It was such a pleasure to have known your father. He will be greatly missed.
Karen and family - please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. My family has so many great memories of times spent with the Badals. My Dad spoke of your father often, he thought he was a very special man. You are in our prayers.
Al was my boss for many years in San Lorenzo. I was a principal at two of his schools. He let me play golf with him once only - I was terrible. He joined our fantasy football league and stuck with us for a long time, up until his passing. He had a great sense of humor, even though he lost lots of money. I am very sad he has left us, and I will miss him very much.
My heart is aching today at the news of Dr.Badal's passing. Karen and I have known each other for 50 years. Her family is so much a part of the fabric of my childhood.
I feel so sad that they have all passed. However, I know that they are all smiling down from Heaven.
Karen, I love you and cherish what our childhood together gave us. I am deeply sorry for your loss and losses. God Bless You.
Dear Karen, I neglected to tell you that I would like to make a donation in memory of you father to St. Jude's.
with love and caring thoughts.
Well Karen, I know there is not much I can say to take away the sting of your loss. My husband and I sat either next to or behind your dad almost every Sunday at CPC for years. He was one of the kindest, most gentle men I've ever known. I know that he loved you with his whole heart and was very proud of you. I know that he missed your Mother beyond measure and that being home with the Lord means being home with his wonderful Elvira and your siblings. May you find strength in your faith, comfort in God's love, and peace in knowing people are praying for you.
I was so sorry to read about the passing of your dear dad. I worked with your mom for many years at the MDRC and had the pleasure of knowing your dad, and siblings. They were all such a kind and loving family. I will be making a donation to the Leukemia Foundation in his memory. My father passed away from Leukemia two years ago. Their memories will always be with us. Sending you my loving thoughts.
Karen, I worked with your Mom at Mt. Diablo Rehab and met your father at the same time. I thought so much of him and I would let him know when my figs were ripe so I could share them. He always told me they were the best. I am so very sorry for all of us to have lost him. Please accept my deepest sympathy.
Karen: I met you in July 2012 at YMCA Camp Sequoia and was inspired by your life journey so far. I am sorry for your great loss. I know you are continuing your Dad;s legacy.
I was moved by the remembrances of Ms. Coelho, the former sixth grader taught by Dr. Badal in the small town of Newman, CA. He was proud of his upbring in the valley. Everytime I pass Newman on I-5 to LA, I would recall Newan was where Dr. Badal's had his first teaching job.I had the pleasure of knowing Dr. Badal during the time I served on the San Lorenzo School Board from 1983 to 1996. I appreciated his kindness and we probably connected because I attended the Oakland Public Schools and shared mutual memories of principals and administrators I had when he was there. I admired his strength in recent years despite the many losses of close family members he endured and reported in his annual year end holiday greetings.
Rest in Peace.
Mr Badal was my wonderful 6th grade teacher in Newman and Mrs Badal attempted to teach us how to sing. I have never forgotten that special couple and often over the years have wondered about them. I was so sorry to read of your family losing so many members to cancer. Mr & Mrs Badal were the epitome of love and respect for each other as a couple. We did not have the privilege of knowing their family as they moved from the area. May God of comfort and understanding bless you at this sad time in your life. Please know that they made a great impact on one little girl oh so long ago.
Mary Relvas Coelho