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The Family of Charlie Cody

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Raised by 140 people in 18 months
Created January 1, 2018
December 28th, was a normal day filled with daily tasks and conversations until 5:41 pm.  Our family received a phone call with shocking and unexpected news.  Our beloved family member, Charlie Cody passed away unexpectedly from complications due to the flu.  Within a thirty minute span, we learned that Charlie had been taken by ambulance to the hospital a few blocks away from his house and that he died shortly after arrival.  It was, and is still so very shocking as we were all together three days earlier celebrating Christmas as a family.  Never, did we think this would be our last Christmas together.

Charlie was young, only 54 years old and leaves behind his wife and best friend Juliette (our youngest sister), who he has been married to for 27 years.  He leaves behind the greatest joys in his life, his children Caitlyn and CJ.  For those who have not met Charlie, he was a person with many wonderful qualities.  He was a dedicated husband who cherished Juliette and a hard worker who always put his family above all other things.  His first child Caitlyn was born with Jacobson’s Syndrome.  As Charlie recently said in a Facebook post, “Outsiders who don’t know you Caitlyn, may see you as a challenge, but to us you are a GIFT of unconditional love and joy.”   He and Juliette have been the perfect parents and caregivers for Caitlyn. CJ is a junior at Serra High School in San Mateo.  Charlie was so very proud of CJ, for his good grades and most recently when he helped CJ purchase his first suit. But, Charlie was most proud of CJ for the kindhearted, young man he has become.

 

We have created this Go Fund Me page for Charlie’s family.  Caitlyn will continue to need substantial care in the years to come and CJ will go to college in eighteen months.  During this profound time of grief, we thank you in advance for your support whether financial, emotional, or prayers for peace and strength.
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Please join us on January 28th as we gather to celebrate and honor the life of Charlie Cody.

During the Celebration of Life gathering, there will be an opportunity for family & friends to share their favorite memory of Charlie so Juliette, CJ, and Caitlyn will have a booklet full of written testimonies.

Thank you for your continued prayers and support.
Lisa Poston-Toomey
Celebration of Life Invitation
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As we navigate through these grief-filled days, I want to pause and thank each of you again for your support of Juliette, CJ, and Caitlyn and for your sweet sentiments that you have shared on this site. Words cannot adequately express what this has meant to Juliette, the children, and our extended family.

Many of you were able to attend Charlie's visitation gathering that took place last Wednesday...on behalf of our family I want to thank you for your presence, your hugs, smiles, and kind words as it meant so very much to all of us, but especially to Juliette. Juliette is still in shock, but taking one day at a time. Because Charlie passed away so suddenly, very few plans for life without him were set in place. The reality of what life will be like is now setting in. Many people have reached out to Juliette, CJ, and Caitlyn in different ways. We are humbled by your love and care.

There will be a Celebration of Life in honor of Charlie on Sunday, January 28th. Once plans are finalized, we will post details on this page and on Charlie's Facebook page. Until then, thank you for your kindness and your prayers. Peace, Lisa
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Words cannot express our family's gratitude to each of you for your support and generosity. Thank you for surrounding Juliette, Caitlyn, and CJ with your loving sentiments and prayers. Your outpouring of love has been a source of strength during this very difficult time. There will be a visitation today, Wednesday January 3rd, from 1-4 pm at Sneider, Sullivan, and O'Connell Funeral Home located at 977 S. El Camino Real in San Mateo. A celebration of Charlie's life will take place in the near future. Peace and blessings, Lisa Poston-Toomey (Juliette's sister)
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