James Langan Badger died March 14, 2013 in Annville, PA. He was born May 12, 1935 in Malone, the son of the late Mary Langan Badger and the late Judge John P. Badger of Brushton.
Jim married Betty L. Lantry of Helena on October 28, 1967. He is survived by two children, a son James, Lantry Badger, his wife Susan, and their son James Patrick Badger of Mt. Gretna, PA; and a daughter Julia Ann Badger of Fayetteville, PA. Other survivors are one brother, John P. Badger of Genoa, OH, and three sisters Barbara Short of Potsdam, Margaret Boyle of Norwood, and Catherine Badger of Rochester.
He was predeceased by brothers Bill Badger, Thomas Badger, and sisters Caroline Chapman and Mary Badger.
Jim attended St. Joseph’s Academy in Malone. He then graduated from State University of New York at Oswego with a BS in Industrial Arts Education. He taught school for two years in St. Lawrence County, then joined the Navy and attended Officer Candidate School at New Port, RI and served the next four years as an Engineering Officer on a mine sweeper.
After an honorable discharge, he joined the faculty of St. Lawrence Central and taught there until he joined the faculty of State University of New York in Potsdam. In 1977, he started the final phase of his career working for Butler Manufacturing and at one point covered half the nation as a Construction Consultant for Butler.
He then moved to Annville, PA and retired in May 1999. He and Betty started spending summers at their cottage on an island in the St. Lawrence River. Jim loved to fish and how he fished—from sunrise to sunset. “Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our heart, and we are never the same”.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m. from St. Paul the Apostle Church, 125 S. Spruce Street, Annville. Interment will be with Full Military Honors in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Kreamer Funeral Home and Crematory, 618 E. Main Street, Annville.
Contributions may be made to the National Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, P.O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018 in his memory.