Alfred ‘Al’ Cody, 82

Alfred “Al” Cody, 82, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully at his home, on March 17, 2019, but his sarcasm, stubbornness and wit will never be forgotten. Born Sept. 13, 1936, Cody was a breakfast connoisseur, grill master, mixologist, groundskeeper, propagator, comedian, self-proclaimed political analyst and, ultimately, the steady heart of his family.

Cody was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Phyllis Cody; his son Matthew Brough; his daughter Marie McDonnell; and a granddaughter, Kathryn Harris. He is survived by his children, Laura Harris and her husband, Larry, Sharon Courtney and her husband, Mark, Melissa Farrell and her husband, Brian, Stephanie Brough, Al Cody and his wife, Anne, Rick McDonnell and Diane Nash; grandchildren Cody Harris, Rachael Moore, Nathan Moore, Allison Farrell, Lindsey Farrell, Nicole Deshaies, Megan Martin, Ryan Martin, Catherine Cody, Christopher Cody, Scott McDonnell, Jackie McDonnell and Sarah McDonnell; great-grandchildren, Evangeline Moore and another on the way; and many friends and neighbors.

Those who remember him were asked to celebrate his life in their own way; raising a glass of their favorite drink or lighting a cigar would be most appropriate. “Knowing and loving you was the success story of our lives.”

“When the roots run deep, there is no reason to fear the wind.”

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