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Cody Andrew Hertz

May 2, 1993 - May 24, 2020

Cody Andrew Hertz, born May 2, 1993 in Chester, PA, died at the age of 27 on May 24, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. He was raised in Landenberg, PA, graduated from Unionville High School in 2011 and attended Widener University from 2011 until 2014.

Cody will always be remembered as an artist of love, intelligence, and celebration. He never hesitated to help loved ones in a pinch, welcome strangers unconditionally, and bring joy and laughter with his charismatic spirit. He had an unrivaled affinity for details and an insatiable thirst to learn more about the world around him. He was a culinary rebel who would craft a feast at a moment’s notice and had an uncanny ability to ignite revelry in every room he entered. He was also a voracious Philly sports fan throughout his life.

Cody was a treasured son, brother, uncle, and nephew. He was preceded in death by his beloved step-father Gary Chaillou. He is survived by his parents Margaret Chaillou and Cyril Hertz; his brothers, James Moulsdale (Lisa), Nicholas Moulsdale (Katherine), and Alexander Hertz (Lisa); his nieces, Anna, Emilia, and Natalie; and his nephew, Benjamin. He is also survived by a vibrant community of extended family and friends in the Philadelphia area, and for that matter, in whatever city he set foot.

Due to the current public health crisis, an invitation-only viewing for Cody will be held at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE 19711 on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Masks and social distancing will be required while in attendance. We invite you to celebrate Cody’s life privately and safely with those who also loved him; rest assured, as soon as it is safe, his family will plan a gathering that would make Cody proud.


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36 Condolences for Cody Andrew Hertz

  • Dear Meg & family,
    Deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved Cody. Praying memories of happier days bring you comfort & peace. With sympathy.

  • Aunt Meg, Jamie, Nick and Alex….I am SO SORRY for your loss. I know how incredibly hard it is to lose a brother and my heart hurts for all of you. Although we can’t make it on Tuesday, I’ll be with you in my thoughts and prayers. I love you all!! Lucinda

  • Heartfelt sorrow for those who love Cody, especially his family.
    Special love and peace to Cody’s mother, Meg.
    Cody is in our hearts.

  • So sadden by this tragic loss…. know Cody’s friends and family are in our prayers💕🙏

  • Cody was an amazing person and such fun to grow up with. He was the man of the party and always knew how to have a good time. I will miss him so much. 💛🧡🧡

  • A beautiful tribute to a beautiful kid. Sending you love and comfort Nick, Jamie, Alex, Meg and families. Forever in my ❤️

  • Coty, from the very first day I met you I knew you were a very special person. You had a way with you to make me not only smile but laugh big time. You became not only a co worker but a friend and more like family! We worked hard together,we joked around a lot, we ate together , we laughed together. Then you became a good friend to my daughter and that won my heart! When you told me that you were singing in the church choir , I could not express how happy I was for you. I told you about my religion and my love of the Lord and you understood which led me from time to time to say a little prayer with and for you . I will miss you dear friend. I love you a lot but God loves you best. Rest In Peace now my friend.

  • I had the great pleasure of working with Cody during his stay at our facility. He was bright, brilliant, charismatic and totally enchanting. A beautiful spirit. I’m deeply saddened by his loss and send love, light and healing into the Universe for all who are aching over his passing. Rest easy, Cody, you are loved.

  • So very sorry for your loss. May you be comforted and find peace in your wonderful memories. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Much love to you

  • Cody, I missed you and will now miss you forever. Remember the no hitter with Roy Halladay. We went to lots of sporting events. And our camping and hiking experience. And our many trips to Disney and Universal. And all the pizza we ate at Grottos…. I believe our energy persists but we become part of the fabric of the ever expanding universe.. as such I hope you are traveling through space and time and witnessing the most wonderful things. You deserve that journey.

  • Dear Meg & Family, Frank & I send our deepest condolences for your immeasurable loss. Our hearts ache for you. Praying for a peace that passes all understanding.

  • Dear Cy, Meg, Al, Nick, and Jamie,

    I am so sorry for your loss. May your memories bring you peace. I will always remember Cody as a sweet boy who liked Harry Potter, the beach, and baseball. Grace loved being with Cody and Alex. Cody, Rest in peace. Love always.

    Patty, Rob, and Grace Kelley.

  • Cy,Meg &family
    We are so sorry for the loss of Cody it is so sad he was so young , You are in our thoughts & prayers , sending hugs , love you all .❤️❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • You have my deepest condolences Cody was a great guy always the life of the room and he always had a smile on his face I will never forget all the good times and all the laughs that I shared with Cody and The Boyz we’ll miss you brother

  • Dear Cy, Meg and Alex,
    We are so sorry for the loss of your son and brother Cody. Our hearts go out to the family and we pray that God will strengthen you during this difficult time. May God bring you the peace and comfort needed during your time of grieving. Know that our thoughts, prayers and love are with you.

  • We are mourning the loss of a beautiful young man, who brought joy and laughter to our family, to Echo Hill, to Emmanuel Church, to the people of Chestertown,Md, and especially to Anna, Emilia and Ben. Our hearts are with Meg, Nick and Katie, Al and Jamie. Rest in Peace, Cody

  • To Meg and her beloved family

    My heart weeps for our loss. Cody was such a vibrant spiritual fun presence for us all. What a gift he was to all who knew him. I was one of the lucky ones. Heaven has an Angel for sure❤️

  • Cy, Meg, Alex, Jamie and Nick,
    My deep heartfelt condolences to you and everyone who has
    loved Cody.
    I was told once to , “smile when you remember me“.
    This I think Cody would like also.

