Daniel R. Comsia
May 30, 1923 – May 29, 2006
Daniel R. Comsia was numbered with the saints in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ on May 29 one day short of his 83rd birthday. Dan was born in Canton, Ohio on May 30, 1923, the son of Constintine and Eflorsina Comsia. Orphaned at 7 years old, Dan and his two older sisters were raised by an uncle in Silverton, Oregon. After high school, he spent time in the Civilian Conservation Corps before joining the Army Air Corp during World War II. He served in the European Theater and was decorated with a Purple Heart and the Distinguished Flying Cross.
After the war, Dan settled in Tacoma, WA and was co-owner with his brother George of the Miller Fur Company. While he was there he met and married Irene Riis on July 4, 1947. They had three children, Dan Jr., Doug and Docia. After working at McChord Air Force Base, Dan spent the rest of his 30 working years at the Boeing Company as an engineer. Shortly after Dan and Irene retired, Irene passed away. Dan subsequently met Penny Allworth, and they were married until his death. He lived in the Tacoma/Lakewood area for 52 years and the last 9 years in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA.
Dan was a man whose faith and commitment to church was so very strong. The family was a tithing family and attendance at church every Sunday was a must. He served in Lutheran congregations in Washington and California in a number of capacities, from congregation president to elder. During his time in California, Dan spent volunteer time working on the production and distribution of Braille Bibles to many parts of the world. He was active in small Bible Studies at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church and the soup meals during the Advent and Lenten Seasons. He enjoyed being a servant of the church.
He is survived by his devoted wife, Penny of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA; beloved sister, Helen Lusk of Beaverton, OR; loving sons, Daniel Cheryl of Puyallup, WA, Douglas Brenda of Shelton, WA; loving daughter, Docia Rudy Espino of Lakewood, WA; beloved step-children Greg Gill of Puyallup and Heidi Machock of Trabuco Canyon CA; 9 grandchildren and 1 great- grandchild. He was a man who loved family,
a man of integrity, commitment and love. He was dearly loved by many and will be deeply missed by all those whose lives he touched.
Memorial Services will be held on Friday, June 2nd, 2006 ~ 10:00 A.M. at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church in Lake Forest, CA and another Memorial Service will be held at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Lakewood, WA on Monday, June 5th, 2006 ~ 1:00 P.M.
An Internment will be held at Mt. View Cemetery in Lakewood, WA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dan’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association.