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Ralph Comer DS44 (1928-2018)

Ralph D. Comer, MD, PhD, DS44 died on March 10, 2018 at his home in San Antonio TX. He felt that his time at Deep Springs had a profound influence on his life. Bent upon serving, he earned five university degrees over time and used them for 22 years as a doctor in the Navy, first as a general practitioner, then in communicable diseases and preventive medicine and, thanks to a recovering alcoholic friend, ended his career working with alcoholics, drug abusers and their families, both in the Navy and in the private sector. After retirement, he was active in senior sports events, made music with friends, fished at every opportunity and enjoyed his family. He and his wife Joanne enjoyed 68 years of marriage, four children, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Ralph was 90 at the time of his death and avowed it was “a long and blessed life.”