Thomas "Cody" Bader

Thomas "Cody" Bader

AGE: 17 • Newark

Thomas "Cody" Bader, age 17, of Newark, DE, passed away suddenly Monday, February 10, 2014 surrounded by his family. Cody became a life saving hero as an organ donor. His legacy will live on in several transplant recipients. Cody was a senior in high school where he was looking forward to graduation and entering the US Marine Corps. He enjoyed drawing and was an avid dirt bike rider with N.E.O.C. racing for several years. Cody loved animals - especially his cat, Lucky and dog, Jax. He loved spending time with his family and friends, especially his cousins, Ryan Alfree and Trey Bader. Cody will also be missed by good friend, Miss Charlee King.

Cody is survived by his mother, Lisa A. Bader of Newark; father, Thomas Bader of Middletown; sister, Jessica C. Bader; grandmother, Anne C. Smith; grandfather, Carl F. Bader; and a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Dolores A. Bader.

A visitation for family and friends will be held Saturday, February 15, 2014 from 5:30-7:30 PM in the Strano & Feeley Family Funeral Home, 635 Churchmans Rd., Newark, DE 19702 followed by a service in celebration of Cody's life at 7:30 PM. Burial will be private. For directions or to send an online condolence visit

Strano & Feeley

Family Funeral Home


Funeral Home

Strano and Feeley Family Funeral Home
635 Churchmans Road Newark, DE 19702
(302) 731-5459

Published in The News Journal from Feb. 13 to Feb. 15, 2014