Franklin B. Comery ’41

Franklin B. Comery ’41 died on December 6, 2008, in West Springfield, Massachusetts.

Born in Cambridge, Mass., on May 23, 1919, he was the son of Sanford Comery of the Class of 1913. He prepared for college at Belmont High School and Thomaston High School in Thomaston, Maine. At Bowdoin, he was a member of Zeta Psi fraternity. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy Air Corps, training under Gerald Ford, as a Navy pilot flying PBY’s in the South Pacific. He retired in 1991 after 45 years at Premoid Corp., as vice president of sales. He was a member of Mittineague Congregational Church, where he served as trustee and usher; a member of the Masonic Fraternity; a member of all Scottish Rites and the Melha Temple Shrine, being a 32nd degree Mason. He coached Little League in West Springfield and was a formermemberofWykoffCountry Club. He is survived by his wife of 65 years,Virginia (Foster) Comery; a son, Frank B. Jr. of Rock River, Ohio; three daughters, Sandy Healy of Lompoc, Calif., Linda Swellie of Stromsville, Ohio, and Nancy Kelly of Agawam; nine grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.