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David Budd Riddagh MELBOURNE, FL David Budd Riddagh, 91, of Melbourne, FL, died peacefully on Sept. 6, 2020. David was born on March 16, 1929, in Easton, PA, and was the son of the late Donald W. Riddagh and Isabel Osmun Riddagh (also stepmother, Anne McConnell Riddagh). He was a graduate of Easton High School and Blair Academy in Blairstown, NJ. David had a beautiful voice and sang as a boy soprano on the local radio station, in a local church, and in his high school operetta. After graduating from Blair Academy, he lived in Phoenix, AR, where he sang and hosted a radio show. David served his country during the Korean War as a chaplain's assistant in Germany. Afterwards, he attended the Munich Conservatory of Music and sang opera in Europe for 13 years before returning to the U.S. He traveled for the next 10 years as an entertainer on various cruise ships with two being world cruises. David spent his next 30 years in Bushkill, PA, in the mountains that he loved. He was often recognized there because he always traveled with his pet monkey, Puchina. He moved to Satellite Beach, FL, in 2017 to be near family. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald Riddagh, Jr. and Douglas Riddagh. Survivors include sister-in-law, Marilyn Opitz Riddagh of Satellite Beach, FL; niece, Donna Riddagh Rowe (David) of Bethlehem, PA; nephew, Gary Riddaugh (Harriet) of Dade City, FL; five great-nieces and nephews and five great-great-nieces and nephews.
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