In Loving Memory

Theodore Dorian Badami

April 29, 1963 - May 29, 2019


Theodore Dorian Badami, age 56, a native of Westland, MI and a resident of Dothan, AL, passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. He served in the U.S. Army as an infantryman and a supply specialist from 1982-1988. He worked for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Federal Air Marshal Service, and retired as an instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia. His free time consisted of spending time with his five children. He enjoyed playing the drums, staying in great shape, making his famous spaghetti or hot wings, and he was always more excited about Christmas than the kids were.

Theodore is survived by his five children, Theodore of Dothan, AL, Cassidy of Jesup, GA, Dorian of Dothan, AL, Zildjian of West Branch, MI and Gianna of Dothan, AL; as well as many other relatives and friends.

All are welcome to join Theodore’s family at his gathering of family and friends on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, from 12:00p.m. until time of service at 1:00p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 8271 Whispering Pines Road, Daphne, AL 36526. Burial will follow in Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 34904 Alabama Highway 225, Spanish Fort, AL, 36577. Expressions of condolence may be offered at Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL.


  1. Nikki Tafoya

    I am so truly sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in my prayers.

  2. Linda Chanclor

    Ted my friend, your missed by many here in Jesup GA,
    My condolences to your beautiful children.
    May you RIP my friend!
    You’ll be 4 ever missed at
    Hungry Hillbillys Grill &BBQ

  3. June Faircloth

    Prayers for Teds precious family ! He loved his children and was so very proud of them .

    • Rudy Salcedo

      RIP my brother!

  4. Chris Styers

    Ted was not only a great employee but also a terrific friend. I will always remember the times when we used to hang out at Blues Clubs in Detroit. The fun we had at open mic nights and watching Ted playing the drums like I’ve never seen. I cannot express enough the sorrow I have for Ted’s Family. May God bless you and comfort you during this very difficult time.

    • Lisa Thornton Hughes

      I’m so sorry to hear about his passing.. praying for his family during this difficult time.

  5. Shayne Kennedy

    I worked with Ted in Detroit. He was a great guy. Always motivated and a very knowledgeable instructor. I can’t believe he left us so soon. He will be missed. RIP Ted .

    • Scott Beaudrie

      I worked with Ted at the Federal Prison in Milan, Michigan. He was an excellent co worker. I will always remember him wanting a pop to drink. He would say you fly I’ll buy. Which met me walking to the break room. Rest In Peace my friend.

  6. Brian Badami

    Ted was an inspiration to me. The tales of his accomplishments in the Army, the Michigan corrections system, as a Sky Marshals founding member, and FLETC made me realize that I too could make a difference in this world.

    Ted, Thank you for the life you lived. I wish that I would have spent more time with you and your kids. Rest In Peace Uncle.

    • Yvonne Villemure

      I worked with Ted in Detroit following 9/11. On or flights he was always making the public feel more relaxed and at ease traveling with his wonderful sense of humor. So many memories and laughs. He will be missed by many. Rest easy Ted. To your family I send my heart felt prayers. May God wrap you all in His arms and protect you.

  7. Carl, Jennifer and Christian Mackey

    Sending my condolences and prayers. Rest Easy Brother

    • Lisa marie

      Very loving uncle. You will be missed greatly 💙

  8. Bev Deal

    Sending Love and Prayers to you all. So very sorry for your loss

    • Yvonne Villemure

      I worked with Ted in Detroit right after 9/11. I remember so many flights where he made the people around us laugh and feel more at ease traveling. I had not seen or talked to him in years but the memories will remain. Rest easy Ted. To your family I send my heart felt prayers. May God wrap you all in His arms and protect you.

  9. Rudy Salcedo

    A true gentle man! RIP brother!!

  10. Anne Johnstone

    Teddy was a wonderful, sweet and amazing guy. I’m saddened by the fact that the world has lost all that loving energy. I hope he is at peace now. My love and prayers go out to all of the Badami family and the friends that loved his sweet soul.

  11. Robin Wilson

    May peace and comfort find you during this difficult time.

    – Milan Federal Correctional Institution Family

  12. Courtney Tyre

    I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Badami’s passing. Love and prayers to his family.

  13. Larry McConnell

    I was Ted,s junior high wrestling coach in Westland, Mi. He was always the one I could depend on to do his best, both on the mat and in school. I had opportunity to see his two years ago in Georgia. We had a great meal and talk about the events of 40 years ago and things that were happening in our lives now. He will always be on my list of favorite people. My condolences to his family.

    • Joli Cross (Badami)

      Coach McConnell, You were one of the most loved and inspirational people in Ted’s life.He loved and respected you so very much for taking such a strong personal interest in his education. Through our marriage, our 5 kids and I must have heard him credit you a thousand times! Your influence on him at that time in his life helped shape the Strong, Selfless, Loving, Dedication to God and Country Attitude that Ted was known for. Thank You for being such a positive role model.

  14. Mike smith

    I met Ted when I was about 8 years old and we became fast friends. He was like a big brother and hero to me. Although we hadn’t been in contact for years he was often on my mind. There was only one Ted, and I know I’m a better man because God blessed me with a friend like him. My heart breaks along with his family and friends. I love you, my friend. Rest in peace.

