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John William David Riggs

November 29, 1936 — July 11, 2022

John William David Riggs, 85, of Keymar, Maryland passed away  peacefully on July 11, 2022  at the Kline Hospice House surrounded by his daughters. He was the beloved husband of the late Carolyn D. Wolfe for 56 years.

Born November 29, 1936 in McKaig, Maryland he was the son of the late Ralph and Lillian (Barrick) Riggs.  He was a farmer, worked at Moore’s Business Forms in Thurmont and a truck driver for D.M Bowman and Hahn Transportation.

He is survived by daughters Patti Riggs and Wendy Ritchie and husband Darrell Ritchie; granddaughter Ashley Ritchie; a sister Mamie Butts and brothers: Richard Riggs and wife Betty Riggs; Charles Riggs and wife Pat Riggs and many other nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased in death by his wife, parents, son John William Riggs, brothers Ralph Riggs Jr and his wife Betty Riggs, Glenn Paul Riggs and sisters, Clara Flook and husband Merhle Flook, Mary Mason and her husband Willard Mason, and a grandniece Brooke Riggs.

He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with his granddaughter Ashley and watching the Orioles.

Special thanks are sent to Kline House of Frederick County and to Rich and Betty Riggs and Donna and Scott Ritchie who helped care for John.

A Celebration of John’s life will begin at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 19, at Mt. Zion (Haugh's) Lutheran Church in Keymar. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Kline Hospice House, Mt Zion (Haugh’s) Lutheran Church or the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

Arrangements are with Stauffer Funeral Home, Frederick. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.staufferfuneralhome.com.

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Service Schedule

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Receiving of family and friends

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

10:00 - 11:00am (Eastern time)

Mt. Zion (Haugh's) Lutheran Church

, Keymar, MD 21757

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Celebration of Life

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

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Mt. Zion (Haugh's) Lutheran Church

, Keymar, MD 21757

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