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Hebert Jacob Badinger, Jr.

August 26, 1948 ~ June 7, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old


Herbert Jacob Badinger, jr. passed away at his home on Wednesday, June 7,2023 at the age of 74.  A native of New Orleans, LA and a resident of Slidell, LA. The fourth child, and first son of Herbert Sr. and Rita Cobb Badinger.  Herb is preceded in death by his parents, three sisters; Kathleen (Kathy) Pederson, Laura (Marzie) Isbell, and Elaine (Lanie) Anglin, grandparents; Arthur James (Bob) and Louise (Mama Lou) Capdeboscq Cobb, and Henry and Magdalena Rein Badinger.  He is survived by one sister, Dianne (Dee) Badinger Lind, three brothers; James Robert (Jim) Badinger and wife Julie, David Peter (Dave) Badinger and wife Sandy, and Daniel Paul (Dan) Badinger and wife Stephanie; close cousins; Karen Currier Ponthieu, Norman (Skip) Currier, and Robert (Robbie) Currier.                                                                                    

Herb never married but was a father figure to numerous nieces and nephews whom he loved.  As a young man, he served in the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged. Herb was a certified master mechanic, owner and operator of Badinger Auto on Poland Ave., New Orleans, LA. and Badinger Auto in Violet, St. Bernard Parish, LA.  He was a partner and building contractor of, and for B&G Enterprise in St. Bernard Parish, LA.  Herb was a partner of Ritchie’s Auto Service in Meraux, St. Bernard Parish, LA.  He was a true master of all trades, a “Handy Man.”  Herb would help anyone and everyone in need of his skills.  After Hurricane Katrina devastated St. Bernard Parish in August of 2005, he relocated to Slidell, where he lived until his death. 

“Herby” could always be found at all family celebrations; birthdays parties, special occasions, holidays, and weddings where he often served as an usher.  His entire family loved and cared for him throughout his life, especially in the years and final days of his Parkinson’s disease.  Herby will be missed by all!

The family would like to thank Nurse Rachel and Passages Hospice for their help, it was sincerely appreciated.  Cremation is through Affordable Funeral Home, LLC.  A family burial service will be planned in the future at St. Louis III Catholic Cemetery, in New Orleans, LA.

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