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Walter J. Comegys

Born April 15, 1925

Walter J. Comegys, age 90, of Middletown, formerly of Delaware City, passed away on April 21, 2015.

Walt was a native Delawarean; born in Milford, DE on April 15, 1925, son of the late Caesar Rodney Comegys and Pauline Sowada Comegys. He graduated from Caesar Rodney High School and went on to proudly serve his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War. He was in the following engagements during WWII: Saipan, Tinan, Leyte, and Luzon in the Philippines, and at Iwo Jima. He earned the following ribbons: Pacific Theater-4 stars, Philippine Liberation-2 stars, American Theater, Victory Medal, and National Defense Service Medal and Navy Occupation. He was a member of the Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Christiana Masonic Lodge, Robert L. Taylor Post #13 American Legion, Delaware City Lions Club and a life member of the Delaware City Recreation Club. Mr. Comegys served as a member of the Delaware City Town Council and several city boards. He was a deltiologist (post card collector), and enjoyed Delaware history and working on family genealogy. Walt loved to travel!

Walt is survived by his wife of 47 years, Beverly Cecil Comegys; sons, C. Rodney and wife, Meghan of Melbourne, Australia and James S. and wife, Jacqueline of Middletown, DE; granddaughters, Mackenzie, Callie and Kate; and grandson, Connor.

A funeral service will be held at 11am on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, where family and friends may visit from 9 am until 11 am. Interment will be at 10 am on Tuesday, April 28th at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE 19701.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Legion Robert L. Taylor Post #13, P.O. Box 277, Delaware City, DE 19706.

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  • I didn’t know Walter was ill, and I am very sad to hear of his passing. He was the organizer behind all of our High School Graduation get togethers and will certainly be missed by all of us.

  • So sad to hear of Walt’s passing. He was a great man who loved life and lived it richly. Please be assured of my thoughts and prayers.

  • ~ Our Deepest Condolences ~ To Mrs Beverly / Rodney / & James !
    Also to all the Friends & Family whom’s life : Mr Walt Comegys was a part of !

    LH&K’s ~ J.L. & Family

  • Bev and Family……I am so sorry for your loss. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Dearest Bev and family,

    We cannot tell you how shocked we were this morning when you called to tell us of Walt’s death. It is so hard to believe.

    We realize how little we can do or say that will be of comfort to you in your loss, but we do want you to know that our hearts are truly full of understanding and sympathy for you and your family.

    We know of no man we held in greater respect than Walt. We send you our love, and share your sorrow.

  • Bev, sorry to hear. He is resting in peace.Please except our condolences. Zarro and I will keep you and your family in our prays Betty

  • Jim,
    I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your father.
    Just remember that weeping may come in the night but joy will come in the morning. Remember that there are always memories.

  • Dear Bev and family,

    Walt was a great guy and will really be missed. We are sorry for your loss and will hold you in our hearts. May the angels of grief be with you and your family now.

  • Rodney, Meghan, Mackenzie, and Callie – I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you. Rodney, I’m sure your father was comforted by you being there with him in his final days.

  • Bev & family,
    We will always remember Walt and his humor. Jim spent many years with him in the Lions Club. Walt was a man with a full and very interesting life. Bev, you were so blessed to be able to share many years with such a loving man and your memories of him will be dear and precious.
    Our sincere condolences and love to you and your family.
    Corrine & Jim

  • Bev and family, words cannot begin to express the sadness we feel upon the loss of Walt. He was a genuinely wonderful man. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Keep you memories close to your heart and he will always be with you. Our love always, John and Vinnie