Abdalla "Abe" Badawi

March 6th, 1928January 14th, 2020

Abdalla "Abe" Elias Badawi was born on March 6, 1928 to Elias and Marie Badawi in Cairo, Egypt. He was the oldest of seven siblings. He spent his youth and early adulthood in Egypt, and immigrated to the United States in 1967. He lived in Indianapolis, Indiana; Springfield, Illinois; Dallas, Texas; and ultimately moved to Colorado in 1995. He died in Louisville, Colorado of congestive heart failure on January 14, 2020 at the age of 91.

Abe enjoyed a long career in sales and held positions with Mobil Oil and Qwest Communications. Abe loved his family above all else and worshipped God with all his heart. He had no children of his own and would do anything for his nieces and nephews.  In spite of his limited means, he was always very generous and made regular donations to charitable organizations and churches. He was a jovial soul and always had a kind word for everyone he met.  Everyone who met him commented on how sweet he was to them. He was a longtime parishioner at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Denver.

Abe had a passion for horses and horse racing.  He loved his “ponies” as he called them.  He went to the Kentucky Derby annually while he still could and spent a lot of time studying the background of every horse for every race.  He also loved to travel to Lebanon every year.  While there, he always visited Our Lady of Lebanon and climbed the spiral staircase while praying the rosary.

He was preceded in passing by three of his sisters: Ginette Daoud of Brussels, Belgium; Rosette Haddad of Centerville, OH; and Colette Badawi of Beirut, Lebanon.

Abe is survived by three of his sisters: Yvette Razouk of Huntington Beach, CA; Ninette Tannous of Beirut, Lebanon; and Marguerite Rayes of Montreal, Canada. He also leaves to mourn his passing nine nieces, five nephews, seven great nieces, and seventeen great nephews. He will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew him. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Assumption Parish (2361 E. 78th Ave, Denver CO 80229 https://www.assumptiondenver.org/giving) or to Saint Louis Parish (902 Grant Ave, Louisville CO 80027).


Condolences, viewing and a prayer vigil will be held at St. Louis Catholic Church, 902 Grant Ave in Louisville on Monday, January 20th at 6pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated the following day on Tuesday, January 21st at 10:00am at the same location. After the mass, there will be a committal service at Louisville Cemetery, followed by a lunch reception back at the church. 


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