Robert F. COMTE Sr.
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COMTE Robert F., Sr. Robert Comte, Sr., age 85, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his residence, the Waterford at Levis Commons. He was born in Toledo, Ohio, on March 8, 1925, to William H., Sr. and Anna Rose Comte. He was a proud graduate of Central Catholic High School where he was a member of the boys basketball team that went on to the state finals. After high school he served almost 2 years in the Navy. He came back and graduated in Business from the University of Toledo. He started his career as an accountant with the Libbey Estates. He had a passion for the stock market which led him to join Prescott, a local brokerage firm, where he was a stock broker. After his father died in 1967 he joined the family business, Comte Construction Company. He became Vice President and was the office manager until his retirement in February 2009. He met the love of his life, Margaret Sweeney, at Centennial Terrace and decided that "she is the girl I am going to marry". They married on November 25, 1948. They celebrated 61 years of marriage together and raised 5 wonderful children. Bob thoroughly enjoyed family events, playing golf, traveling around, going to Loma Linda's, telling silly jokes (May the horse rest in peace!) and was interested in statistics wherever he went such as population, seating capacity, etc. Bob and Marge were members of Heatherdowns Country Club, Brandywine Country Club, Elks of Maumee and St. Patrick's of Heatherdowns Church where they cherished good times with their many friends. Bob was preceded in death by his loving wife, Marge; their son, Jack Comte; his parents and siblings. Surviving are his daughters, Carol (Larry) Keller, Mary Lynn (Bob) Hope and Barbara (Mike) Gail and son, Robert (Linda) Comte, Jr. Along with 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., on Sunday, January 9th, from 2-8 p.m. where a Scripture Service will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 10th, beginning at 9:30 a.m., in the mortuary, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Patrick's of Heatherdowns Church at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials may take the form of contributions to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312, Central Catholic High School, 2550 Cherry Street, Toledo, OH 43604 or to St. Patrick's of Heatherdowns Church, 4201 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, OH 43614. Please view and sign our "online guest registry" at

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Published in The Blade from Jan. 8 to Jan. 9, 2011.
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January 11, 2011
Bob, Craig & Sheri,

So very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts & prayers.

Mike & Belinda Graber- Bradner, Ohio
January 11, 2011
Bob, I am so sorry to have missed your fathers funeral.I pray you the best in your time of grief. He was a special man and person to me. I am truly so sorry i missed being there for you. Your Friend.
Paul Schultz Jr.
January 10, 2011
Carol I'm sorry for your loss. I hope that it helps to know that people far and near are thinking of you. God bless.
Sharyn Purcell-Fondren
January 10, 2011
Dear Bob Jr.,
We are all very sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathies to all of you at this time. Your Friends at Kuhlman Engineering
Stacy Shoemaker
January 10, 2011
A true and sincere gentleman. Gof bless
Bob and his family.
Joe Jacobs
January 10, 2011
Mary Lynn and family,
So sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad who I remember as always with a smile and fun remarks. It was great to have known him and to see the great relationship he and your mom had. My thoughts are with you all.
Janice (Lauer) Miller
January 10, 2011
We are sincerely sorry for your loss. Mr. Comte was a wonderful man who will truly be missed by many!!
Your friends at Bryson/Tucker Electric
Karen Kurtz
January 10, 2011
To the entire Comte Family, We remember all the great times sledding down your back yard, playing kick the can out in front. Caddying for your Mom and Dad, what great people to grow up with and around... The Bridge games the Rummy games ,I still hear the sounds of ... Marge... Marge finish your drink it,s time to go home.Your father always had a friendly way about himself Great Man !! The Sheehan's
January 10, 2011
Mary Lynn and family. I am sorry to hear of the loss of your father. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sandy Mercurio-Ahlers
January 10, 2011
Bob, Jr., and the Comte family our deepest sympathies on the passing of Bob Sr. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Tim Smith & Tom Fridrick
January 9, 2011
Dear Barb and family, Please accept my regrets for the loss of your father. You are all in my prayers.
Molly McHugh Branyan
January 9, 2011
Mary Lynn, So sorry to hear about your dad. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Janet and Randy Koschalk
January 9, 2011
My deepest sympathies to you all. Your Dad was a great man.
Jenny Garvin-Murnane
January 9, 2011
Dear Carol and Larry and family, We are so sorry for the loss of your dad. When I think of him, a smile comes to my face. He was quite a friendly fellow to say the least! So glad I got to be with him and your mother at Thanksgiving in KY. Love, Carol and Arnold.
Arnold and Carol Wilson
January 9, 2011
Dear Carol, Mary Lynn, Bob and Barb,
Sorry to hear about Uncle Bob. He is at peace and with Aunt Marge. You are all in our prayers.
Joe and Mary Ann Subleski
January 9, 2011
Mary Lynn and family I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing, may he rest in peace with the love of his life. You are in our thoughts and prayer.
Colleen (Cassidy) Cook
January 9, 2011
Bob Jr. sorry to hear about dad. I always enjoyed working with both of you while working at BGSU. The construction group has lost a dear friend. From my family to yours we share in your loss and you are in our prayers
January 8, 2011
Mary Lynn, With deepest sympathy, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Judy Kmonk Drew
January 8, 2011
Bob jr. and family, so sorry for your loss.
Thomas Bodette
January 8, 2011
Mary Lynn, I'm sorry for your loss. Your mom and dad are together again and will be happy forever.
God Bless you and your family.
Sue (Vargo) Williams
January 8, 2011
Mary Lynn... I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Dad's are so hard to lose. My prayers are with you and your family today.
Pam Miller Shiner
January 8, 2011
Dear Carol, Mary Lynn, Bob and Barb:
We are so sorry for your loss. I feel the loss as well; your parents were truly amazing. I just know your Dad and Mom are enjoying each other's love again.
With deep sympathy,
Chris and Karl
Chris and Karl Steiner
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