Donald Eugene Komara, 80, died Feb. 3, 2013, at his home. He was born in Johnstown, Pa., and lived in Stuart for 31 years, before moving to Nashville in 2006. He worked for Boeing Corp. in California, New Orleans, Fort Walton Beach and Huntsville, Ala., as a mechanical engineer. He was involved in adapting the seating in the making of the Moon Buggy. He moved to Stuart in 1975 and began Ace Signs, where he produced artwork and hand-lettered signs. He served in the Army with the 101st Airborne Division in Korea and Germany. He attended the Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Lakeland, Ga. Survivors include his wife, Valerie Porteous Komara of Nashville; sons, Donald Komara of Fort Worth, Texas, Larry Komara of Pulaski, Tenn., and Mark Komara and Jeffrery Komara, both of Huntsville; sister, Olga Mae Evans of Raleigh, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Gregory Komara; sister, Mary Louise Brett; and brothers, Jack and Dick Komara. Memorial contributions may be made to the Queen of Peace Catholic Church Building Fund, 1332 S. Mill St., Lakeland, GA 31635. Services: Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Feb. 7 in the Chapel of Lovein Funeral Home in Nashville with a Mass of Christian burial to follow at 11 a.m.
Published in the TC Palm on Feb. 6, 2013