WILLIAM E. CODY
William Edward Cody, 89, widower of Patricia K. (McMahon) Cody, of Kingswood Vale, Perkiomenville died Saturday, December 3, 2011 in St. Luke’s Quakertown Hospital.
Born in Ft. Benning, Georgia, he was a son of the late William E. and Lillian (Kiernan) Cody.
He worked as an Expeditor at Bechtel Corporation in Limerick for several years before retiring. Prior to that he worked in the purchasing department at Knoll Inc. for 29 years in New York and then East Greenville. He also had worked at Dunn and Bradstreet and William Brand and Company, both in New York City.
He was a veteran of the US Navy serving in the Atlantic and Pacific Theatres on the USS Tuscaloosa and the USS Alaska during World War II earning a Good Conduct Medal.
He was a 1940 graduate of the High School of Commerce in New York, NY and was a 1954 graduate of St. John’s University with a B.A. in English.
He was a member of St. Philip Neri Catholic Church and was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus and Charter Member and Past Grand Knight of the Father Leo J. Letterhouse Council #6614.
Surviving are five children, Patricia K., wife of William J. Coughlin, of Perkiomenville, Maureen E., wife of Paul E. Moser, Jr., of East Greenville, William D. Cody and wife, Jacqueline, of East Greenville, Timothy T. Cody and wife, Elizabeth, of Pottstown and Michael A. Cody and wife, Kate, of Hilton Head, South Carolina; 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
A viewing and funeral mass were held on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 1325 Klinerd Road, Pennsburg with the Rev. Robert A. Roncase officiating. Interment followed in Holy Cross Cemetery.
The Mann-Slonaker Funeral Home, 222 Washington Street, East Greenville was in charge of the arrangements. Share memories and offer condolences to the family at www.mannslonakerfuneralhome.com.
The family requests memorial contributions in his memory to St. Philip Neri Catholic Church or to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, 333 Lancaster Avenue #414, Wynnewood, PA 19096 or at www.alexslemonade.org.