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Leonard Brigger

Leonard Leroy Brigger

Wednesday, June 24th, 1931 - Wednesday, August 26th, 2020
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Obituary

Leonard L. Brigger, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at Allegheny General Hospital. He was born June 24, 1931, in Ridgeway, Pennsylvania, the son of Leonard George Brigger and Mabel Golda (Ecklund) Brigger.

Leonard graduated from Otto Eldred High School, Class of 1949. Following graduation, he went to work at Dresser Industries. He married Dawna Mae Brown of Eldred, Pennsylvania in 1951. They were married 63 years until her death in 2014. After he married, he served with the U.S. Navy. After his service to his country, he attended Penn State University and graduated with a BS in Petroleum Engineering. He then had a career for 32 years with Halliburton Services. Leonard was a free mason and a member of the Northern Star Lodge #555 for over 50 years out of Duke Center, Pennsylvania. He attended Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in McMurray for over 48 years. He spent his later years traveling, fishing at Black Lake, NY and golfing.

Surviving are his son, Mark Brigger and his wife, Ellen of Dallas, Texas; daughters, Colleen Niven of McMurray and Linda Krause and her husband, Tony Krause of Houston, Texas; five grandchildren, Nicole Zamora and her husband Ryan, Kenneth Brigger, Lexie Krause, Stefan Krause and Ian Krause and 2 great grandchildren, Ella and Zoey Zamora; one brother Richard Brigger and his wife Rae Ann as well as various nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Dawna Brigger and a sister, Lucille Rizzo.

Family and friends are welcome at Beinhauer Funeral Home, 2828 Washington Road, McMurray, PA, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. where services will be held on Thursday at 9:45 a.m. Internment with military honors will follow at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to either Washington City Mission, 45 W. Wheeling Street, Washington, PA 15301 (https://www.citymission.org/) or Our Redeemer Lutheran Church at 105 Gateshead Drive, McMurray, PA 15317 (https://www.ourredeemer-peters.org/). Please add tributes at beinhauer.com

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Beinhauer - Peters Township
    Address
    2828 Washington Road
    McMurray, PA 15317
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  • Second Visitation

    Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Beinhauer - Peters Township
    Address
    2828 Washington Road
    McMurray, PA 15317
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 | 9:45am
    When
    Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 9:45am
    Location
    Beinhauer - Peters Township
    Address
    2828 Washington Road
    McMurray, PA 15317
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    Officiant
    Rev. Steven Broome
    Co-Celebrant
    Rev. Dr. Ann Schmid
  • Interment

    Location
    National Cemetery of the Alleghenies
    Address
    1158 Morgan Road
    BRIDGEVILLE, PA 15017
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    Notes
    Internment with military honors on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.

Affiliations

  • American
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  • Freemason
  • Masonic Lodge
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • US Navy
  • Veteran

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Donations are being accepted for: WASHINGTON CITY MISSION INC.

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I enjoyed our time fishing together at Cross Creek Lake and sharing stories of the gas business and McKean County!
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