ForeverMissed
He was not only a Solider for our country but, he was a patriot, he was a friend, a mentor, a teacher, a hero, a story teller, and most importantly he was a Father.

He was full of Wit, Vim, and Vigor.

He has left behind some shoes that just simply cannot be filled.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Thank you all for your words and thoughts of kindness and the prayers you have said for our family. 

Dad always knew how to make an impression and we could not be more thankful to those that got to experience his life with us.
Posted by Cathy Quinn on August 11, 2021
Jim was such a dear friend of mine for over four decades. We served together as public servants at the Alabama Public Service Commission. Jim decided to move back to his native Pennsylvania. We were forever close over the years, enjoying many good times together. My heart is so very sad. I loved Jim dearly and will miss him.
Posted by Eileen Nolan on August 11, 2021
I’ll always remember Jim with love.
Philip Nolan, age 13
Posted by Eileen Nolan on August 11, 2021
I’ll never forget mr. Jim, he was for sure the greatest neighbor I’ll ever have. I’m surprised he put up with me as a little kid. I remember running over to his house when I was upset, and all I can remember is how sweet he was. I hope I can always remember the memories he was generous enough to give to me, as well as how he did it with a smile on his face.
-Sarah Nolan, age 13
Posted by Eileen Nolan on August 11, 2021
Our good neighbor Jim at OFC in Devon will never be forgotten. My twins and I loved our impromptu visits with him. There was always a story about his time serving our country in the Army all over the world, at Valley Forge Academy or raising his children. He delighted hearing stories of my twins, and was the person my young son wanted to live with when he “ran away” with a suitcase full of clean under clothes! Mr Jim saw thru the little things and always cared about the things that mattered - living life to the fullest! I loved sharing home-made meals with him, it was the least I could do for the joy and warmth he distilled in our hearts. Rest In Peace Jim.
Posted by doris smith on August 11, 2021
i do not know this man but i want to SALUTE him! i do know jacqueline beckers.. this is a beautiful tribute, my deepest sympathy to his family and friends, doris smith
Posted by Lori Komer on August 11, 2021
     James was born on  December 27,1936 to Lottie and Edward Komer of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania the first of two  children.  He graduated from Langley High School and attended both Carnegie Mellon and Clemson University. 


   James joined the U.S Army in 1958 and served his country for twenty-one years. He served all over the world including tours in Vietnam, the Philippines and Izmir, Turkey .

His engineering specialty garnered many services medals including: 

Meritorious Service Medal,

 Army Commendation Medal

Joint Service Commendation Medal

Senior Parachutist Badge

Bronze Star Medal

National Defense Service Medal

Vietnam Service Medal

Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal


   After retiring from the Army he also served as a professor at the Valley Forge Military Academy encouraging young men to become their best selves.


   Continuing to serve in his community of thirty years at Old Forge Crossing in Devon, Pennsylvania he was on many boards and using his love of engineering he helped make continuous improvements.


     James took his last tour on August 7, 2021 after living a full, vibrant life full of love, leadership and service.

   

   He leaves his son K.C. and Lisa, Lori Lee his daughter, and his brother David and Vicki to carry on his legacy of keeping days filled with love, keeping a smile on your face and a song in your heart.



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Posted by Cathy Quinn on August 11, 2021
Jim was such a dear friend of mine for over four decades. We served together as public servants at the Alabama Public Service Commission. Jim decided to move back to his native Pennsylvania. We were forever close over the years, enjoying many good times together. My heart is so very sad. I loved Jim dearly and will miss him.
Posted by Eileen Nolan on August 11, 2021
I’ll always remember Jim with love.
Philip Nolan, age 13
Posted by Eileen Nolan on August 11, 2021
I’ll never forget mr. Jim, he was for sure the greatest neighbor I’ll ever have. I’m surprised he put up with me as a little kid. I remember running over to his house when I was upset, and all I can remember is how sweet he was. I hope I can always remember the memories he was generous enough to give to me, as well as how he did it with a smile on his face.
-Sarah Nolan, age 13
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You're My Daddy

Shared by Lori Komer on August 11, 2021
     Dad was in Vietnam when I was born. He did two tours there. Back in 1963 reel to reel tapes were sent back and forth to communicate with Dad. Mom would play the tapes for us so we could hear Dad's voice. 
   When he came home from Vietnam and I saw him and heard his voice  I said " I know who you are you're my Daddy!" and he said
" And you're Daddy I'll  always be."