Dr. Mary Kenny Badami, age 68,
of Scenic Avenue, Bloomsburg, passed away Friday, June 11, 2010, at her home.
She served on the faculty as a tenured professor at Bloomsburg
University, from 1981 until her retirement in 2006, in the Communication
Studies Department, where she also served as chairperson for six years.
She is survived by her daughter, Linda Badami; son, Scott Badami;
daughter-in-law, Heather Badami; grandsons, Alex and Evan; brother, Paul Kenny; sister-in-law, Judy Kenny; and niece, Alison Kenny. She is also survived by her beloved friends: Harry Strausser III, Dwayne Heisler, Chris Defrain, Kara Shultz and Mike Dillion.
Dr. Badami was born in the Bronx, N.Y., the daughter of
the late Ann Kenny.
She was an avid reader, especially of science fiction. She loved theater, teaching, fierce debate, folk music, “Magnum, P.I.” and her family. With an amazing mind and memory, she enjoyed Team Trivia every Thursday at Harry’s Bar and Grill with her friends. She was also a four-day champion on
the TV show “Jeopardy!” in 1966.
In lieu of flowers or as a memorial, please make contributions in her name to the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg, PA 17815 or the S.P.C.A., 2801 Bloom Road, Danville, PA 17821.
The Badami family is being assisted by the Allen Funeral Home of 745 Market St., Bloomsburg. For those wishing, online condolences are available at AllenFuneralHomeonline.com
The date of a memorial service will be announced soon.
She will be missed very much.