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CODY, Virginia Roberta Loretta "Ginger"

CODY, Virginia Roberta Loretta "Ginger"

CODY - Virginia Roberta Loretta "Ginger"
November 4, 1955 - January 6, 2019; of East Amherst and formerly of Williamsville. Passed away peacefully after a 17 month battle with colon cancer, with her husband and daughter nearby. Ginger is survived by her husband, Patrick and her daughter Anna, both of East Amherst. In addition to her husband and daughter, she is survived by her mother, Virginia; her siblings Marjorie (Mark), Peter (Lynne) and their daughters Lauren and Lindsay; and Bobby (Janet), all of Pittsford, NY. In addition she leaves behind her nephews, Christopher and Robert (Natalie) and Anna's sister Crystal of New Mexico. She will also be missed by her dear friends Jim and Eveline, Tom and Ivy and Sue, who was both a neighbor and close friend during her last months of her illness. Finally, in addition to all other friends and family, too numerous to count, she also leaves behind her two adored shelties, Jasmine and Sissy who have certainly picked up something is different at home. She was predeceased by her father, Robert (1995). Ginger was one of those people who could make a friend wherever she went, if she so chose. She was private yet sociable in all that she did. Her business was her own, but if she selected you as one of her own, you would never get rid of her. Having been in the United States Air Force (Ret. 1987), that military background would give her an opening to make friends across the board, many of whom she was still in touch with, and many who had become new friends as well. She had an eye for seeing good people wherever she went; she had a strong sense of right and wrong and could easily find people who shared in her viewpoints. She was accepting, understanding and in the end, probably had a heart that was just too big to contain her passion. As for passion, Ginger was a talented painter. The walls of her home in East Amherst are decorated with landscapes and still lifes she'd created over the years, as well as portraits she'd sketched of pets both past and present. She was a package deal; kind, compassionate, loving, creative, intelligent and just a little bit stubborn. Ginger has left a lasting, indelible mark on the hearts of her friends and family that will never fade away. Ginger wanted only a few things from us in the end: a few months in her brand new kitchen, time with her daughter, husband and dogs, and for us to keep moving forward. And with each of those things checked off, we wish to invite all that knew Ginger to a Memorial Service at the Universalist Unitarian Church of Amherst on January 27, 2019 at 2 PM to honor Ginger's colorful personality, we request you come dressed in bright colors. In lieu of flowers, a donation be made to any animal rescue organization would be appreciated. Ginger has left us with lessons, words of wisdom, and a sinking feeling in our stomachs whenever we mess up her new kitchen.

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