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David J. Coddington ’01

A picture of David Coddington

David J. Coddington ’01, October 17, 2013, in Chicago, Illinois, from a fatal epileptic seizure, a complication of a cerebral hemorrhage that occurred six years earlier. Dave earned a BA from Reed in art and then worked in the art shipping business in New York City. He attended the school of the Art Institute of Chicago, working toward a master’s degree in interior architecture. He was passionate about travel and visited the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, and Scandinavia. He enjoyed the exploration of everything from an antique shop in the middle of nowhere to a hip restaurant in a large metropolis. He was a gifted artist, an excellent skier, and a devoted fan of Chicago sports teams, especially the Blackhawks. In notifying the college of Dave’s death, Sam Hudnall ’03 remarked, “He was a solid guy and a great Reedie.” Survivors include Dave’s parents, sister, brother, and maternal grandparents. “Though a man of few words, he had an amazing group of loyal supportive friends throughout his life. He will be missed by all of them, but most of all by his constant companion of 13 years, his dog Django.”

Appeared in Reed magazine: March 2014

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