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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.

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36 Condolences for Cody Joseph “Kody” Tjaden

  • We’ll miss you so much Code-man. Glad I got to see you a few times last year. Your Florida family will always love you. Love, Brittney, Lee, and Michael.

  • You were truly an inspiration to all. Both hard working, and fun loving, your good nature and kindness will continue to inspire many, including myself, forever. God speed Sir…. Heath

  • Patty & Donny,
    You have both been in my thoughts and prayers this week. I wish I could do or say something to help with your grief. Sending you all my love Paula

  • May the Lord help you all through this sad loss. Love to Donnie and all the family.

  • So happy to your cousin Codeman. My heart aches with love for you bud.

  • My love and heartfelt condolences are with you. Cody’s spirit will never leave us.

  • PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AT THIS SAD TIME. GOD BLESS.

  • I truly wish I could turn back the hands of time for you all. Love and prayers.

  • With my deepest sympathy, may cherished memories bring you peace at this most difficult time.

  • Wish I could be there to say goodbye. Deepest condolences to the whole family.

  • Our hearts break for your family. Cody was a one of a kind human being. Gone but never forgotten.

    Cammy Jamison, Bob Jamison and Cole Jamison

  • I am so sorry to hear of your son Codys passing. I have heard from family members he was a great boy. Prayers for your family

  • We had the pleasure of meeting Cody at Alyssa’s aunt’s home at various family gatherings. He was always such a happy, polite & pleasant young man to be around. I’m so very, very sorry for your loss, and am praying for comfort & peace for your family.

    Lauri Brockson & family

  • Barbara; So sorry to read of your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

  • PATTI, DONNIE AND ALLIE, OUR FAMILY IS SO VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. WE ARE BLESSED TO HAVE SO MANY MANY MEMORIES OF ALL THE KIDS TOGETHER. DAVID JR. AND CODY WERE VERY CLOSE AS KIDS. DAVID HAS SO MANY STORIES, SOME IAM JUST HEARING OF, MANY PICTURES OF KIDS TOGETHER. WE ARE VERY BLESSED TO HAVE KNOWN SUCH A WONDERFUL PERSON. ALL OUR LOVE AND PRAYERS AND MEMORIES. LOVE SHERRY, DAVE, KARLY AND DAVID JR.

  • My deepest sympathy to Cody’s family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • There are no words to express the sadness felt for this young mans entire family. My God bless you
    all.
    Sincerely,
    Nancy

  • Donny and Patty, I am sending thoughts and prayers to you for strength and comfort. I hope that you can eventually find peace knowing you gave your son a wonderful life while he was here on earth. May you be surrounded with loving family and friends during this sad time. Love to you Both. xoxo Judy

  • There are no words to express the sorrow in my heart. Parents should never have to experience such pain and I will pray for strength for your family to get through this time of great sorrow.

  • The empty feeling of you gone is sick. The work we have done together with music will be something I can always look back on and smile.
    You will be remembered and missed!

  • Cody you will be missed you have touched so many peoples lives with your Happy, and Kind Soul.
    Donny, Patty and Tjaden Families So Sorry for Your Loss you Raised an nice young man. He will be missed. Love you guys

  • Cody,

    I new you when you were small, then as life does things changed and our paths went seperate ways.
    Funny the little things we forget how my son Josh and you were both leo’s born in August 5 years 3 days apart.
    Cody I’m so sorry your time on earth was short but I know in my heart the universe has a bigger plan for you, Candice & Michael.

  • Our deepest sympathy to all of Codys family and friends. Your in our hearts.
    John and Kelly Marra

  • Michael & Lisa Cassidy and Family
    Patty, Donny and Family
    With our deepest sympathy our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this most sorrowful time. Cody was full of life and always made everyone feel so special. He was always so helpful and kind to all. His work ethics and talents for being so young was amazing. He touched our lives and so many with his kindness and genuine spirit. May god bless his soul and may he rest in peace.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most sorrowful time.

  • My deepest sympathies for your family. You will be in my prayers.

  • Patty & Donnie, we are so sorry for your loss. No words can express our sympathy. Prayers to you all. Bob and Debbie Bradley

  • Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
    My sincere sympathy.

  • OUR FAMILY SENDS OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO YOU. YOU ARE IN OUR PRAYERS GOD BLESS YOU ALL THRU THIS HARD TIME AND ALLWAYS. ED AND JERRY CLARK, JOHN AND SAVANNAH CLARK, KIM CLARK

  • My heart goes out to you during this time of grieving. I express to you my deepest and warmest sympathies during this time. I’m here for you always day or night to talk, listen, a hug or just sit in silence. May you take comfort in knowing an angel is watching over you and they are always near to you.

    The Lord has welcomed Cody into his home in heaven.

    My love, thoughts and prayers always, Sherri

  • The passing of such a beautiful soul is always a tragedy for those left behind. Our hearts are breaking for the Tjaden family and all who loved cody.
    Our Deepest Sympathy and Prayers
    Wendy and Chris Bello

  • May God draw you all closer to Him, while giving you peace, comfort, and understanding during this time of loss.

  • Patti & family,
    Words seem so inadequet at this time, as I feel your loss. My heart goes out to you……Thank you for giving us Cody! What a difference he has made in everyone’s life that has met him. Our lives are forever changed by his unique spirit and zest for life. We can carry him in our hearts and be assured that together we will all be together forever in heaven. We love, support, pray and stand for you and your family.
    Your forever friend …..Tina & Family

  • Patty, Donny, & Family,
    With deepest sympathy to you for your loss.
    Steve & Phyllis Bradley

  • Donny, Patty and Family,
    You have been in our thoughts and prayers!

    John and Carol Blackson and family

  • I am a dear friend of Andi, John and Colin and I just wanted to tell you how very sorry I am for the loss of your beautiful son Cody. This is truly from the bottom of my HEART.

    Lois and Wayne and family