John Raymond Comulada
February 17, 1916 – November 28, 2013
Lt. Col. John Raymond “Johnny” Comulada, 97 of Upper Marlboro, MD passed away on November 28, 2013 at Med Star St. Mary’s Hospital, Leonardtown, MD. He was born on February 17, 1916 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Manuel P. Comulada de Ortiz and Pauline S. Comulada. He is the beloved husband to Helen Elizabeth Comulada whom he married in Washington, DC on November 23, 1940.
Johnny graduated from Fisher’s Island High School, NY and went on to attend George Washington University, University of Maryland, and the USDA Graduate School. He joined the DC National Guard 121st Engineer’s on March 1, 1938 and was inducted into the U.S. Army on February 3, 1941 and retired on February 17, 1976. While in the military he received the Bronze Star, WWII Victory Medal, American Defense Service Medal, American Campaign Metal, European African Middle Eastern Service Medal, Occupation Germany Medal, U.S. Reserve Medal w/20 year clasp and commendations for Especially Meritorious and Outstanding Service, conducting Command Demolition School at Fort Richardson, Alaska, and for serving as Engineer Company Controller. Johnny went on to be a Building Manager for GSA/NSA for 33.5 years. He belong to the MOWW, VFW, ROA-USA (Ret.), AARP, and the NRA.
Johnny is survived by his wife of 73 years, Helen E. Comulada of Upper Marlboro, MD; children, Alan B. Comulada and wife Pat of Port Angeles, WA, Bonnie N. Walker of Lusby, MD, and Chris E. Comulada and wife Denise of Fayetteville, NC; daughter in law, Corrine Comulada; 5 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and many nieces / nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, John R. Comulada, Jr.; siblings, Stanley Comulada, Agnes Gianoli, Edward V. Comulada, Beatrice Borum-Comulada, and Paul M. Comulada.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 11 AM in St. Paul Episcopal Church, 25 Church St., Prince Frederick, MD with Rev. Joanna White officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family asks for contributions to be made in Johnny’s name to the VFW and / or the Support Homeless Veterans, Inc. orginizations. Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., Lusby, MD.
Saturday, December 14, 2013