Branch of Service U S Army
Entered the Service 1967
Mr. Harold Comstock
As originally published on Thursday, August 9, 2007
Mr. Harold Robinson Comstock, 59, of Brunswick, died suddenly Tuesday, August 7, 2007, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.
Born October 19, 1947, in Dover, N.J., he was the son of the late Richard U. and Myra Johnston Comstock. Mr. Comstock received his bachelor's and master's degrees from California State University at Chico.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1967 to 1970, serving one full tour and three one-month extensions during the Vietnam War. He served as an L.R.R.P./Ranger with the 11th A.C.R. as part of the Fifth Special Forces under the Delta Project. He was the recipient of the Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal. He retired as a drill sergeant from Fort Ord, Calif. He was a member of the American Legion and a life member of Maryland Chapter #14 of the Disabled American Veterans.
He was self-employed as a certified management accountant and a business consultant. He had also been a professor of accounting at his alma mater and Shasta College, Redding, Calif. He dedicated his life to helping those around him. His love for his family and friends was his first priority. He enjoyed collecting football cards and was active in his community, especially with youth sports programs.
Surviving are 3 daughters, Tammy Comstock of Brunswick, Angela Comstock of Long Beach, Calif. and Natalie Regan and husband Ryan of Napa, Calif.; a son, Adam Comstock of Brunswick; two grandchildren, Heather Nelson of Brunswick and Christopher Comstock of Long Beach; a sister, Catherine Hawk and husband Gary of Denver, Colo.; a brother, David J. Comstock and wife Rebecca of Braddock Heights; brother-in-law, David Yinger of Braddock Heights; and nieces and nephews, Ryan Walker, Erin, Ryan and Caitlin Comstock and David and Steve Yinger. He will also be remembered by Romona Tyler and the Putman, Nelson and Alexander families, including 10 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Ellen Yinger.
A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12 at the Hartzler Funeral Home, 404 S. Main St., Woodsboro, with the Rev. Dorothy Lundgren, pastor of the Woodsboro Lutheran Church, officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4 to 6 p.m. prior to the service