71, of Chicora, passed away in the presence of his loved ones at Butler Hospital on March 17, 2013. He was born August 9, 1941, and was the son of the late Robert and Billie Brizendine. Briz proudly served in the U.S. Navy spending much of his enlistment on the USS Preble. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and hiking. Over the years he was a member of the Happy Hunters Club, the Evans City Sportsman Club, PA Snowseekers, the American Legion Post 642 in Chicora as well as the Seneca Valley Quarterback Club. Briz was proud to say that he was instrumental in installing the lights on the Seneca field for the team's first season of Friday Night football. Other hobbies included stock car racing and skeet shooting. Briz and his wife Judy owned and operated Ziegler's Exxon Station in Zelienople for many years where he enjoyed meeting and serving the local residents. After he sold the Exxon business, he worked for several years at Traco, Inc. in Cranberry Township. Briz is survived by his wife of 53 years, Judy Ziegler Brizendine; daughters, Jody (Jim) Getz of Harrisville and Wendy Frederick of Evans City; three sisters, Barb (Tom) Brizendine of Zelienople, Susan (Bob) Altemus of Harmony, and Diane (Matt) Sweet of Aurora, Colorado; and his favorite grandson, Nicholas Getz of Harrisville; and several nieces and nephews. Friends and relatives will be received at STEIGHNER FUNERAL HOME in downtown, Chicora, 111 East Slippery Rock Street, Chicora, PA on Thursday, March 21 from 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Legion Post 642 in Chicora, 110 W Slippery Rock Street, Chicora PA. For directions, information and to extend condolences to his family go to:
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Mar. 20, 2013