Nikolai Giles Briggs, 26, of Chapman Dam Road, died suddenly in a workrelated accident on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Nikolai was born April 26, 1987, in Warren, PA; he is the son of Glen B. Briggs, of Warren, PA, and Mary L. Fox (Depto), of Kane, PA.
Nikolai was a 2005 graduate of Sheffield High School. Most recently, he had been working in the Oil and Gas Industry. He was also a skilled mechanic that loved everything with wheels, and had just finished rebuilding his 1982 Toyota Pickup. He was a member of the Jolly Jesters; and loved clowning for children and making them laugh. Nikolai also enjoyed the outdoors; spending his time motorcycling, bicycling, hunting and driving his Toyota. But most of all, Nikolai loved his family, especially his nieces and nephews. He will be missed deeply by all that knew him and called him a friend.
In addition to his parents, Nikolai is survived by his fiance, Kelly M. Johnson, Clarendon, PA; three sisters, Scarlett Kibbey, of Jacksonville, FL, Harmonie Kibbey, and husband, Ian Lester, of Sheffield, PA, and Georie Briggs, and boyfriend, Tracy Long, of Pittsburgh, PA; halfbrother, Matt Theuret, of Youngsville, PA; one stepsister; one stepbroth er; his fiance's parents, Craig and Donna Johnson, and fiance's sister, Kristin Johnson, of Youngsville, PA, his paternal grandparents, Glen and Barb Briggs, of Youngsville, PA; stepgrandfather, James Freeman, of Russell, PA; stepfather, Randy Depto, of Kane, PA; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends; and his dogs, Turbo and Ellsi.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Floyd and Doris Fox; paternal grandmother, Diana Freeman; and uncle, Floyd I. Fox.
Friends will be received at the Peterson Blick Funeral Home, Inc., 1003 Penn Ave., E., Warren, on Sunday, March 16, from 5 to 8 p.m. Friends will also be received at the Grace United Methodist Church, 501 Penna. Ave. E., on Monday, March 17, from 10 to 11 a.m., at which time, a funeral service will be held there with Rev. Kevin Haley, pastor, and Rev. Marcus Briggs, chaplain and pastor, Warren General Hospital and Rouse Home, coofficiating.
Burial will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, National Processing Center, PO Box 1245, Albert Lea, MN 560079976, or the Juvenile Arthritis Association, 264 South La Cienega Blvd., Suite 103, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.
Those wishing to send condolences may do so by visiting www.petersonblickfuneralhome.com.