Gerald J. Comeau, 77, a barber for 43 years who worked mostly at the Aspen Hill
Barber Shop until retiring in 2001, died Dec. 12, 2008 of cancer at the Casey House
hospice in Rockville. He had lived at Leisure World in Silver Spring since 1999.
Mr. Comeau was born in Lynn, Mass. He served in the Navy and was stationed on
the destroyer Douglas H. Fox during the Korean War. He was trained as a barber at
Chamberlain Vocational High School (49) in the District and began working at
the Aspen Hill shop in 1969.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus for more than 35 years. He also
belonged to the Sons of Italy Roman Lodge #71 in the District.
Survivors include his wife, Sara B. Comeau of Silver Spring; five children, Catherine
Poslosky of Walkersville, Gerald Comeau of Annapolis, Thomas Comeau of
Frederick, Albert Comeau of Ellicott City and Joseph Comeau of Brookeville; 14
grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
-- Yvonne Shinhoster Lamb