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1 of 33 | Posted by: -PAUL LEACH - WILLIAMSBURG, VA

“Love to Uncle Chuck. Love to the whole Briggs family. ”
2 of 33 | Posted by: Karen Walters (Briggs) - FL

Gratitude for Bompa on Veteran's Day “Nana and Bompa will always be heroes to me, champions of my heart. I am honored to have known them and to have been so close with them throughout my...Read More »
3 of 33 | Posted by: Melissa Parker - Annapolis, MD

“Prayers to the Briggs Family. ”
4 of 33 | Posted by: Don & Cindy Cooke - Vienna, VA

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
5 of 33 | Posted by: - NY

“May God bless you all with peace and warmest memories of your dear father. My prayers are with you. Sincerely, Kathy (Sedlock) Rogers ”
6 of 33 | Posted by: Kathy Rogers - Sterling, VA

“Please accept our sincere condolences. Dave Warren and Charmane Ahmed ”
7 of 33 | Posted by: A friend

“Sunrise...Sunset... ”
8 of 33 | Posted by: Marlene Cecile Maggie Luke Matt Colin McCain - PA

“I'm sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that God love you all and is not far of from you during this time of sadness. ”
9 of 33 | Posted by: A friend

“So very sorry to hear of your loss. What a grand and interesting life. We are all thinking of you in Massachusetts. The Clarks ”
10 of 33 | Posted by: Becky Clark - Deerfield, MA

“Chuck was always kind and warm to me - welcoming me into the family home for volleyball, snacks, dinners, coffee, and conversation. I particularly...Read More »
11 of 33 | Posted by: Leland Price - Culver City, CA

“Peace and love to the Briggs family. Your dad and mom always welcomed the Swagerty kids to your home with warmth and joy. ”
12 of 33 | Posted by: B.A. Needham - The Woodands, TX

“I had the pleasure of working for / with Chuck starting in 1968. A natural leader. Will be in my prayers and thoughts, Peter ”
13 of 33 | Posted by: Peter Higgins - Washington, DC

“Dear family,What a comfort it was to go to your home in Vienna and find your dad in the living room. He loved that room with all his books and would...Read More »
14 of 33 | Posted by: Louise Romanchak - Mclean, VA

“Dear Briggs Family: I have many fond childhood memories of your dad, your mom, and the whole family...of being in your home, going to the pool, sled...Read More »
15 of 33 | Posted by: A friend

16 of 33 | Posted by: A friend

Charles Ackerly Briggs * Erie PA Strong Vincent Class of 1944 * Rest in Peace
17 of 33 | Posted by: darryl makepeace

“Dear Briggs Family:I just heard about the great loss of your Father. I am very sorry for your loss. I know he must of been a great man, as all his...Read More »
18 of 33 | Posted by: Nancy Sessions - Centreville, VA

“My heart goes out to the entire Briggs family at this sad time. I did not know uncle Chuck well, but I can say that he made such a grand and pleasant...Read More »
19 of 33 | Posted by: Constance Lessard (Briggs) - OH

“My thoughts are with the entire Briggs family. Your dad was a man to be admired by all-I'm sorry for your loss,but his memory will live on in each...Read More »
20 of 33 | Posted by: Cindy Marr - St Louis, MO

“May the peace of God be with you. ”
21 of 33 | Posted by: Phil. 4:6, 7

“Bob,Dave and Larry this is sad news, although not unexpected. Carroll and I last talked to Chuck on his last birthday, which I think he enjoyed. We...Read More »
22 of 33 | Posted by: Dean & Carroll Klahr - Savannah, GA

“Chuck Briggs was an outstanding example of dedicated public servant and proud American. His support for our early intelligence studies efforts at...Read More »
23 of 33 | Posted by: Bob Heibel - Erie, PA

“I'm so sorry for your loss.. May the most high God comfort you during this difficult time. (Psalms 83:18) ”
24 of 33 | Posted by: Richard Green - UpperMarlboro, MD

