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Age 75, Ellicott City, MD, passed away on March 18, 2015, after a three-month fight to recover from an auto accident on December 12, 2014, in the Baltimore, MD area where he had lived since 1961. Don was born and reared in Pittsburgh, PA. He earned a degree in Mathematics from Allegheny College where he also was a member of Theta Chi Fraternity. Don worked for the Social Security Administration for more than 53 years, from 1961 until his death. He was active in the Sports Car Club of America, was an avid bicycler, and devoted much time and effort to the Potomac Valley Track Club. He was a licensed track and field official, serving for many events in the region. Don had won trophies in the Senior Olympics. Don was predeceased by his parents, Winston and Margaret Riggs. He is survived by his brothers, Richard "Dick" (Donna) Riggs, of Pittsburgh, PA, William "Will" (Shirley) Riggs of Middlesex, NJ; two nephews, James (Kate) Riggs of Willoughby, OH and Martin (Michelle) Riggs of St. Petersburg, FL; two nieces, Joni (Jim) Chapas of Hudson, OH and Karen Riggs of Tampa, FL. He is also survived by several grandnephews and grandnieces. At Don's request, his body has been donated for medical education and research, and his eyes to the National Eye Bank. No decision about a memorial service has been made at this time. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the University of Maryland Medical System Foundation, 110 S. Paca St., 9th Fl., Baltimore, MD 21201 or The Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine, 750 East Pratt St., 17th Fl., Baltimore, MD 21202 or the Lutheran SeniorLife Foundation, 105 Burgess Dr., Zelienople, PA 16063
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Mar. 29, 2015
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