Earl A. Badman, 98, of Van Duyne Ave., Auburn passed away peacefully Thursday evening Aug. 3, 2017 at Auburn Community Hospital.
He was born in Fleming, the son of the late Arthur and May Barron Badman and had been a life resident. Earl was an Army veteran, having served our country honorably during World War II.
He was a former member of the American Legion, V.F.W. Post 1975, Elks and member of Owasco Reformed Church. Earl retired after more than 33 years of service as a territory manager for Oliver White Farm Equipment Co in Harrisburg, PA. Earl was a skilled mechanic and natural craftsman. He could fix or build just about anything with any material, a true “MacGyver.” Earl cherished the time spent with his family and will be sadly missed by all of them.
He is survived by his best friend and wife of more than 68 years, Bernice Hulbert Badman of Auburn; a son, Craig Badman of Millersville, MD; son-in-law Gene Cartin; two grandsons, Mitchell and John Badman; two brothers, Merrill Badman and Meredith (Katie) Badman, all of Owasco, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, Earl was predeceased by a daughter, Marlene Cartin, in 1993 and a brother, Claude Badman.
Calling hours are Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Pettigrass Funeral Home, 196 Genesee St., Auburn. Services are Monday at 11 a.m. at Owasco Reformed Church, Route 38A with the Rev. E.J. de Waard officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Fort Hill Cemetery.
Contributions may be made in Earl’s memory to either the Owasco Reformed Church, Route 38A, Auburn, NY 13021 or to the Owasco Volunteer Fire Dept., Owasco Rd., Auburn, NY.