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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Funeral arrangements for Mel Cody

Longtime Plainfield resident Melvin (Mel) Cody passed away unexpectedly this past Sunday at home. Visitation will be tomorrow, April 17, from 9:00 - 11:00 AM at Liberty Baptist Church, 515-517 Court Street in Elizabeth, followed by a funeral service at 11:00 AM.

A native of Augusta, Georgia, Mel had made his home in Plainfield for more than 36 years. He was a longtime member of the Planning Board, to which he was originally appointed by Mayor Al McWilliams.

Mel also led the Rushmore Avenue Block Association and was president of the citywide block association.

An obituary is on the Star-Ledger website here, where you can leave messages of condolence. Entombment will be at Lake Nelson Memorial Park in Piscataway. Services are being handled by Higgins Home for Funerals on West 8th Street.

(If anyone has a photo of Mel, I would be glad to post it here. Email it to:

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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Anonymous said...

I'm so sad to hear of Mr. Cody's passing. I attended several block watch council meetings with Mr. Cody and he was a staunch advocate for his neighborhood and for the City of Plainfield. He will be missed.

DScott Belin said...

A good man and citizen of Plainfield has passed. His dedication and hard work on the Zoning Board will be missed, as will his positive and pleasant being. Rest in Peace Melvin.
D. Scott Belin

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear about Mr. Cody. He was always so kind and accepting to me, truly generous of spirit. He is someone I will miss. RIP Mr. Cody.

Joan Hervey