2017-02-23 / Obituaries

Edward Frank Cody

Edward Frank “Buster” Cody, 95, a lifelong resident of Jamestown, passed away Feb. 16, 2017.

He was born June 16, 1921, at the Narragansett Avenue home of his late parents, Frank Willis and Adeline Ruth (Hustus) Murray Cod.

He was stepbrother to the late Arthur A. Murray of Massachusetts, the late Mildred M. (Murray) Streatch and the late Ethel D. (Murray) Dorr, both of Jamestown, and the late Gladys May (Cody) McCall of California. He was the beloved husband of the late Barbara L. Barker.

He was a graduate of the Carr School and the Thomas H. Clarke School and attended Rogers High School. He operated his own taxi service in the late 1930s that went from Newport to Wickford Junction until he entered the armed services in 1941.

He attended the U.S. Army Air Forces B-24 Liberator bomber mechanics school and graduated as an airplane mechanic April 24, 1944. He was discharged from service March 31, 1946. He worked for multiple auto garages in Newport and Jamestown until he was employed by Sylvia’s Garage in the late ’60s, installing heating systems and from where he retired after 20 years.

He was a life member of the Jamestown Fire Department and served on various engines and was the captain of the rescue in the 1970s. After his retirement, he volunteered at the fire department’s museum providing tours and conversing with tourists on the weekends. He also was a life member of the NRA and a former member of the Newport Rifle Club.

He leaves three daughters, Linda L. Albaugh and her husband Jack of Jamestown, Roxanne R. Card and her late husband Alan of Coventry, Judith A. Wojciechowski and her husband Michael of Harrisville; and a son, the late Robert Edward Cody, who passed in infancy; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were by the Fagan Quinn Funeral Home. Burial was with military honors in Cedar Cemetery, Jamestown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Jamestown EMS, 50 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, RI 02835, would be appreciated.

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