Alan James Badalamenti, 31, passed away May 6, 2015. Celebration of his life: 4pm Monday, May 11, 2015 at Northwood Church, Keller. Receiving of friends: 2-4p Sunday afternoon at Lucas Funeral Home, Keller. Memorials: In Lieu of Flowers, his family requests that donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. www.woundedwarriorproject.org Alan was born in Arlington Heights, Illinois to James and Dorene (Tessmer) Badalamenti, June 9, 1983. The family moved to Keller, Texas in 1996 where he graduated from Keller High School in 2001. He was a member of the Keller High School football team and was nominated 4 years running in the Keller Man of the Year contest. Alan graduated Cum Laude from Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Sociology. He helped reinstate Kappa Sigma and served as the Vice President of Community Service. Alan was a civilian inductee to the United States Air Force Officers Training Program, an Air Battle Manager with 5 tours of duty over Iraq and Afghanistan. He attained the rank of Captain and was highly decorated before leaving the Air Force. He was a lover of the arts, a comedian, a volunteer, a protector, a dedicated friend, uncle, son, brother and brother-in-law. He was charismatic, gregarious, smart, funny, and generous. He was a hero to many. He is survived by his parents, twin brother, Scott, and his wife, Tamara; older brother, John, and his wife, Nancy; nephew, Frank, and niece, Yashu. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, a multitude of friends, Fratties and faithful buddy, Lucy. Services provided by Lucas Funeral Home, Keller. 817-753-6800 ----------- “So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide. Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none. When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision. When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.” ~ Chief Tecumseh -------------
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