David Leedom Brigden

November 30, 1947 - December 5, 2021
David Leedom Brigden

David Leedom Brigden, 74, of New Port Richey, FL passed away suddenly on December 5th,2021.

David was the son of Benjamin Heller Brigden and Lois Skeath Brigden who predeceased him. He was also predeceased by his young son David Benjamin Brigden who was killed by a hit and run driver on February 4th, 1987. David is survived by his siblings John Brigden, Ann Jacoby, Nancy Kane, and his granddaughters Sarah Donahue and Catherine Donahue Pasquarello. He will be forever cherished and missed by his loving daughter Rebecca Dale Harrison (James).

David spent the first half of his life in Delaware County, PA. He had a popular Tavern called Fat Daddy’s. He also had a summer home in Sea Isle City, NJ where he loved spending time with family and friends.  After moving to New Port Richey, FL he owned and operated a successful pool cleaning business. He was a proud Veteran of the United States Army who served during the Vietnam War.

David loved to fish, hunt, and ride his Harley Davidson Heritage Softail. David was a people person and had legions of friends wherever he went. And he was a champion of the underdog. He helped the old and forgotten and the young and neglected. His friendship and generosity lifted many people up.

A Celebration of Life will be planned, and details shared at a future date. Burial will be private.


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  • December 16, 2021
    Jeremy Holmes says:
    Very sorry to hear of the loss of this great man. My condolences to Becky and the family.

  • January 03, 2022
    JoAnn Cosimano says:
    I met David at the Mullet, we talked for a while and he invited me to lunch. I was living in Port Richey, FL away from my family and friends,and but Dave continued to invite me to dinner and barbeques. I also met his daughter Becky and she was just as kind as her dad. I recently moved to NJ to be near my kids and grandkids. I loved Florida and I knew I can go back to visit Dave and Becky, but that hope was lost when he passed away suddenly leaving many people in shock and despair. However I am happy that he enjoyed life to the fullest and loved his daughter more than anything and they were very close. Always doing things together and having fun. I miss him and will always remember him and his kindness and how he loved and enjoyed life. I send my prayers and condolences to Becky, and his friends and family.