Edward Ian ‘Ted’ Cody, 54, of Round Hill, Virginia, passed away on February 26, 2017 in his home following a courageous battle with ALS. He departed this world in the arms of his loving wife and with his family nearby.
Ted was born on February 24, 1963 in Sea Isle City, New Jersey. He was adopted by Ruthe and William Cody. He graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he met his wife, Tracy. He received his Master’s Degree from the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. Ted served in the Army Reserves for six years. He was a dedicated public servant, working for the government for over 27 years within the Central Intelligence Agency and National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. He completed two tours in Iraq and lived and worked in Korea for three years. He loved to travel and his job took him all over the world and allowed him a multitude of unique experiences.
By Ted’s side for his life experiences has been the love of Ted’s life, his wife Tracy, as well as his beloved children, Megan and Katy. Together they embraced life with enthusiasm. Ted has inspired in them a lifelong love for all the adventures life has to offer. Although Ted left this world too soon, based on the stories and memories he leaves behind with his family and friends, a person who did not know Ted might believe that he lived dozens of lifetimes. His is an inspiration to all.
Ted was preceded in death by his parents, Ruthe and William Cody, and his beloved nephews. He is survived by his wife, Tracy Cody, his daughters, Megan and Katy Cody, his honorary daughter Carina Ehlers, his siblings, Charles Cody, Craig Cody, Mindy Varga, and Heather Rocker, as well as numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews.
Ted was dedicated to working to find a cure for ALS. He went above and beyond in his support for the cause and his family is confident that his efforts will help many others. Those wishing to honor Ted’s memory may donate to the ALS Association.
Ted’s quick wit and sense of humor will be missed by all. He was a generous friend and he has left a lasting impact on all who had the great privilege of calling Ted their friend. He left the world a better place and we know he now has a much better view than US satellite images ever could offer.
Ted will be celebrated during a service at Harmony United Methodist Church in Hamilton, Virginia on Saturday March 4th, 2017 at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. prior to the service with interment immediately following in Lakeview Cemetery. A luncheon will follow back at the church.
Please visit www.hallfh.com to express online condolences to the family.