Richard L. "Dick" Comito, 74, of Waterloo, died Sun. Jan. 5 at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home.
He was born Feb. 11, 1939 in Des Moines, son of Frank M. and Rose Marie Greco Comito. He married Margaret Ann "Midge" Miller on Feb. 6, 1960 in Holy Trinity Church, Des Moines.
Dick graduated from Drake University Pharmacy School and owned and operated Hurdle Drug from 1966 to 1989. He served in the U.S. Navy
and was an Iowa State Senator from 1978 to 1982.
Survived by: his wife; a son, Richard Le (Cynthia "Cindy") II of Los Angeles, Calif.; four daughters, Ellen Marie (David) McKeown, Juanita Ann (Terry) Doughty, and Rachell Le "Shelly" (Dean) Sturch all of Waterloo, Carmela Star (Jeff) Guthart of Alice Springs, Australia; an exchange student daughter, Gloria Maria Sabando Garcia of Ecuador; nine grandchildren, Amanda Margaret (David) Kline, John Reed (Tiffany) Doughty, Elizabeth Ann Doughty, Alexandra Kay Guthart, Victoria Lynn Guthart, Samantha LeAnn Sturch, Bridget Marie Sturch, Nicholas Le Comito and Gabriel Linn Comito; three great-grandchildren, Andrew David Kline, Nathanael James Kline and Simon Daniel Kline.
Preceded in death by: two brothers, Robert Frank Comito and William Joseph Comito.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church with burial in Waterloo Cemetery. Public visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Wed. at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway where there will be a 4 p.m. rosary and a 7 p.m. vigil. Visitation will continue for one hour before services at the church on Thursday.
Memorials to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church or Cedar Valley Hospice.
Online condolences: www.hagartywaychoffgrarup.com