James I. Coddington, Jr.
James I. Coddington, Jr. grew up alongside New Jersey’s Barnegat Bay where he learned to sail – his lifelong passion. Excellent grades allowed him to attend high school at Connecticut’s Choate Hall, alongside John F. Kennedy. Like Kennedy, he enlisted in the Navy and served in the Pacific in World War II.
After the war, James lived in Virginia, New York, Boston and Chicago, but never stopped returning to the ocean and spent many days sailing Nantucket waters. When he retired, James finally found a place to settle down, the “paradise on earth” that is Lauderdale-by-the-Sea.
James believed good health was the right of all. This core value shaped the legacy he wanted to create for our community. Through his estate plan, he directed the creation of the James I. Coddington, Jr. Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation of Broward to support health and wellness programs.
Now that he is gone, James’ legacy will perpetually respond to the changing health care needs of our community. For Good. For Ever.