Victor Albert Badawi
1936 – 2020
Victor Albert Badawi aka
Fikry Abdel Halim Khalil Badawi
September 3, 1936 – July 28, 2020
Born in Zagazig, Egypt on September 3, 1936. He came to America to pursue higher education in the late 1950’s and became a naturalized citizen on July 21, 1971. His story begins as the eldest child born to Abdel & Rawhya Khalil-Badawi, Victor quickly established himself as someone who was truly unique.
Victor graduated with a Master’s of Science Degree from the University of Minnesota in 1964. Upon graduating, Victor began his career with Minnesota, Mining & Manufacturing (3M) as Manager of the Quality Control Department, where he was honored with many awards, including President of SMTA.
Victor excelled in everything he did, and found ways to perfect anything he learned along the way. He was charismatic, the light that entered the room and was able to make a friend in anyone. As a result, he found his soulmate one snowy morning while getting coffee prior to work. Eighteen months later he married his sweetheart – together they raised their combined families.
Victor had a love of golf where he won an award in 1996 for 3rd place. Victor’s favorite pastime was travel, he visited places such as England, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Hawaii and many more.
Victor was charismatic, a larger than life personality with a heart of gold. He was highly intelligent and always wore a smile.
Victor is reunited in death with his sons Michael Charles Badawi & Steven Charles Badawi. He is survived by his loving wife Karyl Badawi, loving children and Leila Badawi-Caskey (Hank), Lisa Badawi-McNeely (Jeff), Charles Badawi, step-children Theresa Maxwell & Lisa Nangle and loving grandchildren Michael Hinterlong (Mimi), Amanda Hinterlong, Brandon McNeely, Alexa Maxwell & Savannah Maxwell, great-grandchildren Jason Castorena & Caleb Hinterlong, sister Toona Haleen and brothers Mohammed Khalil and Nabil Khalil.
There are no words to properly express, the love and adoration we have for him. We are each forever changed, by both knowing and loving him, and by feeling the pain of losing him. Many lives are less bright and secure when, on the morning of July 28, 2020, we lost a great man: loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and loyal friend to many.
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