Valdosta Daily Times

February 6, 2013

Donald Eugene Komara


The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — Donald Eugene Komara, 80, of Nashville, died Sunday Feb. 3, 2013, at his residence.

He was born Feb. 5, 1932, in Johnstown, Pa., to the late John Fitzgerald Komara and the late Bernadine Hockey. He graduated from Johnstown Catholic High School, and then served in the Army with the 101st Airborne Division in Korea and Germany.

He worked for Boeing Corp. in California, New Orleans, Fort Walton Beach, and Huntsville, Ala., as a mechanical engineer. He was involved in adapting the seating in the making of the Moon Buggy. He later moved to Stuart, Fla., in 1975, and began Ace Signs where he produced art work and hand lettered signs in the footsteps of his father. He retired in 2006, and moved to Nashville, Ga., his favorite deer hunting location. He attended the Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Lakeland.

He was preceded in death by a son, Gregory Komara; sister, Mary Louise Brett; and brothers, Jack and Dick Komara.

He is survived by his wife, Valerie Porteous Komara of Nashville; four sons, Donald Komara of Ft. Worth, Texas, Larry (Amanda) Komara of Pulaski, Tenn., Mark (Vicki) Komara of Huntsville, Ala., and Jeffrey (Suzanne) Komara of Huntsville, Ala.; sister, Olga Mae Evans of Raleigh, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Lovein Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Thursday one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, make contributions to the Queen of Peace Catholic Church Building Fund. — Lovein Funeral Home, Nashville