Hadley, Mass. – Wayne H. Comstock, 77, of 30 Greenleaves Drive, Hadley died June 23, 2012 in Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton.
He was born in Washington, D.C., January 3, 1935, the son of Charles R. and Caroline (Hobbs) Comstock. He was educated in New York schools and graduated from Bayside High School in 1953. He joined the Naval Reserves in 1952 and went into active duty in 1954 to 1956, stationed in Annapolis, MD.
He married Barbara V. Valentine, Sept. 15, 1956 at St. Luke’s Church in Whitestone, N.Y.
Wayne was employed at Nachman Cadillac in Jamaica, N.Y. as a mechanic and body man and was later employed at Don Lorenz and Dillon Chevrolet in Greenfield, B & M Railroad in East Deerfield, MA, Plasser American as a Service Representative in the Northeast out of PA and MTA of New York City.
After retiring from MTA of New York City, he moved back to South Deerfield and worked for Caine Food before retiring in 2001. He was a member of the Harmony Lodge of Mason’s, and the Bela Grotto. A member of the Franklin County Amateur Radio Club, he also had a passion for Classic Cars.
Besides his wife Barbara of Hadley, he leaves one daughter, Suzanne M. Walton and her husband Richard of South Deerfield, Grandchildren Jessica Walton, Kristina Walton, Richard Walton Jr., Rachel Comstock and Lee Comstock, Great-Grandchildren Brianna Miller, Alexis Miller and Christina Sono.
Wayne was predeceased by a daughter, Joanne (Comstock) Miller, a son Edward Comstock and a Grandson Daniel Miller.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 9:15 am from the Wrisley Funeral Home, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 am in the Holy Family Church, celebrated by Father Timothy Campoli. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Greenfield.
Calling hours at the Funeral Home will be Tuesday from 4-7 pm. A Masonic Evergreen Service conducted by the Harmony Lodge will be at 6 pm.
Donations in Wayne’s memory may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation