Obituary: Dylan Badeau, 24

Dylan Ryan Badeau, son of Hector P. and Susan Hoag Badeau of Mt. Airy, died peacefully at home on his 24th birthday, September 9, 2010.  After completing middle school at the John B. Kelly school, Dylan attended Roxborough High School where he graduated in 2007.

 

In spite of lifetime struggles with his multiple disabilities, Dylan was a strong young man with a big heart.  He loved music, with a wide range of taste ranging from the Smurfs to country, gospel to rap, oldies to classical and jazz.  Over the years he enjoyed multiple family camping trips, visiting the Rockies, Yellowstone Park, and the Pacific Ocean among other sites.  He was a member of Summit Presbyterian Church in Mt Airy where the bells choir and the music at Christmas and Easter were two of his favorite pleasures.  Visits with family, particularly the youngest children who climbed up on his bed or wheelchair to talk, sing, play or read to him brought him special delight. Dylan had a unique joie de vivre and quiet spirit that brought a smile to everyone who knew him.

 

He was predeceased by his brother Adam and is survived by his parents, Hector and Susan Badeau, eleven brothers, nine sisters, three brothers-in-law, a sister-in-law, and a large extended family.

 

A service in celebration of his life will be held on Saturday September 18, at 4 p.m. at his home, 30 Pelham Road. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Keystone Hospice  at KeystoneCare, Office of Development, 8765 Stenton Avenue, Wyndmoor, PA, 19038 or online at http://www.keystonecare.com/home.aspx .