Catherine Jo Briggle
(71) of Phoenix, Arizona left her recent life of chronic pain on Saturday, March 19
to reunite with her beloved parents, Albert and Joan Briggle, her sister Susan, and husband, Thomas Schollmeyer.
“CJ” was born, January 11, 1951
at St. Charles Hospital (
, grew up in Curtice, and graduated from Genoa High School in the Comet class of 1969. One of nine, CJ’s adventure began with a stint with the FBI in Washington, DC, employment with Questor (Toledo),
Red Ball Express,
sales representatives for union
in Denver, Las Vegas, and Phoenix,
as an administrative clerk for the justice system of Maricopa County, Arizona.
She was an ardent Democrat, who worked diligently for years in organizing campaigns and candidate fundraisers, attending party rallies, and promoting social causes. CJ’s travels included treks in Europe, Japan, the fifty states with notable memories made from Colorado, Montana, Arizona, and Ohio. She seldom missed family outings, whether the many niece or nephew weddings, Christmases, and the festive July retreats at the Put-In-Bay cottage.
Passionate about living, Cath
Jo cruised the seas, played the nickel slots, and became very adept at euchre, p
cle, and as a tournament tested bridge master. Any gathering became a party with CJ.
Left to mourn her passing, are her siblings Rick (Gina) Briggle, Karen McKown, John (Ginny) Briggle, Tom (Linda) Briggle, Jean (Mike) Garrison, Patricia (Mike) Tokarcik, and Terrie (Ed) Jens
, and the entire Schollmeyer family
, and Sean
showed unconditional love for her
. CJ’s devotion to her three “rescue” dogs in Yoda, Willow, and Kai is inspirational as is her wishes for organ donations. Tributes considered could include the Humane Society, American Cancer Society, or
of personal choice.
Bueler Chandler Mortuary
is making arrangements for her
interment. A celebration of her life is planned for later this year
. Shed tears if you must
but find comfort in knowing CJ lived a life of proud service
loyalty to others.
Clarence in “The Wonderful Life”,
and with such wealth.