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Theodore R. Cody

12/22/2018

Theodore R. Cody, of Warwick, NY, passed away on December 22, 2018 at his home.  He was 95 years old.

Born on December 19, 1923 in Manhattan, NY, he was the son of the late Victor and Stella Czeczotka 

He was married to Regina (Rutkowski) Cody.

Ted was a dedicated American.  He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force on November 23, 1942 and was honorably discharged on June 18, 1945.  He completed 35 operational missions as a B-17 ball turret gunner.  Ted earned a European, African, Middle-Eastern Theatre Ribbon with two service stars, Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Unit 6 Citation, Distinguished Flying Cross, and Purple Heart.  He was a proud member and past Commander of the VFW Post 4662, Warwick, NY.

Ted was a parishioner of St. Stephen Church in Warwick and formerly of Immaculate Heart of Mary, Mahwah, NJ.  He loved spending time with his family and enjoying the outdoors and nature.  He loved the simple things in life.  His kindness and big heart will always be remembered.

Theodore leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving and devoted wife, Regina;  his children:  Raymond and his wife Deborah, Eileen and her husband Richard, Cynthia and her husband Steven, and his daughter-in-law Jeanine Cody;  his grandchildren:  Gregory, Kristine and Joseph, Brian, Sean, Kevin and Cheryl, Christina and Christopher, Michael and Kate, Jeffrey and Kaitlin, Elizabeth, Thomas and Ashley, Daniel and Jillian, and John; his great-grandchildren:  Matthew, Ciara, Emma, Easton, Ryan, Olivia, and Madeline; and many nieces and nephews. 

Ted is predeceased by his son, Ronald;  brothers Frank Chechotka and Michael Czeczotka, sister Anna Chabowski, and brother Stanley Czeczotka;  and sister-in-laws, Sr. Mary Raymond,  Sr. Mary Vincent, and Sr. Carolyn Marie of the Felician Order.

The family would like to extend their most heartfelt thanks to the VA Hudson Valley, Hospice of Newburgh, NY and the Warwick Police Department and Warwick EMS.

Visitation will be on Thursday, December 27, 2018 from 2:00-6:00 pm at Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Ave., Warwick.  Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 am on Friday at St. Stephen RC Church followed by interment in Warwick Cemetery.

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