John Badman Sr., 96, Vero Beach

John Badman Sr., 96, died March 19, 2011, at his home. He was born in Slocum Corners, Pa., and lived in Vero Beach since 1972, coming from Greenwich, Conn.

He attended Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., Class of 1933, and Yale University, Class of 1937.

He was a member of the U.S. National Track Team, winning most major U.S. track meets.

He completed his graduate studies in chemistry at NYU.

He served in the Navy during World War II and was a lieutenant commander and executive officer in the Pacific and Atlantic theaters.

He taught the ROTC unit at the University of Texas, held various top management positions at Union Carbide’s Linde Division and helped develop what is now Lincare Corp.

Survivors include his sons, John Jr., of West Palm Beach and Lawrence Scott, of Champaign, Ill.; sister, Elizabeth Van Horn; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Badman.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice Foundation, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960.

No services are scheduled.

Arrangements are by Strunk Funeral Home, Vero Beach.

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