June 29, 1944 - December 18, 2021
Richard (Richie) A. Simone of Maple Shade, NJ died peacefully at his daughter's home on December 18, 2021, at age 77. Born and raised in Browns Mills, NJ, many would agree that Richie lead a very colorful life. From humble and hard beginnings, he ran with the best of them during his high school years at Pemberton Township High School, graduating with the class of 1962. He went on to put himself through Trenton State College, working several jobs, hitchhiking back and forth daily and at times sleeping in the woods when a ride was not available, as he earned his B.A. in Education. After college, he returned to his high school alma mater as a Physical and Drivers Education Teacher before departing for Fort Ord Military Base in California to serve in the United States Armed Forces. Upon returning home, he became an accomplished businessperson, owning a car wash, a self-storage facility, obtaining his Real Estate License, ultimately becoming a broker, and opening several successful real estate offices in Burlington County. His favorite venture was alongside his brother and partners owning and operating the infamous Speakeasy Bar on Lakehurst Road in Browns Mills. He was often seen at the blackjack tables in Atlantic City and loved telling the crazy stories of his life that would leave his audience in stitches as they listened. He will be remembered as a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend, a true go-getter who always faced challenges head on and loved living life in the fast lane. He is pre-deceased by his beloved wife Patricia, his mother Olive, father Fred, brother Fred, sister Darlene and his dear Uncle Kenny (Wilson). He leaves behind his beloved sons, Richard (Shannon) and Ryan, his adored daughter, Wendy (Robert), cherished grandsons, Jake, Andrew and Matthew and several loved nieces, nephews, and cousins. Details of a celebration of life gathering, to be held in the New Year will be forthcoming. Donations are sincerely appreciated and can be made in Richie's honor to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.support.woundedwarriorproject.org or St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital at www.stjude.org/donate.
Richard (Richie) A. Simone of Maple Shade, NJ died peacefully at his daughter's home on December 18, 2021, at age 77. Born and raised in Browns Mills, NJ, many would agree that Richie lead a very colorful life. From humble and hard beginnings,... View Obituary & Service Information
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