William Richard Comstock passed from this life December 1, 2020 in Houston, Texas. He was born to Nellie Mae and Walter Edmund Comstock in Barre, Vermont, on February 17, 1944. A graduate of The University of Vermont, he worked for IBM in Burlington, Vermont, before transferring to Raleigh, NC. In his new position Bill audited IBM companies throughout the eastern US. He then settled permanently in Houston, a city he loved for its cultural offerings and where he worked for many years in management at the Houston Galveston Area Council.
Bill attended the Unity Church in Houston where he made many friends. He was a great conversationalist and loved to talk to new acquaintances when he traveled around the world. Bill’s most admirable attribute was compassion and he had a desire to serve the elderly and disadvantaged. Holidays found him serving food at a homeless shelter, and, after devastating hurricanes, he volunteered where needed. He worked at the Houston Astrodome as a triage person with the medical staff, and volunteered at a nursing home where he cooked for patients. He spent summers at his cabin in New Hampshire where he enjoyed the beauty of the remote mountainous region with his dog Daisy by his side.
Preceded in death by his sister Brenda Darlene Comstock, his parents and grandparents,
Bill leaves behind his brother, Fred Comstock (Sharyn); sister, Donna Dushku (Nicholas); and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family would like to thank the ICU staff at Baylor-St. Luke’s Hospital for their exceptional efforts to restore Bill’s health, and his loyal friends who helped to prepare his home for hospice care. We are indebted to Bill’s devoted angel friend, Madeline McGallion, who stayed by his side when we couldn’t visit and made sure he knew he was safe and loved.
A memorial service will be planned for a future date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the SPCA or any animal rescue shelter.
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