RIP: Dan Riggins

We are very saddened to report the passing of a Schroon Lake original: Dan Riggins.

Dan died suddenly on Monday during a game of tennis on the town courts, Schroon Laker has learned. He was surrounded by friends. 

Dan was well known amongst the Schroon Lake tennis playing set. He was also a big fan and promoter of the game Pickle Ball, which Schroon Laker has written about extensively. Above all we knew Dan as a great guy, devoted family man and a friend to many. He always had a smile.

He devoted countless hours making this community a better place.

His passing will impact many folks in this area, and we send our condolences, prayers and best wishes to Dan's wife Kathy and his extended family and friends. 

Dan recently joined the board of the Schroon Lake Arts Council where his presence was immediate felt, according to President Jack Osborne.

"What an amazing individual, he jumped right in and was a terrific addition," Jack said.

"It's hard to fathom. He will be missed by so many."

A service will be held at the Lady of Lourdes church in Schroon Lake on Thursday. Visiting hours will be at the Edward L. Kelly Funeral Home. Details TBD. Feel free to share your memories in our comments section.