John N. Codrea
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John N. Codrea of Marco Island, Florida passed away at the age of 91 on June 20, 2012 after a long illness.

Born on December 7, 1920 in Akron, Ohio, he graduated from Garfield High School, and the University of Akron where he received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees.

While pursuing his undergraduate degree, John began a 40 year career at the B.F. Goodrich Company, starting as a factory worker and retiring as Vice President of the Engineered Systems Division. During World War II, he served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps and participated in the invasion of Guam. After the war, he served as the Commanding Officer of the Akron Marine Reserve company, and was honorably discharged from the Marine Reserves in 1957 with the rank of Captain.

John was an incredible husband and father, and his family was his greatest source of pride. He was a voracious reader with tremendous intellectual curiosity. An avid sportsman, he enjoyed playing and officiating baseball, basketball, football, table tennis and golf.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, John and Aneta (nee Budea) Codrea; his brother, George, and his sister, Eugenia. He is survived by his loving and steadfast wife of 65 years, Mary (nee Morrison), his son, John E. Codrea (Judy), daughter, Mary Elizabeth Codrea; son, David N. Codrea (Maureen) son, Robert W. Codrea (Sara), daughter, Carolyn E. Sunday (Edmund), and grandsons, David, John Leo, Nicholas, Eli, and Zachary.

A private family service was held. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his honor to: Presentation of Our Lord Orthodox Church, 3365 Ridgewood Road, Fairlawn, OH. 44333 or the Three-Deuce-Five Marine Foundation, 45 Milford Dr., Ste. 12, Hudson, OH. 44236. (Anthony, Cuyahoga Falls, 330-928-1313,

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Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Jun. 24, 2012.
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July 5, 2012
Dear Mary,
I was saddened to hear the news about john. Although I only knew him for a short time it seems like ive known him for much longer. You and John are a perfect example of what i wish to have in my years to come. I will never forget John or you and i wanted to say that you are in my prayers. I love you Mary. I am very sorry for your loss
taylor Lester
June 27, 2012
Dear Mary and family:

I am so sorry to learn of John's passing. I knew he was ailing, but had hoped he would overcome his illness. I am so sorry for your loss. You were married for so long and seemed so happy together. I was always so amazed at how active you and John both were.

I hope to see you down on Marco when you come to visit. I really would like to get a chance to get a Scrabble game with you.

Please be aware all your friends at the Mirage are thinking of you.

Kathy Callahan
Kathy Callahan
June 26, 2012
Judy and Family,
Sorry to hear of your loss.
May God bless you during this difficult time.
With love,
Christine Curry
June 26, 2012
Dear Codrea family,
Although I did not know John for very long, I loved him very much. He was a great man. I had many great moments with him.
My favorite memory was a few weeks ago, I went in his room one morning and he was already awake. I walked in and said "hi, John". He smiled and said "Hi, sweetie". I said "I love you, John" and he said "I love you more". I will never forget that smile.
I feel lucky that I had a chance to know know him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all <3
Tricia Bowman
June 25, 2012

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Remember the great times you had with him.


Mike, Linda, Chelsea, and Michael Dzura
Moreland Hills, Ohio
June 24, 2012
Dear Mary and Family,
I was sorry to hear of the passing of John. You have been in my thoughts many times since he became ill. He and Kenny can get back to talking over old times that they had in the Marine Corp. God Bless John and all of you!
Nick Cistone
June 24, 2012
Mrs. Codrea, You and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers all week. I am so sorry to hear about your loss.
Marty Davies
June 24, 2012
John will be missed by all who knew him. Blessed be his memory. Our sympathy to Mary and his family.
Barbara & Richard Comshaw
June 24, 2012
John, my sincere condolences for your loss. May God be with you.
Lynn DeLuca
June 23, 2012
John was a great man. My most sincere prayers are with all of you at this time.
Mindy Davis
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