Former UTCA CEO Robert A. Briant Sr. Dies at Age 76

Fri March 08, 2013 - Northeast Edition

Robert Briant Sr.
Robert Briant Sr.

Robert A. Briant Sr., age 76, of Point Pleasant, N.J., passed away on Feb. 27, 2013, at Ocean Medical Center, Brick, N.J. Born in North Plainfield, N.J., he lived in South Plainfield and Manasquan, N.J., prior to moving to Point Pleasant 19 years ago.

Mr. Briant was the C.E.O. of Utility and Transportation Contractors Association, Wall, N.J., for 33 years before retiring in 2006. Subsequently he continued to work as a consultant for UTCA. He was a parishioner of Sacred Heart RC Church, Bay Head and chairman of the National Clean Water Construction Coalition. Mr. Briant also served as chairman of the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust for 10 years while concurrently serving as its treasurer. He was a member of the Construction Writers Association.

Mr. Briant was an All-State basketball and baseball player for North Plainfield High and he played professional baseball with the Detroit Tigers Organization.

Mr. Briant is survived by his wife of 54 years, Carole (Semenza) Briant; two sons, Robert A. Briant Jr. and his wife Deborah of Manasquan, and Michael Thomas Briant and his wife Donna of Wall Twp.; one daughter, Joanne B. Khammar and her husband Issam of Manasquan; one brother, Charles Briant of Virgina; two sisters, Marianne Zanowic of Florida and Charlene DeLaurentis of Virginia Beach; and six grandchildren, Colin, Thomas, Katherine, Joseph, Hannah and Michael.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his name can be made to The Ocean Medical Foundation, 425 Jack Martin Blvd., Brick, N.J. (Please note Mr. Briant’s name on the donation).