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Wednesday, 27 July 2011 21:47

Corinne's Grandfather's Passing

Corinne's grandfather passed away this past weekend. We both loved him deeply. He was a particular blessing to me since I didn't know my natural grandparents well and he was a tremendous man of God. His life is a testimony to the truth that when we live for the Lord, our joy and impact for good extends beyond our years on this earth.

Here's his obituary,


Jan 20, 1919 – Jul 23, 2011

Roger Alan Comfort, 92, of Modesto, California went home to be with our Lord Saturday, July 23, 2011 while at home with family. A memorial service will be held on August 27 at 11:00am, at Big Valley Grace Community Church, Modesto.

    Condolences and memoirs may be sent to Jim Comfort, 5501 Chenault Dr., Modesto, CA  95356

   Roger was born January 20, 1919, in Baltimore, Maryland, the second of three sons, to Newman and LouElla Comfort. He moved with his family to Oakland, California in 1924 where he met and married his wife Lois in 1943.  In 1956 they moved to the hills above Hayward, California with their six young children. Roger worked as a machinist at Pacific Roller Die, near Hayward Airport, and was an active member of Redwood Chapel Community Church in Castro Valley for nearly 30 years. Upon retiring, Roger and Lois moved to Twain Harte, California in June of 1993 and then to Modesto in 2004 due to ailing health. For the past seven months he and his loving wife have enjoyed the wonderful care provided by the staff at Bethel Retirement Community of Modesto, and the expertise of Community Hospice.

   Roger’s greatest form of relaxation was as a private pilot with the Oakland Squadron Flying Club which flew out of Oakland Airport’s North Field and then eventually out of Hayward Airport. He enjoyed camping, hiking, swimming and target shooting. He also worked a few side jobs included selling for Fuller Brush, Zonolite roofing materials, as well as insurance and real estate. After retiring and moving to Twain Harte, he even got a job at the new Wal-Mart store in Sonora.

   Roger’s warm smile and sense of humor will be missed by all who came into contact with him. But most importantly, he is remembered by his children as the dad who would, every night, pray blessings upon each of them and their family while he knelt beside his bed.

Roger was preceded in death by his father and mother, his brothers Philip and Newman jr. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Lois, their sons Dr. Stephen A. Comfort (Cheryl) of Walnut Creek, CA, James R. Comfort (Suzanne) of Modesto, John D. Comfort (Jackie) of Hughson, CA, Timothy T Comfort (Janet) of Castro Valley, CA; daughters Martha D. Kemptner (Rick) of Manteca, Ruth A Roehl (Erich) of Redding, CA; 27 Grandchildren and 46 Great-grandchildren. Thank you dad for the godly heritage and example you have left for us.

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