STEUBEN COURIER ADVOCATE, Bath, NY; Posted Oct. 29, 2013 @ 11:30 am
Obit: Bath, NY, Clair E. Cody, 81, passed away Sunday October 27, 2013 at home following a long illness.
He was born in Bath, NY, on February 20, 1932 the son of Thelma Butler Pilgrim. He married Carole Ames on October 26, 1957 they just Celebrated their 56th Anniversary.
He graduated from Haverling High School in 1951.
He served in the US Air force from 1952 to 1956. He served two years in Guam.
He worked at Burdick Electric before and after Serving time in the Military.
Clair started his career at the Bath VA as an Electrical Foreman retiring in 1992 after 33 years. He was a member of the Bath American Legion Post 173 for 50 continuous years. He was Instrumental in Building the new post in 1971. He held many different Offices, Local, County and State Wide. He was a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church. After his retirement he enjoyed woodworking and following his grandchildren's sporting events.
He was predeceased by his parents and a sister Linda Learn of Savona.
He is survived by his wife Carole Cody of Bath, NY.; his children Rhonda (Robert) Sweet of Bath, NY., Brenda (Rick) McDonald of Bath, NY., and Dean A. Cody (Deanna McManus) of Bath, NY.; 7 grandchildren, James (Karen) Sweet of S.C., Jessica (Nate) Cartwright of S.C., Nicole (Justin) Anderson of CA., Joel (Brittany) McDonald of Waterloo, Ryan (Morgan) McDonald of Prattsburgh, Bryce Cody of NYC., and Haylee Cody of CA.; great grandchildren, Owen, Madison, McKenzie, Conner and Noah; sister Pauline Leasure; brothers Robert (Joanne) Cody and Gene Pilgrim; in-laws, Dorothy Pomeroy, Freal (June) Ames, Marjorie (George) Walike, Beverly Walike, Robert (Patricia) Ames, Dianne (Tony) LaMonica and Fay Learn; and many nieces and nephews.
Clair's wishes were to have private Services.
Burial Nondaga Cemetery.
A Special Thank You to Care First Hospice for their Loving Care.
In Lieu of flowers Memorials maybe made in Clair's Memory to The Charles E. Wescott post 173 American Legion, 14 West William Street, Bath, NY 14810 or Care First Hospice, 11752 East Corning Road, Corning NY., 14830.
Arrangements are being handled by Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath.