Nicholas Paul Badida
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Nicholas Paul Badida, 53, passed away surrounded by his wife and family on Saturday, January 29, 2011. Nick was born on November 30, 1957 in Plainfield, New Jersey. He attended Roger Williams University in Rhode Island and Kean University in New Jersey, and received a degree in business and marketing.
He moved to Jacksonville in 1986, where he built a successful career in sales. For the last several years, he worked for Tom Bush BMW and was greatly respected by those in the automotive industry. It was said by his friends that "Nick was a truly genuine man'. He had a passion for motorcycles, cars and his church, Chets Creek. Extremely loving and devoted, he was an amazing husband and father. He was loved and adored by his family and friends, and will be dearly missed. He was predeceased by his mother, Bernice Badida.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 19 years, Tammy McMillan Badida; daughter, Erika Badida; son, Aaron Badida and step-son Ryan Collins; his father, Nicholas Badida and many other wonderful family and friends.
A Celebration of Nick's life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 5, 2011 at Chets Creek Church, 4420 Hodges Rd. with Pastor Spike Hogan officiating. The family will receive friends at the church 1 hour prior to the services. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to a college fund that has been established for his son, Aaron, at any VyStar Credit Union, account #702857261. Corey-Kerlin Funeral Home & Crematory, 940 Cesery Blvd. assisting the family.