Elkhart; and 2 stepchildren, Steven Scott (Rhonda) Smale of Mishawaka and Adam Lee Smale of South Bend. Also surviving are 9 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, and 3 sisters, Linda K. Griffin of Carmel, IN, Jackie M. Briggs of Portland, OR, and Patty A. (Ralph) McIntire of Goshen, IN. Larry graduated from Elkhart Central High School in 1971. He graduated from Ball State University in 1975 with a degree in Radio and Television Communications. Then in 1993 he received a Master's Degree in Business Science from the University of Notre Dame. He enjoyed photography, traveling and listening to music. Larry was employed for the past 26 years at the University of Notre Dame as Manager in Food Services. Visitation for family and friends will be from 3-8 p.m. today and from 10-11 a.m. Thursday at Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 28, 2013) at the funeral home. Fr. Bill Sullivan from St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church will preside and cremation will follow at Elkhart Cremation Services. Memorial contributions may be made to the
Published in South Bend Tribune on Feb. 27, 2013