In Memory

Nicholas Badida

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,

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07/04/15 12:10 PM #1    

George Krug

I knew Nick from the neighborhood. He loved cars. I'm not surprised that he went into the car business. He was competitive in and loved most sports. And we  played most sports depending on the season.He knew how to have a good time.He was also pretty funny.Nick started working early we were both involved in some kind of newspaper selling gig.Nick told me about an  after school job that he had but was leaving and asked if I wanted it. So that wound up being my 1st job working at Lou Cohen's mens wear in Echo Plaza Shopping ctr. in Springfield,after school and Saturdays. I was very sorry to hear from Danny Clark in 2011 that he had cancer and passed away.I had some differences with  him in the past.But this really shook me up  This was the 2nd guy from the neighborhood that passed away, the other being John Uknius.I was glad to hear that towards the end of his life he had made peace with his Lord.RIP Nick. I was glad to have known you.

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