Our Dad,\r\nA son, grandfather, brother, Rock and Roll lover. The coolest sunglass wearing, 90’s sports car driving, multidimensional man.\r\n\r\nOur Dad,\r\nHe was a master of astrophysics, equations, geometry, electronics, a wizard computer programmer and dabbled into translating these passions into his artwork and distilling those interests into his children.\r\n\r\nOur Dad,\r\nHe was a world traveler, adventurous fishing expert, boat cruising, avid book reader, dreamy music collector of all the best Rock ever made. He spent endless nights strumming away on his guitars and watching the best movies ever made.\r\n\r\nOur Dad,\r\nHe was a Budweiser, Marlboro man, who loved to gamble and party hard with the best. His jokes were endless, a superior prankster, quite the insidious white elephant giver, his smiles were infectious, and he could light up any room.\r\n\r\nOur Dad,\r\nHe was a master of barbecue, omelet connoisseur, who ate more pizza than anyone alive. He was a creative photographer, movie maker, puzzle solver, homebody, dance in your living room at night, glorious collector of anything of importance.\r\n\r\nOur Dad,\r\nHe was well intentioned and loved those in his circle. A best friend and shoulder to cry on. He was imperfectly beautiful in every way. He was a humble free spirit, whose spirit is now free. See you in the stars one day, Our Dad.\r\n\r\nHe is survived by his mother, Elaine DeNiro; Son Ryan DeNiro; Son Cody R. DeNiro; Daughter Danielle Hayes; Sister Carri DeNiro; Sister Nicole DeNiro; Brother Michael DeNiro; five grandchildren. Cody was preceded in death by his father, John, and brother, Clayton.\r\n\r\nA celebration of Cody’s life for family and close friends will be held at 4 PM on Saturday, September 18 at 1229 E Woodridge Circle.