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PALM BEACH SHORES, Fla. * Ransford D. Triggs, 96, of Palm Beach Shores, Fla., passed away on Friday, April 7, 2006, at Hospice of Palm Beach County.

Born in Madison, N.J., he lived there most of his life until moving to Palm Beach Shores, Fla., in 2002.

He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II.

Mr. Triggs was an expert rifle shot and for six decades was a top national and international competitor in small bore (.22 caliber) prone rifle matches. He won both the U.S. and Canadian National Championships, as well as regional matches. He was also a fine golfer.

He was an accomplished photographer, machinist and gunsmith.

Mr. Triggs was president of Triggs Color Printing Corporation in New York City until he retired, he invented a number of printing-related machines.

He was predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Mary Wilson Triggs.

Mr. Triggs is survived by his daughter, Carol Triggs Whalen of Palm Beach Shores, Fla.; a sister, Ruth E. Ingham of Los Angeles, Calif.; his grandson, John Thomas Whalen and his wife, Margaret, of East Schodack, N.Y.; his granddaughter, Jennifer Hayes and her husband, Jason, of Queensbury; and five great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, at Caldwell Presbyterian Church, 71 Montcalm St., Lake George.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Caldwell Presbyterian Church, 71 Montcalm St., Lake George, NY 12845.

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