OBITUARY

Gary Charles Comstock

May 25, 1940April 28, 2021
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Gary Charles Comstock was born in Binghamton, New York, on May 25th 1940 to Genevieve Hubble Orr of Endicott N.Y and Benn Charles Comstock of West Albany, N.Y. He lived with his parents and younger brother Robert “Bob” in Endicott until his father moved the family to Arlington, Virginia for work in 1954. He was a Boy Scout and became an Eagle Scout , the highest rank attainable in the Scouts BSA program. He enjoyed camping and spending the summer outdoors.

Gary attended George Washington University and then transferred to Johns Hopkins University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He became a computer engineer eventually working for the likes of the Federal Government, U.S Postal Service, NASA and went on to own his own company.

Gary met his wife Elsie while taking classes at the University of Maryland and they were married in 1966. They lived first in Garrett Park, MD eventually settling in Colesville (Silver Spring). He would have two daughters Mireille & Monique. He was a devoted and loving husband and father, dedicated brother-in-law to Rosie and Uncle to nephews Teddy and Troy. Gary was really one of the nicest people that anyone could meet, a true gentleman, with a passion for travel, National Geographic magazines, model railroad trains and stamp collecting. He enjoyed gourmet food and was willing to try anything. In his later life, he loved to travel the world, go on cruises, and ballroom dance. He loved socializing and dining out with friends. He was lucky to have enjoyed life in good health up until these past six months.

Gary is survived by his wife Elsie, daughter Mireille and her husband Stefano Marra and grand dog Stella, daughter Monique, brother Robert, sister-in-law Lily Wong and her husband Otto, sister-in-law Rosie Chen, brother-in-law Wallace Chan and wife Helene, nieces and nephews, Cameron Wong and his wife Anne, Andrew Chen and his wife Tracey, Michele Free and her husband Andy Poupart, Nicole Murray and her husband Rob, and Renee Chan and her husband Cesar and many grand nieces and nephews.

Gary will be greatly missed and forever in our hearts!

  • FAMILY

  • Benn Charles Comstock, Father (deceased)
  • Genevieve Hubble Orr, Mother (deceased)
  • Gary is survived by his wife Elsie, daughter Mireille and her husband Stefano Marra and grand dog Stella, daughter Monique, brother Robert, sister-in-law Lily Wong and her husband Otto, sister in-law Rosie Chen, brother-in-law Wallace Chan and wife Helene, nieces and nephews, Cameron Wong and his wife Anne, Andrew Chen and his wife Tracey, Michele Free and her husband Andy Poupart, Nicole Murray and her husband Rob, and Renee Chan and her husband Cesar and many grand nieces and nephews.

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Jennifer& JK Kao

May 11, 2021

Dear Elsie & Family,

We wish we had the right words, just know we care!
We will always miss Gary.
Gary was a true gentleman I have ever met.

Love,

Jennifer & JK

Vivien Hsueh

May 10, 2021

Gary, such a perfect gentleman. Always remember him showing me how to do the fancy quick steps. Will miss him.

Joseph Wang

May 10, 2021

I first met Gary at North Potomac Recreation Center about three years ago. That time I just started learning ballroom dance. I saw Gary couple danced so nicely and their steps perfectly matched the music that was playing. After a while, Gary introduced himself and his wife to me, and we started to know each other more.

Gary is a very nice gentleman, not only on the dancing floor, but also in all social gatherings. He is the person you will always feel like a long-time friend, even if you just meet him the first time.

Joseph Wang

Lamin Jeng & Family

May 10, 2021

In the 21 years we’ve known Gary as a neighbor and friend, he was a gentleman par excellence. Always gentle, kind and considerate, Gary was intelligent and worldly. He would engage in any topic of conversation with valuable insight. We enjoyed several evenings dining out together with his wife Elsie and our family. We will miss Gary dearly. We pray that Elsie and the family find comfort in these very difficult times. May his soul rest in perfect peace.

