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Phyliss C. Badame Obituary
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June 28, 2016

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February 7, 2016
To those who remember Phyliss, I have written a number of e-books about her available for free at "Smashwords.com" Type Joseph Badame in the search box. Thanks for your wonderful comments and tributes. Joseph
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March 10, 2015
Joseph,
There are only a few people in life that get to shape an individual. People that recognize individual talents within young people, nurture those talents, and discover a thematic chord that resonates with them throughout their lives. Your Phyllis was one of those people with these unique gifts. I read the words of Ernest Federici, Rose DeAngelis, and others who are expressed this sentiment, and I remember instances when she nurtured those individuals, as she did me and countless others.

For me, as a young man interested in the sciences, travel and adventure, I recall her exactitude and precision in all things from coursework, thought, grammar, and pronunciation, to her obvious thrill at traveling with you and being able to share those experiences with us. The chord that she struck in me was a curiosity and desire for travel and exploration, and for autodidactic learning, investigation, and mastery; as she seem to thrill in and demand from herself.

Apart from the drills, devices, and pneumonics that I am amazed I still remember today and have passed on to my five children, was her strength of character and bearing that she possessed, and wanted us to possess. I still remember disappointing her in 6th grade that I was being foolish, not trying my hardest and doing my best work. It profoundly touched me. I always sought her approval.

I am saddened by the fact that as I grew and pursued my own careers, I failed to thank her personally for helping shape me, her influence on my choices, and academic and personal foundations. I sporadically searched a couple of times in vain over the years to find you both, and only now, after talking about her with my wife and daughter around the kitchen table, was I able to quickly find this page. She was a driving force at St. Stephens, and in my life.

So, I am glad to celebrate her life and to share these words with you: elle tait une femme merveilleuse. Que formidable!

-JEP
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