  • Dearest Meg, my heart bleeds for you and your family. I send my condolences and prayers. May God bless you and shower his grace upon you and give you peace. I am here in Lewes and would be glad to help you in any way if you wish. Betty knows how to contact me. Hugs, hugs. Patti

  • Dear Cy, and all those who love your beloved son Cody,
    I am so sorry for your immeasurable loss. May God grant you peace while you navigate this unspeakably difficult time.
    And I pray Cody has a beautiful, wonderful transition to a place where there is only goodness, peace, love, beauty and light. You will meet again.
    You are in my prayers.

  • Dear Meg, Alex, Jamie, and Nick,

    My heart breaks for all of you. Sending love, peace, positive energy, and praying the Holy Spirit comforts you in a supernatural way that surpasses our human understanding. Our family will continue to celebrate Cody’s life, his beautiful smile, chocolate brown eyes, and playful spirit. I shared with Alex that my fondest memory of Cody was seeing him happily play at the farm and doing what little boys do best – getting dirty. I hope he had a chance to teach his nieces and nephew the art of being a kid.

    Meg, as a mom you were the best! I cannot recall a time when any of your boys weren’t hugging on you.

    Forever in our hearts, and all my love,

    Aunt Kelly

  • I am so sorry for your loss.
    Rest In Peace, Cody.

  • I only met Cody briefly as a member of Emmanuel Church. I was very impressed with him and we miss his presence in the choir. My condolences to all his family and friends.

  • My sincere condolences Meg to you and your family. You and your family are in my and prayers . May God give you strength at this time of sadness . 🙏Love , Monica & Gregg.♥️

  • This loss feels unreal and I wish so badly that it was. Cody’s spirit lives on and can be felt in many ways. Grateful for the memories we have made over the years. Sending so much love and light to everyone. <3

  • Cy,
    I remember meeting Cody at the 100% Club outing in St. Thomas years ago. He was such a wonderful and fun kid and was so thrilled to be spending time with you. I can’t imagine your pain at his loss. You are in my prayers throughout this difficult time.

  • Oh Meg, I am so very sorry for the loss of your beloved son, Cody. I can only pray that your loving memories will get you through this difficult time. You have suffered so much pain in the last few years so I wish you all the peace, serenity, and good health you deserve. May God watch over you and your family always. Sincerely, Sara Schiavoni

  • Cody was such a good friend to our son, Alec, and of course was Alec’s favorite catcher on the baseball team. We will treasure all those memorable baseball moments and laughs shared. May you find comfort in his memory and peace in the days to come.
    Our deepest and heartfelt condolences to your family.

  • Megg and Family, “There are no Words” , to express . How sorry I am for the loss of you Son, Cody. You are in my thought and prayers daily. Just know that, You are never alone in your grief. The Creator of our Universe is with you always. He is grieving too but, has Cody in His Care. I love you, Cathy G UD Co-worker, and Friend

  • Much sorrow and tears for the loss of this beautiful young man with the sweet smile and the lovely tenor voice. I enjoyed so much the opportunity to know Cody though way too briefly. Prayers for his family and friends through this devasting time of loss. Sincerely, Karen.

  • Miss your meals and smile! Love Aunt Deb

  • I first met Cody when I started working at Jake’s restaurant in Manayunk back in 2015. Everything about him was infectious. His smile and laugh, his attitude, his work ethic, his absolute zest for life, loving people, and having a good time. He meant a great deal to so many people, more than he may have realized. His hugs were incredibly comforting and uplifting. I wish we had been able to uplift him in the same way. Cody, dear friend, you are sorely missed. Your energy lives on through those who had the pleasure of knowing you. Much love and peace.

  • Still can’t believe I am seeing this. You were always a funny, witty breath of fresh air. Loved the short time we worked together. You are and will be greatly missed.

  • Can’t stop thinking about you champ. My roommate at college one of my best friends. We were even roommates as babies at Chester Crozier you being born five days ahead. we were in the same nursery in the hospital. I know you’re in a better place. I hope to see my friend again one day. My condolences to your beautiful family. This is a tough time I miss you buddy.

  • We only met Cody once, but he made a lasting impression and a fond memory for my family. It was Friday, March 13 and my oldest daughter, an ER nurse, persuaded her husband, my son and my other daughter that we needed to gather and support one of her favorite spots, The Whiskey Bar. She had just come from working at the hospital and was the first of us to fully comprehend how seriously COVID would bring life as we knew it to a screeching halt. The rest of us had no idea how right she was. It was indeed the last time we have all dined out together ever since. Cody was telling us he had just started working there two weeks earlier and was living in the Point Breeze. He was adorable, funny, and engaging and I found a way to determine if he was single without embarrassing either him or my younger daughter who had recently experienced a break up. They talked about college and careers and there was a cute spark between them. He told us about his close knit family and crowed about being an uncle. He joked with my son who is close in age age as they shared their frustration of being an avid Philly sports fan. Cody made our evening even more special and made such an impression that we took note of his name and he told us to look him on Facebook. We talked about him on the way home. Throughout this pandemic we’d often wonder how he was doing and when his name came up in a family conversation yesterday, we decided to look him up. Needless to say, shocked, stunned and saddened don’t even begin to express how we all felt upon learning of his passing. Tears were shed. Even though we only met Cody once, his smile and service and sweet humor made the memory of that evening with my children a lasting highlight. Please extend our deepest and most sincere regrets to your entire family on losing his bright light in a world that seems to get darker with each day. God bless and warmest regards always.
    The Scheinfeld Family
    Villanova, PA

  • Cody. I understand. I felt the pain and agony. I know you are in a wondrous place. It’s been almost a year and I think of you often.