Joseph R. Komisarski


Full Name
Joseph R. Komisarski

Date of Birth
Wednesday, March 18th, 1942

Date of Death
Sunday, July 31st, 2022


Joseph R. Komisarski, age 80, passed away on July 31, 2022 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born on March 18, 1942, son of the late Michael and Anna (Vargulich) Komisarski.

Joe graduated from Rice Avenue Union High School in 1960 and went on to marry his high school sweetheart, Annette. He was a gifted Tool and Die Maker and worked in various shops over the years not only in the Erie area but also in St Petersburg/Clearwater Florida area. He was a very unique talent who enjoyed fixing things and especially enjoyed working on and rebuilding cars and trucks. 

He was a faithful member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Girard as well as a founding member of St. Cyril and Methodist Byzantine Catholic Church in Girard where as a teenager he helped lay the foundation of the church building. He loved the south and lived several times over the years in Florida as well as many vacations there with his family. In retirement, he and Annette spent winters there where he attended many cruise-ins and his beloved swap meets. He loved long car rides and the scenery of the Shenandoah Valley. You would every Sunday see him riding through the car lots. He loved spending time working on his land, wiener roasts and picnics with his family, making home made wine and watching his grandchildren grow up.

In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death a year ago by his beloved wife of 57 years, Annette; his brother, Michael E. Komisarski and his two sisters, Delores Romba and Janet Pratt.

Joe is survived by his three daughters, Karen (Matt) Schnaekel, Kathleen (Jeff) Stubbe and Holly (Paul) MacKenzie and his six grandchildren, Colleen, Cathleen and Matthew Schnaekel, Jeffrey Stablein, and John and Luke MacKenzie. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews as well as two life long wonderful friends, Dennis Wojsiat and Marvin Brozell.

Friends may call at Burton Funeral Home, 525 Main Street East in Girard on Friday from 4:00 pm - 7:00pm and are invited to attend a prayer service on Saturday at 9:30 am at Burton Funeral Home followed by a mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am at St. John the Evangelist Parish Center, 1001 Main Street East, Girard.

Private burial will be at St. John Cemetery in Girard.

Memorials may be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, P.O. Box 32, Girard, Pa 16417 or Sts. Cyril & Methodius Church, 1022 Tilden Drive, Girard, Pa 16417.

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Friday, August 5th, 2022 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Burton Funeral Home, Inc. Girard – West County - 525 Main St E Girard, PA 16417

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Saturday, August 6th, 2022, 10:00 AM

St. John The Evangelist Church Parish Center - 1001 Main St. East Girard, PA 16417

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