Kenneth Lavoid Coddington

Obituary
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Kenneth Lavoid Coddington, ACCORD-Kenneth Lavoid Coddington, 87, of Accord died Saturday, April 26, 2014 at St. Lukes Hospital in Newburgh. He was born at home in Accord on Airport Road June 7, 1926. He was a son of the late Lavoid and Rose (Baird) Coddington. He owned Coddington Trucking for 25 years and was known as “Smoky” on job sites including the N.Y.S. Thruway, Route 84, and the Mass Turnpike. He later owned Accord Equipment for 40 years, retiring at the age of 80, where each and every tractor had his hand of expertise. He served in the U.S. Army post World War II in Japan from 1945 to 1948. Ken was a past member of the Kripplebush Fire Department where he served as Captain. He also maintained the fire trucks and chaired many of the loved community fireman’s carnivals. He was a proud sponsor of Barry Davis Racing, where Friday Nights and the race circuit became pleasure dates for Ken and Catherine. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Catherine A. Elmendorf Coddington, whom he wed Oct. 14, 1945 at the United Methodist Church in Stone Ridge; his children, Kenneth L. Coddington Jr. and his wife Sue Ellen of Kerhonkson, Thomas W. Coddington and his wife Jacqueline of Harrington, Del., Kathy L. Kowalski and her husband Edward of Newburgh, and Steven W. Coddington and his wife Elizabeth of Ticonka, Iowa, a sister, Lois Cole of Olive Bridge, and a brother Lavoid Coddington Jr. of Stone Ridge. Also survived by two granddaughters, one grandson, and one great- granddaughter, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. A grandson Edward R. Kowalski Jr., two sisters, Helen Belinski, Shirley Dorfner, and a brother, Lawrence Coddington, died previously. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at the George J. Moylan Funeral Home Inc., 2053 Route 32, Rosendale. Rev. Charles Stickley will officiate. Interment with full military honors by Post 1219 American Legion will be in North Marbletown Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials are requested to the Kerhonkson Accord Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 67, Kerhonkson, N.Y. 12446. (www.GJMoylanFuneral Home.com)
Funeral Home
George J. Moylan Funeral Home - Rosendale
2053 Rte 32 PO Box 481  Rosendale, NY 12472
(845) 658-3139
Funeral Home Details
Published in the Daily Freeman on Apr. 28, 2014
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