John W. "Baddie" Badaczewski, 77, a Washington Redskins lineman of the 1950s who later became a district sales manager for the Chrysler-Plymouth division of Chrysler Corp., died of prostate cancer Dec. 12 at his home in Rockville.
Mr. Badaczewski played 10 years in the National Football League, including five years with the Redskins as an offensive and defensive guard. He also played with the Chicago Cardinals, the Chicago Bears and the Boston Yanks. He made the all-pro team twice, once with the Redskins and once while playing with the Cardinals.
He was a former president of the Washington Redskins Alumni Association.
Mr. Badaczewski was born in Seanor, Pa., and graduated from Western Reserve University, where he also played football. He was a member of the Case Western Reserve University Hall of Fame.
After leaving the NFL, Mr. Badaczewski concentrated on his career with Chrysler. He retired as sales manager for the Northern Virginia and Washington area in the 1980s. After retiring from Chrysler, he was vice president in charge of sales and marketing for DarCars Automotive Group, an association of 23 auto dealerships. He retired there in 1995.
His first wife, Betty Jane Badaczewski, died in 1980. His second wife, Nancy Reid Badaczewski, died in 1997.
Survivors include four children from his first marriage, John Badaczewski Jr. of Rockville, Robert L. Badaczewski of Gaithersburg, Mary E. Musgrove of Leesburg and Patricia A. LaTora of Seanor; and 11 grandchildren.