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WOOD RIVER — David J. Cordes, 75, born March 8, 1946 to Wilbert Lee and Dorothy Jean (Logan) Cordes, passed away at 5:09 a.m. Tuesday, March 9, 2021.



He had been an English teacher and tennis coach at Wood River High School for 15 years and an admissions counselor at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.



He is survived by his son, Joseph Cordes; daughter-in-law, Jeanette Cordes; granddaughter, Adeline Cordes; sister, Mary Tassinari; along with nieces, Elizabeth Adams, Kathleen Stolze, and Sarah Belmonte.



Dave is donating a gift of life, as per his wishes.



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Published in Edwardsville Intelligencer on Mar. 16, 2021.
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March 25, 2021
I will miss you my friend. As room mates, we had a lot of fun.
Michael Hawkins
Friend
March 25, 2021
May you rest in piece my friend.
Michael Allen Hawkins
Friend
March 18, 2021
I’m so sorry to hear of David’s passing. His family was a big part of my growing up, in Wood River and are remembered with affection & smiles.
May God grant them peace.
Mary Ellen Conway
Friend
March 18, 2021
I took his tennis class, he was a wonderful teacher, he will be missed. RIP
Cheryl Bertels
Student
March 18, 2021
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of David. He was my high school best friend, Mary Cordes’ brother. I admired him as a kid and thought the world of his parents. Condolences to the family.
Christy Lowery McGee
Friend
March 17, 2021
Very sorry to read of Dave’s passing. He was my English teacher senior year in 1974 at Wood River HS, and became a friend. (I’ll never forget that he trusted me enough to let me drive his prized Corvette
out to SIUE to pick up some books he needed at the bookstore). After graduation, my best buds and I often gathered at his apartment for some
‘continuing education’...

R.I.P. Dave

Mike Maguire
Michael Maguire
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