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Harry John Riggs, age 91, Mickleton, NJ, passed away peacefully on November 26, 2020 after a brave battle.  He was born June 8, 1929 in Audubon, New Jersey to Harry John & Marie Riggs (Zaiss). Harry is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Janet M. Riggs (Faltenbacher), his two daughters, Diane Riggs-Bush (Kenneth), Susan Riggs-Ernst (Michale), and his two brothers Robert H. Riggs and John F. Riggs.  Harry was adored by his four grandchildren, Melissa Bush and Lila, Carl and Curt Ernst. 


Harry grew up in Audubon, NJ and was a graduate of Audubon High School, Class of 1948.  Harry was a Patriot and a Veteran who served in the Korean War in combat from 1952 to 1953 in the Army 32nd Infantry Regiment.  He attended Drexel College to become a Master plumber.  He worked as a plumber and estimator for several years.  Harry presided as President of Simon & Riggs Mechanical Contractors which opened in 1978 until retiring in 1996.  In retirement, Harry, who loved to drive, worked for an Airport Shuttle company.  Harry was a member of the Knights of Columbus, St John Neuman Council #1436 in Delran, NJ.  He also served several years as Treasurer for the 32nd Infantry Regiment Reunion Committee.


Harry was a devoted Christian and lived his Catholic Faith most recently as a parishioner of The Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit, Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. Harry was a dedicated husband and father who treasured every moment with his family and friends.  Harry was one of a kind, a sweet generous man.  Harry was an avid golfer and proud member of Riverton Country Club in Cinnaminson, NJ since 1980.  Harry passed his love of golf onto his grandson, Carl, whom he shared many rounds of golf with.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Wounded Warrior Project at https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/  or St. Jude Children’s Hospital at 
*Update: Services are as follows: Viewing for Mr. Riggs will be held Sunday, December 6 from 7-9 pm and Monday December 7 from 9:30-10:30 am at FERTIG FUNERAL HOME, 63 N. Main St., Mullica Hill, NJ 08062. Mass of Christian Burial Monday, 11 am at the Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit, 17 Earlington Ave, Mullica Hill, NJ. Interment with Military Honors at Gloucester County Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Williamstown, NJ.

Livestream of Mr. Riggs' Funeral Mass at  https://holyspiritweb.org/on-line-videos/

Fertig Funeral Home, LLC  856.478.2576


Posted by Kelly Pinto on December 7, 2020
1985 :-) My first job/boss ~ Such a quiet man who I loved hearing stories and learning from his history. Your entire family is in my prayers
Posted by Matt Jarrett on December 6, 2020
Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Sending wishes of comfort to your family and friends.
Posted by Dennis Murawski on November 30, 2020
I grew up next door to Harry and Janet and they were my parent's best friends.
Harry was the most giving person I ever met. He would help my father at the drop of a hat, helping install a water heater or a drop down attic stairs. We vacationed together in the poconos one year and he would take me golfing as a teenager. I was no good, but Harry was.
Harry was the type of person every parent hoped their child would grow up to be. He could tell a good story and his laughter was infectous!
Our world needs more "Harrys" these days. His loss affects all of us and we share Janet, Diane and Susan's pain. Rest in peace Harry!
Posted by Linda Langford on November 29, 2020
Learning of Harry's passing brought tears to our hearts as we send caring condolences to dearest Janet and all the family and friends who loved, respected and greatly admired kind and thoughtful Harry. We have been friends of the family for more than half a century. He will be sadly missed by all. Love, George and Linda Kosmin Langford.

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Posted by Kelly Pinto on December 7, 2020
1985 :-) My first job/boss ~ Such a quiet man who I loved hearing stories and learning from his history. Your entire family is in my prayers
Posted by Matt Jarrett on December 6, 2020
Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Sending wishes of comfort to your family and friends.
Posted by Dennis Murawski on November 30, 2020
I grew up next door to Harry and Janet and they were my parent's best friends.
Harry was the most giving person I ever met. He would help my father at the drop of a hat, helping install a water heater or a drop down attic stairs. We vacationed together in the poconos one year and he would take me golfing as a teenager. I was no good, but Harry was.
Harry was the type of person every parent hoped their child would grow up to be. He could tell a good story and his laughter was infectous!
Our world needs more "Harrys" these days. His loss affects all of us and we share Janet, Diane and Susan's pain. Rest in peace Harry!
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Shared by Pam Klopsic on November 30, 2020
We have known Harry and Janet and the family for years through Holy Name and family. Harry always had a kind word and smile and he was a devoted husband and father. Our love and prayers to Janet, the children and to Bob, his brother, as well as Jeff and Carol and extended family. He was an example of a true gentleman and a devoted Catholic. He will be missed by us all. Blessings, Al and Pam Klopsic Family