Age 86, of Holt, Michigan, passed away July 14, 2015, in Lansing. He was born June 14, 1929 in Long Island, New York, to the late Guiseppe and Ida Badalamente. Frank was a Veteran of the United States Marine Air Corps, where he served during the Korean War. He later went on to become the President of the United Steel Workers of America Union, Great Lakes Steel supervisor for thirty-five years, was a member of the Italian-American Club of Greater Lansing, and was very involved in politics as the Chairman of the Democratic Party for the 16th Congressional District. Frank also loved to hunt, golf, and play tennis; but his greatest love was for his family as a devoted husband, dad, grandpa, and great-grandpa.
He is survived by daughters: Suzanne Siebert and Frances Roth; grandchildren: Kevin (Katie) Roth, Patrick Roth, Andrew Roth, Benjamin (Sara Beth) Badalamente, Erin Siebert, and Lauren Siebert; great-grandchildren, Francis Badalamente and Thomas Badalamente; sisters-in-law: Frances Paciero and Michelle Dungien; and brother-in-law, Frank (Carol) Noto.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Margherita Badalamente, in 2005; also his sister, Connie (Paul); and brothers: Joseph (Josephine), Pete (Roseale), and Sam (Roseale).
The Funeral Mass for Frank Badalamente will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 17, 2015, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 3815 S. Cedar St., Lansing, MI 48910 with Fr. George Daisy officiating. A private Entombment will take place in Deepdale Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 2:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel where the Rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Immaculate Heart of Mary School Fund.