ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Mark Komar. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Alfred Paz on July 6, 2021
I remember meeting Mark around the year 1971. I distinctly remember his shoulder-length, long blonde hair, and beautiful blue eyes. He had a Schwinn stingray bicycle. We rode our bicycles all over town, even on the rainy days. I recall during the warm summer months we would hang out at my house or Louie Rafti’s house swimming till we got tired. Eventually we progressed from bicycles to cars. Mark purchased a 1963, white Dodge Dart station wagon. We decided to go on a camping trip to Sequoia National Park. We slept in the station wagon. That evening it had snowed four or five inches and the next morning we barely made it out of the park. Years later Mark purchased a green 1969 Chevy Nova, installed a sound system with an 8-track player. We went to parties to almost every weekend. I recall wild weekend, camping excursions at Big Tujunga. He was fun to hang out with. Sometimes he was the life of the party. One outstanding attribute I recall was that Mark was an exceedingly kind and gentle person. He was a dedicated employee at the company he worked most of his life. He lived his life to the fullest. Nothing but special and happy memories of this precious friend. Mark was more than a friend; he was a brother. May you rest in peace my precious, precious brother. I love you and will miss you dearly.
Posted by Jeffrey Bernard on July 6, 2021
I first knew Marek in our younger years. We were a group of friends in Junior High through High School. We did things together after school and during summer. I would still see him now and then through his good friend Mark Laskey. He was always a good friend and had a GREAT heart. As Mark described, he escaped a place where freedom was oppressed. He was blessed to to be brought here to live as a free man. He did well, esp. in serving his country so that all here may live free. A damn good Shipmate. I Salute Him⚓️

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Posted by Alfred Paz on July 6, 2021
I remember meeting Mark around the year 1971. I distinctly remember his shoulder-length, long blonde hair, and beautiful blue eyes. He had a Schwinn stingray bicycle. We rode our bicycles all over town, even on the rainy days. I recall during the warm summer months we would hang out at my house or Louie Rafti’s house swimming till we got tired. Eventually we progressed from bicycles to cars. Mark purchased a 1963, white Dodge Dart station wagon. We decided to go on a camping trip to Sequoia National Park. We slept in the station wagon. That evening it had snowed four or five inches and the next morning we barely made it out of the park. Years later Mark purchased a green 1969 Chevy Nova, installed a sound system with an 8-track player. We went to parties to almost every weekend. I recall wild weekend, camping excursions at Big Tujunga. He was fun to hang out with. Sometimes he was the life of the party. One outstanding attribute I recall was that Mark was an exceedingly kind and gentle person. He was a dedicated employee at the company he worked most of his life. He lived his life to the fullest. Nothing but special and happy memories of this precious friend. Mark was more than a friend; he was a brother. May you rest in peace my precious, precious brother. I love you and will miss you dearly.
Posted by Jeffrey Bernard on July 6, 2021
I first knew Marek in our younger years. We were a group of friends in Junior High through High School. We did things together after school and during summer. I would still see him now and then through his good friend Mark Laskey. He was always a good friend and had a GREAT heart. As Mark described, he escaped a place where freedom was oppressed. He was blessed to to be brought here to live as a free man. He did well, esp. in serving his country so that all here may live free. A damn good Shipmate. I Salute Him⚓️
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Mark Komar, November 3rd 1958 ~ June 28th 2021

Marek came to the United States from Poland in 1968 with his parents. They escaped the oppression of communism to build a life in Los Angeles. In 1977 Marek joined the U. S. Navy and served with distinction until 1981 attaining the rank of Mess Specialist 2nd Class. Upon returning to civilian life he embarked upon a career in men’s clothing at the downtown LA garment district. Marek was a great friend and shipmate, he will never be forgotten.  

Mark “Marek” Komar

Marek came to the United States from Poland in 1968 with his parents. They escaped the oppression of communism to build a life in Los Angeles. In 1977 Marek joined the U. S. Navy and served with distinction until 1981 attaining the rank of Mess Specialist 2nd Class. Upon returning to civilian life he embarked upon a career in men’s clothing at the downtown LA garment district. Marek was a great friend and shipmate, he will never be forgotten. 
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Sixth Grade Graduation

Shared by Mark Laskey on July 4, 2021
When we graduated 6th grade in 1971 we all had to get up in front of the school and say some very depreciating things about ourselves. It would never fly today in our upside down PC world. Little blonde haired Marek got up and said with a heavy pre-pubescent polish accent “I am from behind the Iron Curtain…Poland”

Those words of his always stuck with me. For many years it was funny but as I matured I began to realize how harrowing it must have been and what a relief to escape the grip of the USSR