Robert Lee Coder(1935 - 2014)

Robert Lee Coder, 78, of Hebron, widower of the late Constance (Meyers) Coder, passed away Friday (March 21, 2014) at home, with his loving family at his side. Born Dec. 19, 1935 in Cedar Bluff, IA, he was a son of the late John and Berniece (Sharpless) Coder. Mr. Coder had served proudly with the U.S. Navy for 15 years, during both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He went on to work as a Nuclear Boiler Inspector for many years before his retirement. In his spare time, he loved the outdoors, boating, fishing, hunting and gardening, and also enjoyed working with his hands, whether it be mechanics or building model ships and lead soldiers. He leaves three children, Robert Coder, Jr. and wife, Sujitra of Windsor Locks, Brenda Costa and husband, Mark of Storrs and Barbara Faber of Hebron, with whom he made his home; five grandchildren, Amanda Sigleski, Erika Faber, Stephanie and Alexander Costa, Kyle Coder and step granddaughter Kayla DeSousa; great grandchildren, Anthony, Gianna and Isabella Sigelski; step children William Rose IV, Christopher Rose, David Rose and Lisa (Rose) Kegler; siblings, Patsy Wicks of Springfield, MO, James Coder of Tombstone, AZ and Thomas Coder of Shellsburg, IA; his former wife, Jean (Zimmerman) Coder of Storrs; and numerous extended family members and friends. In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Jerry Coder. Donations in his memory may be made to VNA Hospice Fund, Dept. 106093, P.O. Box 150485, Hartford 06115-0485. There are no calling hours and services and burial will be private. Care of arrangements has been entrusted to the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home of Colchester. For online expressions of sympathy, please visit

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Published in The Hartford Courant from Mar. 26 to Mar. 30, 2014