Charles Comko

Charles Comko, 92 of Washington formerly of Monessen died Saturday- December 17, 2016 at the Washington Hospital due to natural causes.  He was born December 8, 1924 in Monessen the son of the late Michael & Matilda Blaischek Comko.  Mr. Comko was a graduate of Monessen High School, Fairmont State Teachers College receiving his Bachelor’s Degree and West Virginia University receiving his Master’s Degree.  Mr. Comko was employed as an educator & coach at Washington High School and East Washington School for many years.  During his retirement years he was employed at the Washington County Courthouse.  He was an avid outdoorsman, loved sporting events, loved golf and anything that included physical fitness.  He was certainly a sports enthusiast.  He enjoyed taking walks and hikes with his family and enjoyed taking his dog ”Tasha” along with them.  

Mr. Comko served in the United States Navy during World War II.  He served on the USS Randolph Essex Class carrier which was hit on March 11, 1945 killing and injuring many.  He received the Point System/Air Medal, the Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Ribbon with one star, the Aircrew Insignia with 3 stars and the Airmedal Gold Star. 

On September 17, 1949 he married Alida Jean Bell who survives.  The couple had been married for 67 years.  Also surviving is a daughter; Deborah Comko Benjamin of New York, a son; Shawn Bell Comko of Washington, a sister; Alice Kindling of Shadyside.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Mr. Comko was preceded in death by a son; Charles Matthew Comko, a brother; Matthew Comko, two sisters; Ann and Julia Comko.  

Friends will be received on Wednesday-December 21, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. the hour of a service in the Warco-Falvo Funeral Home, Inc. Wilson at E. Katherine Avenue, Washington, S. Timothy Warco, supervisor/director, Susan Falvo Warco, director, S. Timothy Warco II, director.  Full military rites will be accorded graveside by the American Legion Edwin Scott Linton Post #175 and the United States Navy at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday-December 22, 2016 at the Washington Cemetery.  Those wishing to attend can meet at the old main entrance of the cemetery at 10:45 a.m.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Lemoyne Center, 200 Forrest Ave. Washington Pa. 15301.  Online condolences may be expressed at