Harry Lewis Cody, affectionately known as Skip, passed away on June 19 surrounded by his family at his summer home in Green Lake, Wisconsin.
Skip was born in Evanston, Illinois and grew up in Ripon, Wisconsin. He graduated from Wayland Academy, Middlebury College, and Columbia University Graduate School of Business and served in the United States Navy. Returning to Chicago, Illinois he pursued a long career in entrepreneurial opportunities and relished the time he spent as owner of his companies and culminating with the sale of Multicolor Specialties, Inc. to Rust-oleum.
Skip served on the Board of Wayland Academy and was a longtime member of the Chicago Anglers Club and a past member of the University Club and the Pere Marquette Club.
Skip was a vibrant man full of life and truly engaged in the world. A man of many accomplishments and talents but we will remember Skip for his love of family, friends, neighbors and the great outdoors. He embraced nature and its beauty and enjoyed fly-fishing (especially from the banks of his Montana home), and hunting and traveling the world.
Skip is survived by his wife Nancy (nee Evans); his children Lisa Scully (the late Richard), Philip Cody (Cindy), Christopher Cody, Kasi (Tony), and Leslie Cody (Tad) and by his adoring nine grandchildren. And by his brother Robert (Melanie) and stepsisters Carol Yost (Cass), Frances Aubrey, and his stepbrother Arthur Hynes and seven nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Harry A. Cody, Jr. and Nancy Cody Hynes and his stepfather, James A. Hynes.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to either the Green Lake Renewal, which operates the Town Square Community Center; or the Green Lake Association, or Thrasher Opera House of Green Lake.
A private family graveside service will take place in July in Ripon, Wisconsin. Celebrations honoring Skip will be held later this summer in Green Lake and Chicago.