Cody Allen McNaughton, 21, of Sayre, Pa., passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013.
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Cody was born on May 8, 1992, at Robert Packer Hospital. He was the son of Bonnie Besecker Maio and the late George Michael McNaughton.
Cody graduated from Sayre High School in 2010. While there, he participated in track, wrestling, and school musicals. He was also active in the Missoula Children's Theatre. Cody loved his family, friends, fishing, and music. Cody was an extremely talented musician and played his guitar at several local establishments. He was known for his sense of humor, his laugh, and his bear hugs. Cody could always cheer someone up when they were feeling down and would do anything he could to help anyone.
He is predeceased by his father George Michael McNaughton, Aunt Robin Besecker, Uncle Dale Besecker, and maternal grandfather Thomas "Pop Pop" Besecker.
Cody is survived by his mother Bonnie Besecker Maio; sister Cassandra Maio; stepfather Phillip Maio; maternal grandmother Janice Besecker; paternal grandmother RuthAnn Fry; maternal aunts Katherine Park, Terri Hunt, Brenda Jo Steinbrecher; maternal uncles Thomas Besecker and Richard Johnson; as well as Tony and Beth Maio; and their children Bailey, Blaise, and Zachary, Timothy Pipher, and Belinda Maio and her son J.B Maio. Also surviving are his cousins Dan and Michael Wayman, their children Erin, Courtney, Matthew (Blaire), and Colleen, Janelle and Jeremy Howe, their children Alyson Hunt and Austyn Stedge Howe, as well as Joel, Cherie, Cole, Carsen, and Holden Hunt. Cody is also survived by his girlfriend Tiffany Sewalt and her daughter Madyson. Cody touched countless lives in his brief time on earth.
Friends and family may call on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Creamtion Services Inc. Funeral services will follow at the Funeral Home at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Glen Mahaffey officiating.
Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.
Memorial donations may be made in Cody's memory to: Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA 18810 to help offset the cost of the funeral expenses.
(For those wishing to sign the E-guestbook or send condolences may do so by visiting www.loweryfuneralhome.com.)
Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc.
225 S. Main Street Athens, PA 18810
Published in Daily Review on Dec. 22, 2013