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Joseph J. Comazzi

October 18, 1917 October 26, 2012
Joseph J. Comazzi
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Obituary for Joseph J. Comazzi

Joseph Comazzi died peacefully at home on October 26, 2012 with his wife of 72 years, two sons, and other family at his bedside.

Born in 1917 in New York City, the son of Italian immigrants, Antonio and Caterina (Benedetto) Comazzi. His family moved to Canadensis, PA in the Pocono Mountains, where they purchased and operated a vacation villa. Joseph graduated high school from The Barrett School where he was an outstanding student and baseball player. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and walks in the woods during his adolescence. He attended Lehigh University where he studied Industrial Engineering and played baseball for the Lehigh team. He spent his summers working at the villa and it is there in 1937 that he met his bride to be, Mary Strianese of New York City, who was vacationing. They were married in 1940.

Joe was always proud of the contribution he made to the WWII effort while working at Sperry Gyroscope on Long Island. There he was instrumental in designing and overseeing the manufacturing of vital assets in support of all branches of our military services. His career was spent in the zinc and aluminum die casting industry. He was employed by Advance Pressure Castings of Brooklyn, NY and later of Denville, NJ where he rose to the position of VP of Engineering and Manufacturing. His family moved to Morristown, NJ in 1960. He and Mary lived there until 2005 when they moved to Michigan to be closer to their family.
Joseph was a faithful father and husband and always worked hard to provide for his family. He taught his three sons by his example the importance of hard, honest work and a responsible work ethic.

His hobbies included fishing, golfing, woodworking, bridge and stained glass. He and his sons spent many weekend days on Long Island fishing and crabbing. His family�s homes are filled with beautiful stained glass and wooden furniture. His neighbors called him Mr. Fix It because he could fix just about anything and was always willing to lend a hand to friends in need. He cherished time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. One of his more recent happy times and proud days was spent playing a round of golf with his son, grandson and greatgrandson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Pierina and Clotilda, and his son Joseph. He is survived by his wife Mary, son Anthony (Lynne) of Ypsilanti, MI, son Robert of Boston, MA, nine grandchildren, Teresa, Joseph, Gina, John, Christian, Katy, Mary, Jorma and Jenna, and 16 great grandchildren.
A visitation will be held on Sunday, October 28, at Lynch and Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty, Milford from 3:00 PM � 6 PM followed by a prayer service and some family reflections beginning at 6PM.
Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Mary Our Lady of the Snows, 1955 E. Commerce Road, Milford, MI on Monday, October 29 at 10 AM with Fr. David Harvey and Fr. Ron Anderson officiating. A private burial will take place at St. Mary�s Cemetery following cremation.

The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made in Joseph�s memory to either St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Season's Hospice & Palliative Care 27355 John R Road, Madison Heights, MI 48071.

For further information please call Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors 248-684-6645.

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