Dr. Frank Komitsky, Jr. passed away on December 7, 2015 in Covington, LA. He was born on July 7, 1938 in Butler, PA to the late Frank Komitsky, Sr. and Katherine Spack Komitsky.
Frank was married to his beloved wife, Patricia Chiprean Komitsky for 56 years and together they had three children, Sharon Davis (Bruce), Frank Komitsky, III (Emily), and Frederick M. Komitsky. He was the brother of Judith Dott, Karen Whittington, and the late Gary Michael Komitsky. He leaves behind six grandchildren, Patricia Komitsky, Kelley Davis, Amy Davis, Bradley Davis, Matthew Komitsky, and David Komitsky, and a great-grandchild, Cali Komitsky.
Dr. Frank Komitsky Jr. attended Butler High School in Butler, Pennsylvania, and then received his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania. He also holds a PhD in organic chemistry from The Ohio State University. After postdoctoral studies at Stanford University, Dr. Komitsky taught at Loyola University of New Orleans, St Joseph’s Seminary, and other institutions for 20 years. He also worked as a consultant during this time, owning Chemical Specialty Consultants. He joined the SCM family of companies and later Reichhold Chemical and Schnee-Morehead in Irving, Texas. He returned to SCM Metal Products in Raleigh, North Carolina, and was later associated with Indium Corporation in Utica, New York.
Frank is the author of over 30 scientific research papers, numerous trade journal articles, and has contributed to several books. He has also authored several published non-fiction magazine articles and has translated several scientific works from German to English for publication. Frank retired to Abita Springs, Louisiana. He enjoyed fishing, duck hunting, photography, and gardening in his spare time.
Relatives and friends are invited to the Funeral Mass at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Avenue, Covington, LA 70433 on Monday, December 21, 2015 at 2:00PM with visitation from 12:00 Noon until service time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the name of Dr. Frank Komitsky, Jr. to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org/donate. Please Share a Memory on the Tribute Wall at www.ejfieldingfh.com.
Published by The New Orleans Advocate from Dec. 15 to Dec. 21, 2015.