Christopher C. Badger, 62, of Morrisonville, NY, died January 7, 2014.
Chris was born in Cleveland, OH, and grew up both in Fulton, NY, and Cleveland Heights, OH. He and his wife, Elizabeth Vallee, met at Brown and, in 1979, they married. After he completed his internship and residency in Providence, the couple moved to Seattle, where Chris was a research oncologist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center and enjoyed camping in the Olympic National Forest, hiking, canoeing, traveling, and visiting the ocean. In 1996, Chris turned his focus to internal medicine and moved to Plattsburgh, NY, to work at Great North Woods Medical Center.
After retiring from practice, Chris became medical director for Hospice of the North Country and served on the board of Planned Parenthood of the North Country, and spent time riding his tractor and restoring the family cottage in Ripton, VT. Chris had a voracious appetite for literature and enjoyed gardening, cooking, playing Free Cell, and sharing his knowledge with the world, especially his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife; two sons, Gregory and Phil; his mother; three brothers; and three grandchildren. Donations in his memory may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, Planned Parenthood of the North Country, or Hospice of the North Country.