May 2, 1925 – April 19, 2021
Adelaide Estelle Savage Komar of Little Silver, NJ, died April 19, 2021, peacefully at home. She was born on May 2, 1925, in Richmond, Va., to Freeda Anne Harfeld Savage and Phillip Fishel Savage. She was predeceased by her husband of 70 years, Harold Seymour Komar, and her brother Alfred Savage. She is survived by her children: David Lawrence Komar, and his wife, Ginger, of New York, and her daughter, Amy Margaret Feldman, and her husband Avi, of Jerusalem. She is also survived by five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was married to the love of her life, and the letters her fiancé sent her during his time in the Navy during World War II were compiled in a book entitled Letters to Adelaide in 2019. She was loving, wise, and an accomplished cook and homemaker. It was as if magically delicious food rolled out of the refrigerator onto the table. She was a passionate gardener with a beautiful sunken garden and fresh flowers were a mainstay. She was also an artist, and many of her paintings can be found in Israel as well as here. She was instrumental in helping cousins from Kishinev immigrate to New Jersey. Her father had immigrated to the United States in the early 1900s, leaving behind parents and brothers who stayed in Russia. She worked tirelessly with government officials and other organization to relocate them to America. The funeral will be live streamed from Congregation B’nai Israel, 171 Ridge Road, Rumson, NJ. 07760 on Thursday at 11am. The link is https://vimeo.com/539716103. Donations may be made in her memory to Congregation B’nai Israel 171 Ridge Road, Rumson, NJ 07760 Tel.732-842-1800
Thursday, April 22, 2021
Thursday, April 22, 2021
April 22, 2021
I believe that I am among a few, extremely blessed people who can say they were ‘raised’ by Mr. and Mrs. Komar. My family moved 1 house away from the Komars when Amy and I were 2 years old. Being only 2, I’m not sure if Amy just came knocking on our door when we moved in, but times were different. We were immediately inseparable. I don’t have to tell you the incredible warmth and spirit of generosity that filled that house. It illuminated the ‘hill.’ Mr. Komar was the funniest person I had ever met. He always had a funny story to tell us even if was just getting out of the car from work. I think just asking him made him laugh, and Mrs. Komar would laugh, and of course Amy had been giggling from the moment she woke up that morning! It may sound odd, but I have memories from childhood of seeing both Mr. and Mrs. Komar working peacefully in the incredible rose garden. I have been so grateful to have had these 3 angels as a very important part of my life (I have NO idea where David was! I wasn’t really sure he even existed.). My life was absolutely enriched a thousand fold by their influence, and I thank God for making them such an integral part of my life at such an early age. And I thank technology for letting Amy and me have face to face conversations.
When I close my eyes, I can still see and hear the three of them laughing ... standing in the kitchen.
And I am forever grateful they welcomed me with open arms. And when I see them in heaven, you can bet I’m going to want to see and hear them laughing immediately!
April 21, 2021
Sending lots of love and prayers to the Family. Adelaide was such a Wonderful and Classy Lady. She will be greatly missed.
Love from the Goodman Family