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Philip A. Comini Sr.
July 17, 1932 ~ September 8, 2022 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Philip A. Comini Sr., 90, of Herminie, passed away Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born July 17, 1932, in Guffey Hollow, a son of the late Irene (Comini) Wingo and stepfather, Cliff Wingo. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Roland Wingo. He was an Army veteran, serving during the Korean War. After leaving the service, Phil and his stepfather built many homes in the Guffey, Sunset Valley and White Oak areas. In addition to his carpentry skills, Phil was an electrician by trade. Because of his large family, he couldn't afford to be out of work for any reason and worked for numerous companies over the years. For additional income during his active years, he remodeled or rewired many local homes and businesses in the area. For health reasons, Phil took an "office" job and retired from Shuster's Building Components. After retiring, Phil enjoyed travelling to visit family across the country, a special tour of the west and most memorable trip visiting Austria with family, where he was stationed in the service. He was a member of St. Edward Roman Catholic Church in Herminie and a past member of the Holy Name Society, Guffey Club and Herminie No. 2 Game Association. He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed hunting, his vegetable garden, woodworking and bluegrass festivals. He really enjoyed building birdhouses in his later years. Phil enjoyed watching his family grow with all the grand and great-grandkids. He always welcomed everyone to his home for the Comini holiday parties. Phil cherished and was comforted by his surviving loving wife of 66 years, Dorothy (Karr) Comini; seven sons, Philip A. (Lynette) Comini II, of New York, Mark (Doreen) Comini, of West Newton, Tom Comini, of Herminie, Vincent Comini, of Irwin, Ward Comini and fiancee, Anita Stange, of Delmont, Matt (Kerrie) Comini, of Friedens, Pa., and Charles (Anna) Comini, of West Newton; three daughters, Leni (Anthony) Shuster, of North Huntingdon, Joan (Chuk) Mullooly, of Maine, and Margaret "Maggie" (Mark) Schulte, of Youngwood; 37 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; Kathleen Comini; a sister, Romaine "Mimi" Norwood, of California; and many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. "Phil" will forever be remembered for his love for his family and his kindness to everyone he met. He will be dearly missed by his family, friends and special neighbors. Many thanks to all those who helped care for Phil, including Diane, Amy, Marie and Sue. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the JOSEPH W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME INC., 404 Sewickley Ave., Herminie, PA 15637, 724-446-7251. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Edward Catholic Church, Herminie. Interment with full military honors will follow in West Newton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Edward Church, 120 St. Edwards Lane, Herminie, PA 15637, in memory of Phil. To send online condolences, please visit www.nickelsfuneralhomeinc.com.