“Our visit was prompted by the sudden and stunning loss of our daughter, E. We had no idea what to do or what to expect, but Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home was beyond helpful and understanding. You were so patient with us and let our son run all around the facility. We are grateful for how your group handled everything — so many things we had never thought about. Truly, we were blindsided and we thank you for helping us through these tough days.”
— S. and F.
Patricia S. "Pat" Komar
September 14, 1945 - January 21, 2011
Patricia S. "Pat" Komar (nee Hartrich), age 65, a Naperville, IL resident since 1975, formerly of Chicago, at rest Friday, January 21, 2011 at her home after a two year battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born September 14, 1945 in Chicago, the daughter of the late Nelson and Rosemary Hartrich. Beloved wife of Walter Komar, whom she married June 25, 1966, loving mother of James (Patricia) Komar, Matthew (Lisa) Komar and Michael Komar, cherished grandmother of Alex, Caitlyn, Jessica and Zachary Komar, dear sister of Rosenele (Ev) Zack, Fritz (Molly) Hartrich, Betty (William Tampane) Cozzie, Barbara (Gary) Anderson, John (Nancy) Hartrich, Eva (Bob) Simutis, Margaret (Chris) Murray and the late Mary Therese (Jack Heggeland) Martin Heggeland, loving sister-in-law of Dennis (Colleen) Komar, fond aunt of many. Pat grew up in Chicago's Beverly neighborhood, attended St. Barnabas Grade School and was a 1963 graduate of the Academy of Our Lady (Longwood Academy). Pat was the women's volleyball coach and athletic director at SS. Peter & Paul Grade School in Naperville from 1977-1987 and worked as business manager at St. Michael Catholic Church in Wheaton, IL from 1985-2007. She was an active member of St. Margaret Mary Church in Naperville and enjoyed vacationing at her summer home in Onekama, MI. Visitation Tuesday, January 25, 3:00-9:00 P.M. at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, 44 S. Mill Street, Naperville. Services will begin Wednesday, January 26, 9:45 A.M. from the funeral home and will proceed to a 10:30 A.M. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 1450 Green Trails Drive, Naperville. Interment at Assumption Cemetery in Wheaton, IL. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be sent to: Ray Graham Association, 2801 Finley Road, Downers Grove, IL 60515, (630)620-2222, in order to help empower people with disabilities.