Andrew Chen

May 9, 2021

A meal with Uncle Gary, Auntie Elsie & Monique October 2020 (Andrew Chen)

Michael Man

May 9, 2021

Dear Gary,

Someone said, "Wherever a beautiful soul has been, there is a trail of beautiful memories." You certainly left all your friends a lot of fun and beautiful memories. Ursula and I feel fortunate to share a couple trips with you and Elsie. we will always remember the good times we had. In our lives, we don't need to say final goodbye, but see you down the road instead.

May God hold you in the palm of His hand and rest in peace. You were and will continue be in my prayers.

Michael & Ursula

Joe and Eileen Woo

May 9, 2021

We met Gary & Elsie in county dance classes about 20 years ago.
Since then we have always enjoyed seeing and socializing with them in dance and birthday party events. Gary is a truly wonderful and gentle gentleman on and off the dance floor.
Loss of Gary had sadden us. We convey our love and sincere condolences to Elsie and her family.
Joe and Eileen Woo

Douglas Jeng

May 8, 2021

Dear Gary,

I feel the sadness of losing one of my relatives, in fact, you have been like a brother to me. I have never known anyone kinder than you. I will miss you very much.

Love, Doug

Amy Wagaman

May 7, 2021

Gary and Elsie have been our close friends for 20 years. We were frequent travel companions. We attended numerous dances together and other social events. Gary and Elsie were one of our first dance students upon our return home from Los Angeles years ago. Gary was a true gentleman and was like a member of our family. We’ll think of him always. Words cannot express the sorrow and sadness we feel at the loss of our loved Gary. Our heartfelt condolences to Elsie and her family.

Ron and Amy Wagaman

Stefano Marra

May 6, 2021

Dear Daddy,
I’m deeply sorry that I can’t be there right now. I want to thank you for welcoming me in your family with sweetness, kindness and love.
This are the first three words that comes to everybody’s mind thinking of you.
I want also thank you and mammy again for raising two wonderful daughters.
I’m lucky to share my life with Mireille, and to have Monique as the sweetest sister in law.
I hope that you are in a wonderful place right now, I’m sure you deserve it.
And I hope that you can meet for the first time my father and meet again my mother, spend time together and with all your beloved ones.
For sure you will live forever in our hearts.
A big hug to Mireille and Monique and a very big special one to mammy.
I miss you!
Love,
Stefano

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Biography

Gary Charles Comstock
May 25, 1940 - April 28, 2021

Gary Charles Comstock was born in Binghamton, New York, on May 25th 1940 to Genevieve Hubble Orr of Endicott N.Y. and Benn Charles Comstock of West Albany, N.Y. He lived with his parents and younger brother Robert “Bob” in Endicott until his father moved the family to Arlington, Virginia for work in 1954. He was a Boy Scout and became an Eagle Scout , the highest rank attainable in the Scouts BSA program. He enjoyed camping and spending the summer outdoors.


Gary attended George Washington University and then transferred to Johns Hopkins University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He became a computer engineer eventually working for the likes of the Federal Government, U.S Postal Service, NASA and went on to own his own company.

Gary met his wife Elsie while taking classes at the University of Maryland and they were married in 1966. They lived first in Garrett Park, MD eventually settling in Colesville (Silver Spring). He would have two daughters Mireille & Monique. He was a devoted and loving husband and father, dedicated brother-in-law to Rosie and Uncle to nephews Teddy and Troy.

Gary was really one of the nicest people that anyone could meet, a true gentleman, with a passion for travel, National Geographic magazines, model railroad trains and stamp collecting. He enjoyed gourmet food and was willing to try anything. In his later life, he loved to travel the world, go on cruises, and ballroom dance. He loved socializing and dining out with friends. He was lucky to have enjoyed life in good health up until these past six months.

Gary is survived by his wife Elsie, daughter Mireille and her husband Stefano Marra and grand dog Stella, daughter Monique, brother Robert, sister-in-law Lily Wong and her husband Otto, sister in-law Rosie Chen, brother-in-law Wallace Chan and wife Helene, nieces and nephews, Cameron Wong and his wife Anne, Andrew Chen and his wife Tracey, Michele Free and her husband Andy Poupart, Nicole Murray and her husband Rob, and Renee Chan and her husband Cesar and many grand nieces and nephews.


Gary will be greatly missed and forever in our hearts! We love you!