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“He was a great mentor and loving grandfather and I love him with all my heart. ”
1 of 18 | Posted by: Fiona Wallace Comerford Cortland

“For Bob's family----thinking about you and keeping your dear loved one in prayer.You were our "almost" neighbors with us on Chestnut Street--always a...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Eileen and Bill Fiske - CORTLAND, NY

“I am so sorry ”
3 of 18 | Posted by: Lori Blair - Family Friend

“Our families is so very sorry for your loss.Your fellow DAR members,Lynda AndrewsAmy Andrews PotterAudrey Andrews HaynesMichelle Potter Windsor ”
4 of 18 | Posted by: Lynda Andrews - Gouverneur, NY

“Marilee and family,We are so sorry for your loss. We will always remember especially the fun times as we gathered for New Years Eve! Thoughts and...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Jim & Lillie Dugan - Cortland, NY

“Roberta, nothing can truly prepare us for the loss of a parent. My prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time. ”
6 of 18 | Posted by: Janet Erazo - NYC, NY - military

“So sorry about your Dad. Unfortunately we are all losing our parents and friends each day. The obituary described a wonderful person. I am sure he...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Margie Laurie - Valatie, NY

“Shoshana and family,Sorry for your loss.Thoughts and prayers are with all of you! ”
8 of 18 | Posted by: Donna Treacy - Coworker

“Dear Marilee and Roberta -I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved husband and father. I know that you and your family had a long,...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Sally Holcombe - Walnut Creek, CA

“A good friend in school he was. His nick name was Com, that's how I addressed him. Fond memories we shared and I can say that they were true. His...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: Richard Phillips - Winterport, ME

“I worked with Bob and his dad on several jobs throughout the Cortland area in the early 70's. I was an electrician working for a local contractor....Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Joe Quinlan - Warrington, PA

“so sorry Marilee u were a long time couple and were happy If u need anything I would be glad to help u cousin Charlotte ”
12 of 18 | Posted by: charlotte sunderland - Family

“So sorry for your loss Roberta, know that he is in a better place. ”
13 of 18 | Posted by: Vincent Memole - East Greenbush, NY

“So sorry for your loss ”
14 of 18 | Posted by: Deidra Edwards - Marathon, NY

“Bob was a lovely, lovely man who was always ready and willing to help anyone who asked. He came to my rescue several times. I will miss him, and I...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: Jae Harris - Homer, NY - Friend

“so sorry for your loss shoshanna and mark ”
16 of 18 | Posted by: bonnie titus - Family Friend

“God Bless you all. Sincere sympathy from Lois and Doug. ”
17 of 18 | Posted by: Lois Walsh - Fort Myers, FL

“Our thoughts are with you Roberta. ”
18 of 18 | Posted by: Dave and Linda Evangelista - Clay, NY

Robert Paul Comerford, 74, of Cortland, passed away Monday, November 28, 2016, after a lengthy illness at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Born, July 22, 1942, in Niagara Falls, N.Y., Robert was a son of Robert Lyman and Marie Janet Fell Comerford. Robert was a graduate of St. Mary's Parochial School Class of 1960, and a communicant of St. Mary's Catholic Church. He and his wife, Marilee were married August 27, 1966, at St. Mary's Church and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a small party in August with family and friends.

Robert was the proprietor of R.L. Comerford & Son Heating and Plumbing for 31 years before retiring in 2006. Robert was the Past Treasurer of Cortland Master Plumbers Assoc. and a merit badge counselor for the Boy Scouts. He loved camping and R. V. traveling and was a charter member of the Lakers R.V. Club and the Empire State R.V. Club. Additionally, he was a member of the work crew of the Central New York History Center.

Survivors include, his wife; Marilee Stas Comerford at home, a daughter; Roberta Anne Comerford of Syracuse, two sons; Michael W. Comerford and Mark A. (Shoshana) Comerford both of Cortland, 4 brothers; Ronald of Scott, Richard (Jerry) of Hawthorne, N.Y., James of the Czech Republic and Joseph (Lynne) of Stamford, Conn., a sister; Joan Comerford (Paul Seeber) of Cortland and his two beloved grandchildren; Fiona W. Comerford and Brigid R. Comerford.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Kenneth Kirkman presiding. Prayers of committal will follow in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. The Comerford family will be present to receive friends on Thursday from 4-7 p.m. in the Chapel of Riccardi Funeral Home 69 N.Main St. Cortland, N.Y.

Contributions in Robert's memory may be made to the Cortland County S.P.C.A. or the Central New York Living History Center.
Condolences may also be sent by visiting www.riccardifuneralhome.com

Funeral Home
Riccardi Funeral Home
69 N Main St Cortland, NY 13045
Tel. (607) 753-1053