25 of 33 | Posted by: Melissa Parker - Annapolis, MD

“I love you Bompa. You are my hero. Rest in peace. ❤ -Your granddaughter, Melissa ”
26 of 33 | Posted by: Melissa Parker - Annapolis, MD

“I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. He was truly a remakable man. ”
27 of 33 | Posted by: Cathy Lemanski Ellington - VA

“With my deepest sympathy as you remember and honor your beloved father. ”
28 of 33 | Posted by: Leona - Leesburg, VA

“May the assurance of God's love and support found at the 121st Psalm help to comfort you all during this time of deep sorrow. Charles will be missed...Read More »
29 of 33 | Posted by: T. J. - Denver, CO

“Prayers for him and the family from one who worked with Chuck in his contractor years. He was truly an old-fashioned gentleman. Plus we shared a...Read More »
30 of 33 | Posted by: Eileen Wukitch - Pittwburgh, PA

“My condolences to Charles's family and friends. May God strengthen you and give you peace during this difficult time (Psalm 29:11).~K.Rush ”
31 of 33 | Posted by: - MD

“Please accept my sincere sympathies. May God's holy spirit or active force, equip you with the " power beyond what is normal " to go from one day to...Read More »
32 of 33 | Posted by: A friend

Phyllis Evans and Chuck Briggs. “What a light in so many lives! He and my mother were among the greatest. Love and Blessings to all as you bid him farewell. ”
33 of 33 | Posted by: Elinore Evans - Willoughby Hills, OH

Charles Ackerly Briggs Sr. of Brookside Lane in Vienna, VA passed away in his home while surrounded by loving family on November 4th, 2015. He was born on August 1, 1926 in Erie, PA to Robert and Edith (Ackerly) Briggs. He served as a Corporal for two years in the US Army during WWII. He attended Wesleyan University and was an active member of the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity. He married Catherine (Murphy) on April 22, 1950. In September of 1952 he was employed by the Central Intelligence Agency and over the course of the following 34 years he climbed the governmental service ladder from a Junior Officer Trainee to the top position of the CIA Executive Director. He served his country in administrative roles in all four divisions within the Agency, including postings as Inspector General, Comptroller, Director of Services Staff, Congressional Liaison and Executive Director. His participation in the US Government's Senior Seminar in 1970 was a highlight of his life. He holds the unique distinction (in June of 1983) while serving as the Executive Director, of being briefly designated as the Acting Director of Intelligence (DCI) and Acting Deputy Director (DDCI), serving in all 3 positions simultaneously. He was awarded the Distinguished Intelligence Medal in honor of his service and accomplishments. After retiring in 1986, he was called back in to serve the intelligence community as a private contractor with a combined total of 60 years. A notable contribution was serving as liaison for the creation of the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas, TX dedicated to the JFK Assassination. He served five years as Chairman of the Board for the Central Intelligence Retirement Association (CIRA) and also four years as Chairman of the Board for the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO). In 1999 he was awarded the distinguished David Atlee Philips Founder's Award by AFIO for sustained and exceptional contributions. He also served the local Vienna community as PTA President at Madison High School and was active with his children in numerous local sports leagues and organizations. He was preceded in death by his wife Caty in 2008 and is survived by three brothers: Bob Briggs, David Briggs and Larry Briggs, all of Erie PA. He was the loving father of nine children who survive him: Cath, Carrie, Steve, Deb, Pam, Mike Charley, Sarah and Martha. He was the beloved Bompa of 20 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren and Uncle Chuck to 11 nieces and nephews with an additional 29 grand nieces and nephews. He was a true "leader of the band," bringing music into the lives of his family and inspiring all to appreciate the printed word. He will be missed. Visitation and viewing services will be held at Money and King Funeral Home in Vienna VA on Sunday November 8th from 4pm to 7pm. Memorial Service and Life Celebration will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax at 2pm on Monday November 9th.

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