Richard Komacek Sr.
Richard Anthony Komacek, Sr. age 81 of LaBelle, PA passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on January 7, 1936 in LaBelle, PA.
He was predeceased by his parents, Albert S. Komacek, Sr. and Helen Whiteko Komacek, his sister, Patricia Kinnick and his brother, Albert Komacek, Jr.
He graduated from Brownsville High School in 1953, and Douglas School of Business in 1958. He retired from Conrail, formerly known as Monongahela Railway in 1999. He was a Committeeman for Lodge #249 of the System Board #86 of the Transportation and Communication International Union. He was a lifetime member of the Luzerne Township Volunteer Fire Company. He was a member of the Historic Church of St. Peter. Richard was known as "Post" by many of his close friends because of his tall and strong stature.
Richard is survived by his wife, Nancy Willson Komacek
four children, Veronica Basile
Valerie Mosco and husband Fred
Patricia Dascenzo and husband Doug
Richard Komacek, Jr. and wife Yvie
ten grandchildren, Leanna Basile-Hester and husband Erik
Park Richard Komacek
sister, Helen Staruch
brother, Phillip Komacek
He spent his time enjoying the outdoors by fishing, hunting and spending time with his family. He enjoyed riding his John Deere, tending to his garden, and being waited on hand and foot by his loving wife of 57 years. You could always find him at the "little house" enjoying a nice cold Pepsi while listening to country music, or sitting in his chair watching his favorite baseball team the Pittsburgh Pirates.
His grandchildren meant the world to him.. He spent countless hours playing wiffle ball in the yard, attending various sporting events, and sharing his unprecedented wisdom. His sarcastic attitude can be found in each of his grandchildren. He will be greatly missed.
Friends will be received in the Skirpan Funeral Home 135 Park St., Brownsville, PA on Friday from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8PM and Saturday from 11:00AM until 11:30AM when a prayer service will be held followed by a Funeral Mass at 12:00noon in the Historic Church of St. Peter, Brownsville, PA with the Rev. Fr. Timothy Kruthaupt as celebrant. Entombment in Lafayette Memorial Park.