Charles Lawrence ComesJune 30, 2017
Charles Lawrence Comes died Friday, June 30, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was born Nov. 2, 1925 to Lawrence and Martha (Amberg) Comes. He attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Central Catholic High School and the University of Notre Dame. Charles proudly served in the U.S. Navy, and then returned to Notre Dame to finish his degree.
In 1951, he married Ann Schomer, a girl he knew from grade school and high school. They were married 61 years before Ann’s death in 2012. Together, they raised eight children in the Bancroft Hills neighborhood, convenient to Gesu grade school and the University of Toledo, where all eight of his children graduated. Charlie worked as an accountant at several local companies and retired after 20 years as Comptroller at The Lathrop Company, which he loved. Up until the last few years, he would meet fellow Lathrop retirees for breakfast.
Charlie was known for his wonderful sense of humor and his loud whistle - used to call his kids home for dinner, which was an important part of the Comes family's day.
Charlie was pre-deceased by his parents, his wife, Ann, and his brother, Tom.
Survivors include all 8 children: Carol (Tom) Lindsley, Chip (Leah), Bob (Lynn), Diane (Dave) Clark, David, Patty (Tony) Adamshick, Nancy Comes Osinski and Kristi (Todd) Nihiser. Also surviving are Charlie's sister, Jane (Augie) Marzano, brother, Larry (Sue) and his cousin (who might as well been a brother), Harold (Nancy) Hoffman. Twenty-one grandkids and nine great-grandkids called him "Grandpa/Great-Grandpa," and all will miss him and his humor, dearly.
Visitation will be Sunday, July 2 from 2-8 p.m. at Reeb Funeral Home, Main Street, Sylvania. The Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church, Main Street, Sylvania at 11 a.m. Monday, July 3. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, St. Joseph Church, Sylvania, Notre Dame Academy, or St. Francis de Sales High School.