New Brunswick - Robert J. Cody Sr., 84, of New Brunswick, NJ passed away peacefully at his home in New Brunswick on April 18, 2021. He was born on March 7, 1937 in New Brunswick, NJ to parents Margaret and Frank. He was a proud resident of New Brunswick, and lived there his entire life.
Bob graduated from New Brunswick High School in 1955, and then promptly enlisted in the US Navy and proudly served aboard the USS Corry. He received an honorable discharge, and served in the reserves thereafter. Bob always credited the Navy for “making a man of him”, and he loved to recount stories of his time in the service. Bob tremendously enjoyed sports, and participated in baseball, basketball, bowling and darts. He worked for several different construction companies, and enjoyed his many years as a tri-state
driver with Prime Source. Bob was an active member of the Eagles AC in New Brunswick for over 30 years, and was also a proud member of the American Legion in Milltown.
Bob was predeceased by his parents, Margaret and Frank Cody Sr., his
brothers, Frank Cody Jr., William Cody; and his son Michael F. Cody.
He is survived by his loving wife Barbara of 56 years, his son Robert J. Cody Jr. and his wife Maria of New Brunswick; his daughter Kathleen Cody Maher and her husband John of Piscataway; his daughter Ann-Margret Cody Stryker of Toms River; his sister Janice Serinese and her husband Mario of Ringoes; his sister-in-law Peggy Cody of Piscataway; ten grandchildren, one great grandchild, and many nieces and nephews.
A visitation celebrating Bob’s life will be held on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, from 7:00-9:00 PM at the Boylan Funeral Home, 188 Easton Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. A Catholic Mass will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday, April 22, 2021 at Saint Peter’s Church, Somerset Street in New Brunswick with interment to follow in Saint Peter’s Cemetery, Somerset Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.