Cody Joseph “Kody” Tjaden
August 7, 1992 – January 2, 2015
Cody Joseph “Kody” Tjaden, age 22, of Newark, DE, passed suddenly on Friday, January 2, 2015.
Born in Wilmington on August 7, 1992, Cody is the son of Donny Tjaden and Patty (Givens) Tjaden-Elliott. A true entrepreneur, he is the President and founder of CyberCorp Technologies in Hockessin, owned and operated Tjaden Audio a local DJ outfit and served as President of Jade’n Painting – a family business he proudly runs with his father, brother and sister.
A vibrant human being in every sense, he was outgoing, personable and loved life. Cody was an avid music lover, a gifted drummer and a wingman to many. He lived every day to the fullest while always putting others before himself. His contagious smile and magnetic personality were admired by anyone he met. Cody will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
In addition to his parents, Cody is survived by his siblings, Dane Tjaden, Allie Tjaden, Amanda Elliott and Breanne Elliott of New Castle; grandparents, Barbara Tjaden of Middletown and Gerri Weaver (Clyde) of Cape Coral, FL, William J. Givens (Maryanne) and Don E. Shea Jr. (Pat) of Newport. Best friends, Alyssa Lento and Nick Alfano and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his cousin, Candice Marie Socorso.
A Christian celebration of life will be offered at 12:30 pm on Friday afternoon, January 9, 2015, at Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church, 801 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE where a viewing will be held from 10:30 am until 12:30 pm. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to help defer funeral costs may be made to the funeral home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE 19720.