Edward R Coady was born to Anita Russell Coady and Edward Aloyusas Coady on Oct 8, 1931. An only child, little Eddie was the favorite! He went to St Cecilia’s , Mt St Joseph High School, then served in the US Air Force during the Korean War, training in Wyoming then stationed in Okinawa, Japan.
He had a Bachelors degree from Loyola College, a Masters Degree from Georgetown University as well as post graduate programs at the Univ. of So. California and Univ. of Georgia.
Ed worked at Social Security Admin. for 31 years and was the Director of Data Processing, retiring in 1985. He taught computer classes at Towson University, UMBC, CCBC, and CCC.
He married Dorothy (Hartman) Coady in 1958 and they had their first daughter Kathleen in 1959, Kelly,& Eileen soon followed, & Christopher his only son. His devotion to church and family was evident in family gatherings, sporting events, birthdays, holidays, and reunions.
In 1970 Ed delivered a technical paper at the World Conference in Computer Education in Amsterdam. He was VP of the Data Proc. Mgmnt Assoc, Balto Chapter & President of the West Baltimore Sportsman Club.
Mr Coady was given the Outstanding Adjunct Professor Award for Extraordinary Service at Catonsville Community College in 1988.
Ed loved sports, he was an accomplished duckpin bowler, and represented the Charles Lanes in the minor leagues & Ten Pin events, managing softball leagues & doing the “wind em up “ slow pitch”, he was so famous for! His nickname was “Catfoot” after Catfoot Cody a Star football player from Notre Dame.
He was known to have gone to many sporting events one in particular was the Colts vs Miami Super Bowl and wore a fake Press badge to get into the press box where he met Howard Cosell. He got autographs of all his golf idols and loved telling stories about Las Vegas, where he visited many times. He was a shuffle board champ, loved Pimlico/Laurel and horse racing, and golf where he was a proud member of the Dirty Dozen golfers that played at Forest Park Golf Course.
Ed and Dorothy raised their children in Baltimore and then they retired to Shady Park in Selbyville, Del in 1990 where they enjoyed their grandchildren, the beach, and happy hours with friends and family. Ed lived his final years close to his daughters in Ellicott City.
Ed Coady was somebody you would meet and remember as a happy guy who always had a smile on his face. He dearly loved his wife, his children, grand children and his friends who he treated like family. Ed was a favorite at weddings and known for the chicken dance and his line dancing moves! As one of Ed’s golfing buddies recently quipped, “Ed was the life of the party and never wanted to leave the party. That party was his life and he didn’t want to leave that either. Rest in Peace dear dad we will miss you.
In lieu of flowers please THANK a caregiver, a healthcare provider, a nurse, a Dr, an aide, a co-worker and any other helper that goes out of their way, please say "Thank you from Ed!"