John “Michael” Cody, 72, of Quakertown, passed away in his home, surrounded by loved ones, on Saturday, January 29, 2022. He was the husband of Janice (Zupkow) Cody, with whom he shared 40 years of marriage.
Michael was born in Bayonne, NJ, to the late John and Margaret Doris (Campbell) Cody. In 1968 he was drafted into the Army and was deployed to Vietnam. During his time there, he received several commendations including a Bronze Star. He was honorably discharged in 1970 after receiving a Purple Heart following an injury that sent him home. After returning, Michael attended several colleges including Point Park in Pittsburgh, which led to him meeting his wife, and Temple University, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism.
Michael retired from Bucks County Department of Corrections after 25 years where he worked as a Counselor and Corrections Officer. He loved to tell people that he was still using his degree because journalism is all about communicating with people and so was his job.
He was a lover of family, music, especially the Beatles, art, laughter, and Disney. He had a childlike wonder and sense of humor about him that never faded, even in his final days. This will be his legacy because he passed it on to everyone he knew.
In addition to his wife, Michael is survived by his daughters Kalina (Cody) Kolakowski and Jessalyn Cody; son-in-law, David Kolakowski; grandson, Rowan Kolakowski; and siblings, Peter Cody, Jeffrey Cody, David Cody, and Lisa Cody.
Per Michael’s request, no funeral services will be held. A memorial will be held in the spring to honor his life and memories. Naugle Funeral & Cremation Service has been entrusted with his final arrangements.
“And when the night is cloudy, there is still a light that shines on me. Shine on till tomorrow, Let it be.” -Beatles “Let It Be”-