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Richard A. Comstock
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Birth: unknown
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
Death: Apr. 8, 2011
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA

Comstock, A. Richard, a resident of Cranston for 45 years, passed away on Friday, April 8, 2011 at the age of 91. Formerly of Providence and Warwick, he was pre-deceased by his beloved wife, Caroline (Carol) Heaney Comstock, who died in 1990.

Born in Providence on April 18, 1919, he was the son of the late Melville H. and Mary A. (Butler) Comstock.

Mr. Comstock is survived by his son, Richard A. and his wife, Carolyn, of Westerly and Venice, Florida and his daughter, Deborah L. Howard and her husband, Frank, of Weston, Massachusetts. He was the loving grandfather of Tammy Ober and her husband, Michael of Westerly; Shawn Latocha of Wallingford, Connecticut; Richard Comstock and his wife, Tae Eun, of Arlington, VA; Christopher Rohter and his fiancÚ Sofia Vallila of Somerville, Massachusetts; Lindsay Howard of San Francisco and Matt Howard of Weston, Massachusetts; six great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He leaves a brother, Franklin, of Coventry, formerly of Edgewood and a sister, Muriel McNally of Middleberg, Florida. He was also the brother of the late Helen and George Comstock.

An Army veteran of WWII, Mr. Comstock was awarded the Purple Heart and two Silver Stars for injuries sustained in the Pacific Theater of Operations during the Battles of Peleliu and Angaur.

Mr. Comstock was the co-owner and operator with his brother, George, of the former M.H. Comstock and Sons Funeral Home, Providence. He was associated with the family business as treasurer and president from 1938 until his retirement in 1988. Upon retirement, he was affiliated with the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, Warwick, the Tucker-Quinn Funeral Chapel of Greenville and the Fagan-Quinn Funeral Home of North Kingstown.

He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and was a lifetime member of the Tri-City Elks Lodge, #14.

Mr. Comstock's funeral will be held Tuesday at 9 am from the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, 2435 Warwick Ave., Warwick with a Mass of Christian Burial in the Immaculate Conception Church, 237 Garden Hills Drive, Cranston at 10 am. Burial with military honors will be in Swan Point Cemetery, 585 Blackstone Boulevard, Providence. Visiting hours will be held Monday from 5-8 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Published in the Providence Journal on Sunday April 10, 2011

Family links: 
  Melville Herman Comstock (____ - 1926)
  Mary A Butler Comstock (____ - 1960)
  Caroline G. Heaney Comstock (1920 - 1990)
  George J Comstock (____ - 2003)*
  Richard A. Comstock (____ - 2011)
  Franklin E. Comstock (____ - 2015)*
  Helen Mary Comstock (1926 - 2004)*
*Calculated relationship
Swan Point Cemetery
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
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Originally Created by: SCVet
Record added: Apr 11, 2011
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Richard A. Comstock
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