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Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel & Cemetery

7301 East Lancaster, Fort Worth, TX

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Michael Edward Comiskey

24 août , 19559 janvier , 2020

Michael E. Comiskey, born August 24,1955, went Home to be with the Lord on January 9, 2020. After a successful career at Alcon Laboratories, he retired in 2012.

Retirement life was filled with family. PaPaw, his most treasured title, enjoyed pancakes, projects, and popsicles with grandkids Jovie, Callum, Hattie, Paxton, Shepard and Davis. Vacations, sports, movies, and lots of time with his wife, Toni, of 43 years, and his children Zachary and Katie made a lifetime of memories. The perfect addition of their spouses Marcie and Justin brought sushi, laughs, and an additional movie buddy to his family.

It didn’t stop there. With an extended family numbering over 100, he opened his home to weddings, parties, working in his shop, and any excuse for a good hotdog. With a smile on his face, and a happy heart, Mike was quick to help and generous with his time, tools, and talent.

Not to be forgotten were times spent with very dear friends sharing lunch and a laugh, reminiscing over the good old days, and running the roads. They became family.

We loved him and he will be greatly missed.

“Well done good and faithful servant.” Matthew 25:21

Private Celebration Service honoring the life of Mike to be held at his home on Tuesday, January 14.

In lieu of flowers, take your wife to dinner, your kids to a movie, and play cards with your grandkids.

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Kenny Fearn

28 janvier , 2020

Mike is my first cousin and a few years younger. He came to stay with us in Leavenworth, Kansas one summer as a teenager. We worked together in our family business during the day and mostly played sports at night. He was a gentle man and a fierce competitor. What he lacked in ability he made up in grit and determination. The way he lived his life is an inspiration to all who had the privilege of knowing him. He was an amazing person, dad, friend and cousin.

Cara Ellison

19 janvier , 2020

My deepest condolences to the Comiskey family. Mike was a boss, a mentor, a peer and a friend for 20 years as we worked together at Alcon. I learned the "IT world" and project management from him, but most importantly how to balance my work and personal life - for he was masterful in that area. I always respected Mike for his business acumen, but respected him most for his integrity, his honesty, his loyalty and his prioritization of God and his family. I pray he knew the impact that he had on me in my career; and more importantly his impact as a person. As I went on to other areas of the company, he always had a smile (and time to chat) for me when we would see each other and ALWAYS made it a point to ask about my family. Mike was a true gentleman and a rare find in today's corporate world. I was blessed to have known him and to have worked with him. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Comiskey family - it was evident he loved each of you dearly.
Matthew 5:4

Caryn Trees

16 janvier , 2020

Myself and my RoomMate Lynn Hess knew Mike for maybe 4 or 5 years thru his sister Lori. He was truely a joy to know, always smiling. We liked to hear about his goats and whatever he had at home . He liked to build and/or fix things. He even came to our house and fixed our fireplace mantel, to last a lifetime, and accepted no monies. There is no other to match to this man Mike. He was a unique gem !

Grant Baker

15 janvier , 2020

Mike is one of the most influential figures in my life on my journey of becoming a man. Whether it was helping me fish as a child or allowing me to work with him on various projects, I was able to see firsthand how strong of a work ethic he had. He was a patient, strong and loving man, and I’ll be able to use the values he showed me for the rest of my life.

Ryan Eubank

15 janvier , 2020

In a scene from Lonesome Dove, one of Mike’s favorites (though he did prefer the book), Capt. Call carves the headstone of Deets. Part of it reads:

Cheerful in all weathers, never shirked a task, splendid behavior.

That’s Mike.

A Ford man, which suits him because he was built tough.

He was the best.
Ryan

Joseph Riehle

14 janvier , 2020

I remember lots of great family time with mike and the rest of my Comiskey cousins.
He was much loved and will be remembered.

Paul Potanka

14 janvier , 2020

I also worked with Mike at Alcon for many years and he was always what I would call “business reasonable”, we had our share of business disagreements but he always listened and made the right decision for the Company. Two fond memories of Mike:
 I can say for certain he was a very caring Dad, he would come out to our Alcon recreation fields during lunch to watch his Son (Zach) play. BYW – Zach ran circles around me during our various Alcon employee’s recreation games.
 After his retirement I spoke to him in The Alcon Fitness Center, he was recovering from hip surgeries and I asked him how he liked retirement. He said, I wake-up each morning with my cheeks hurting me...... from smiling all night-long (and he said it so seriously, that I almost believe him).

Carry-On in HEAVEN!!!

Matthew Comiskey

14 janvier , 2020

To Toni, Zach, Katie Family and Friends,

For those of you who don't know me I am the younger brother of Mike by #15-months, #15-lbs and yes 3" shorter as well. I think I was gypped here somewhere in the HEREDITARY TREE.

Growing up Mike and I shared both a rare friendship and kinship that only brothers understood much to the chagrin of the infamous sisters-Lisa and Lori. In addition, we were our folks favorites as well.

Mike and I chose different routes in life after HS his perhaps less traditional than mine but nonetheless through it all he became a man of both a quiet strength yet powerful of character and integrity. Most would say he was an intellectual and thinker.
One of my favorite quotes from his son Zach was "Dad you are a GEEK with a plethora of useless KNOWLEDGE."

Mike was truly a leader of men in both his personal and professional life where he was able to touch and influence many peoples lives. This became most evident on his 60th BDAY BASH where several relatives and friends attended this momentous occasion. Unbeknownst to me was how much he was loved, respected and cherished by all. He never asked for any accolades as a result of his many deeds and actions he just did what came obvious and natural.

Although, Mike has been lost to us TEMPORARILY in the physical sense you can still feel his spiritual presence in all that he did and all whom he touched.

Ps: I am sure he is looking down from Heaven right now and critiquing my dissertation but after all it is " HIS CELEBRATION OF LIFE."

LOVE YA-MISS YOU AND LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU SOON-Matt.

Lori Comiskey

14 janvier , 2020

Here’s to the one time I ruined your reputation by making you carry my flamingo around Canton all day. For 3 fried pies you’d carry anything. Nothing to big or much to fit in the truck! You would always manage to get my treasures home❤️
Love you BIG brother
Lori

Debi Kerr

13 janvier , 2020

Toni, you and Mike were a blessing to us from the first time we met you and your amazing family . I love the way you both worked together to create the most amazing things. If you dreamed it, he could make it happen. I learned so much from you. Mike always had such a sweet demeanor and so comfortable to be around. Seeing pictures of him with his grandkids shows how much he loved his family and how much they adored him. We love you and are so thankful for you . I know God is pouring out His grace and comfort on you and your precious family in abundance.

DE LA FAMILLE