    • Joli Cross (Badami)

      Mike,Ted loved you like a brother as well. You and your mom were such an important part of his life. His story about trying to steal your bike and then becoming his best friend, always made me laugh. Your friendship meant the world to him.

  15. Jerry Salmon

    Ted you will be missed Brother. Your enthusiasm for life and humor made training days easier in the old days at the Detroit FAMS office.
    May your family find peace and solace in the amount of love and friendship that you fostered with others over the course of your life.
    Until Valhalla My Brother.

  16. Joyce Lawson

    I will always remember what a sweet, helpful and genuine man he was. When I was at a very low point in my life he lifted me up with is positive and genuine way and helped me believe in myself. I hope you are dancing with the angels. My prayers go out to his family.

  17. Johanne Belisle-Weber

    RIP Ted, my thoughts and prayers are with your children and your entire family. You will be missed!

  18. Kelly Brown

    Sending our deepest condolences to the entire family and friends on the passing of Ted Badami. We were all neighbors back in the day on Bison Rd in Westland. Very sorry for your loss. The Brown Family (Butch, Maureen, David, Carrie, and Kelly)

  19. Donna Marie Bauer

    Dear Badami family,

    There are no words to help you feel any less shock, loneliness, anger or heartache. I can’t imagine the sheer torture that you are all feeling.

    My heart is crushed thinking of what you’re all individually going through. All I ask of you is that you become closer as a family; forgive one another, love one another.

    Your father worshipped each and every one of you. You got him through more times where he probably wouldn’t have gotten through if it wasn’t for you.

    Don’t ever forget how much he loves you all and please, please, most importantly, forgive your Dad.

    Know that whatever he was going through that it had nothing, absolutely nothing to do with you. No one! could have known what he was going though. I will be thinking of all of you everyday and praying that you’re a stronger family because of this.

    If you ever need someone to talk to, or for any reason, I’m here for each of you. Always. I’m serious. You are not alone. 248 891 1081. God bless you all🇺🇸🇮🇹❤️🙏🏽

  20. Paul Phillips

    Ted and I were instructors together. We became close friends. He had incredible passion to motivate people to be better. I don’t remember one day being around him that he didn’t make me smile and want to work out. He was a rare individual. He will be missed. RIP buddy.

  21. Debbie Baldwin

    Mr. Badami was a dynamic individual with a big heart. It breaks my heart to hear of his passing. He coached my son in REC-Football and he impacted my life with his attitude toward all mankind. He will be deeply missed. My prayer goes out to his children. I pray peace and comfort for his family and friends.

    Psalm: 119-28 My soul melts from heaviness: Strengthen me according to your Word.

    Jeremiah 31:25 For I have given rest to the weary and joy to the sorrowing.



    My fellow WESTLANDER

  23. Gina Badami

    In life I loved you dearly
    In death I love you still
    In my heart 💜 you hold a place
    That no one could ever fill
    Good bye big Brother

  24. Buffie Morales

    Sorry for you all loss. May God confront you during this difficult time. God bless.

  25. Scott Shepard

    Teddy I will never forget your always kind and playful spirit! My heart felt thoughts are with you and all of your family and friends! RIP Teddy you are one special person that made a difference in so many lives you’ve touched throughout your journey of life. God Bless your brother! 😢

  26. Bill Kelley

    My prayers and sincere condolences to the entire Badami family. May you find comfort in your loving memories of Teddy. I love you all! Love, Bill Kelley

  27. Nicole Lewis Lynn

    I am so very sorry to hear about Mr. Badami’s passing. I will keep you all in my prayers. May God surround you all with comfort, peace, love, and good memories!

  28. Robert Stitt

    My deepest condolences to the Badami family for the passing of Ted. Rest In Peace SORT brother.


  29. Mick Orr

    There are those who light up the world with their presence. Ted was one of those. He brought joy, enthusiasm, and a sense of purpose with him wherever he went.

    I believe the Lord has a special place in His heart for that kind of person, in fact I know He does from reading His word. Ted was very real, he was Ted. He will be missed, and remembered.

  30. Jennifer Feliciano

    My heart is broken. My thoughts and prayers are with each of his children, whom we all know he loved more than life itself. May the God of peace and comfort wrap you in His loving arms.

  31. Chris Gardiner

    Ted was a positive inspiration to anyone who met him, on and off the job. May God bless him and his family.

  32. O. J. Jimenez

    Ted provided on-the-job training for me at the federal Correctional Institution, Milan, Michigan in 1991. He was a Senior Officer Specialist at the time and I was a rookie officer, fresh from FLETC. In one week of OJT, Ted showed me how to interact with inmates in a firm and professional manner inside D-Block, the institution’s Special Housing Unit. For all that you taught me and for the great man you are, Ted, you will be sorely missed. Thank you for the assistance you provided me when I needed it most.

  33. Joseph Brown

    I am so sorry to hear of Ted’s passing. I only met Ted 2-3 times here in Jacksonville,FL when he purchased a Toyota Sienna Van from me while I was a car salesman.
    Ted made an indelible impression on me. He was full of life and positive energy. I will never forget Ted Badami.


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