Richard "Rick", better known as "Big Daddy", was born in PA on January 15, 1952. He served in the National Guard honorably from 1971 to 1977 in the state of NJ. Rick was a long- time resident of Pennsville NJ until leaving and heading towards the bright lights of Atlantic City to explore the Casino life. First beginning at Resorts Casino as a slot attendant in late 1978, Big Daddy was famous for hosting his Rock Lobster canoeing and tubing trips. He was also a member of the Bucks County Blues Society.
Big Daddy loved softball and taught his first-born daughter Bethany everything she knows about being an amazing lefty batter and playing centerfield. Richard loved the Philadelphia Phillies and Philadelphia Eagles (Go Birds) staying true to his home roots of the tri- state area. He left Jersey and left his "mark" in other states IN, MS, NV, and landed in amazing New Orleans as a pit boss for craps at Harrah's Casino. He even taught casino school for blackjack and craps upon the opening of the gambling on barges in MS and LA in the mid 90's.
Big Daddy was right at home in New Orleans connecting with Zydeco, Blues, Seafood and the scene of the south. He was an avid lover of Jazz Fest and shared a love for all types of festivals with his youngest daughter Michele, and his wife of 51 years Debbie (Big Daddy Festin!). Big Daddy loved Mardi Gras and all New Orleans culture. Rick and Debbie loved cruises and enjoyed them with his brother Mick and wife Val. He was an absolute fan of the MS coast and loved attending the "Cruising on the Coast" weeklong classic car event. He boasts to have owned 80+ classics throughout his lifetime.
Big daddy fell in immediate love with his first grandson Jax, born in 2009 and shared his love of model trains, baseball cards, and fishing with him over the past 14 years. He also had "grand-dogs" Po-Boy and Cyprus belonging to his daughter Michele, that were his favorite entertainment during his visits.
He loved the Beatles to Metallica to Sheryl Crow, Swamp Pop, blues and jam bands such as Widespread Panic, and surf music. One of his all-time favorite bands, "Rush" was a shared respect between his brothers. He was also a lover of Horse racing like his father and brothers, Mick, Bill, and Steve, he loved a great race. He enjoyed speaking with his mother Pat every Sunday.
Big Daddy was a one of a kind unique father, brother, husband, son, poppy, and friend that will be greatly missed.
Richard Edmund Almon, Jr. entered into eternal rest on Thursday, October 12, 2023 at the age of 71. Beloved husband of Debora R. Almon for 51 years. He is the son of Patricia A. Almon and the late Richard E. Almon, Sr. Survived by his loving children, Bethany A. Golofit (Michael) and Michele P. Almon-Gurtner (Jesse). Loving Grandfather of Jax M. Golofit. Brother of Michael Almon (Valerie), Steven Almon (Rosemary) and William Almon (Donna). Uncle of Michael Ausland, Ciara Almon, Trevor Almon, Douglas Redfield, Sean O’Brien, Kevin O’Brien, Brad Mollick, Brian Mollick and Amber Johnson. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. MOTHE FUNERAL HOME is assisting the family during this difficult time. Family and friends may offer condolences at mothefunerals.com.