John Codignotto's Legacy Photo Archive | Memories

Various photos of my dad, his life and his family
jcjr019
jcjr020
jcjr015
jcjr017
jcjr014
jcjr018
jcjr021
jcjr022
jcjr028
jcjr029
jcjr027
jcjr025
jcjr023
jcjr024
jcjr016
jcjr2s023
jcjr098
jcjr101
jcjr100
jcjr099
jcjr097
jcjr096
jcjr102
jcjr103
jcjr107
DSC00081
jcjr105
jcjr104
jcjr106
jcjr026
jcjr031
jcjr2s001
jcjr2s003
jcjr2s002
jcjr2s005
jcjr046
jcjr2s006
jcjr2s007
jcjr2s009
jcjr2s012
jcjr2s011
jcjr2s013
jcjr2s010
jcjr2s008
jcjr2s004
jcjr041
jcjr045
jcjr034
jcjr036
jcjr035
View Slideshow

2 Comments

ANTHONY PEPPE: on 01/22/2011

MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO YOUR FAMILY. I RECOGNIZED THE NAME BECAUSE MY DAD WORKED IN REPUBLIC AVIATION FOR OVER 40 YEARS AND HAD A GOOD FRIEND THEY CALLED "CODY" AND BY LOOKING AT TE PICTURES I THINK I RECOGNIZED HIM. WE LIVED IN LEVITTOWN AND HE WOULD TAKE MY DAD HOME FROM WORK AND SOMETIMES STOP IN. HIS NAME WAS LOUIE PEPPE. AGAIN MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY AND GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

ANTHONY PEPPE

robert baron: on 01/23/2011

Corrected copy of an email sent on Jan 21, 2011.
I am quite sad to hear about your dad. I had the serious misfortune to be in his weight class when we both wrestled for Wantagh High School for Coach Joe Marcino. What did John weigh back then? Do you believe we wrestled at 145? [correction 134]. What this meant was that I [as the number two guy] spent about an hour every day wrestling your dad. This was not fun. Cody was one of the very best wrestlers in the State of New York at the time. and Wantagh was a wrestling powerhouse school. I was not a bad wrestler. I had a winnging record etc. In fact, my brother Jim ended up two time national champion at 155 lbs when he started competing in the Veteran Class [age 55 and older] a few years ago. But having wrestled both men I can tell you John was way tougher as an opponent. He was lightening fast, strong and cunning on that mat. So I spent most of my time in practice being taken down by your dad, and then trying to escape. I remember I got once two takedowns on John in practice. I should of made Coach Marcino sign an affadavit. Your dad was "all business" on the mat. No joking around. Just speed and drive. His body was like a rock. Murder. On that talent filled championship team [Bob Murphy, Tony Degregorio, Wally Roll, Werner Keller, Roger Herrmann, Chippy Siglinger, Ridge Canaday, Tony Comazzi, Richy Zitrick, Tommy Pescod, Lou and Micky Zimmer, John Kelly, Ken Sly, Mike Aulicino, Bob Weber, Garry Halenbeck] he was a star. I seem to remember him winning the Nassau County Championship [correction: The Long Island Championship} back then that was as far as you could go--no Statewide competition was held]. No one on the team did as well [Correction: Except for Wally Roll-oops]. We also played on the H.S. Soccer team togeather. John was a forward. I played defense. The team did very well. Lots of wrestlers on that team. A much lighter vibe on the sqaud. Soccer seems to be less obsessive than wrestling. When I saw him at the 20 year reunion he had a different shape and a bigger smile. We had a great time sharing news and memories. Cody was a class act and a sweet man. Please extend to your family my deep condolences.
Bob Baron
Professor Emeritus
University of Iowa

Add a comment:

Name*:
*E-Mail:
*Required fields
Enter CAPTCHA:

Album RSS RSS Feed | Archive View | Powered by zenPHOTO