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David Leroy Kominek

June 18, 1946 - November 13, 2012

David Leroy Kominek, 66, of Statesville, passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at the VA Medical Center in Salisbury.
He was born on June 18, 1946 in Seward, Nebraska, to the late Bohumil and Florence Burda Kominek. He was a US Air Force veteran serving in the Vietnam War. Mr. Kominek was a civil servant for over 25 years, serving as a detective with Marion County Sherriff’s Department and retired Sergeant from Keizer Police Department in Oregon. He was an avid golfer, fisherman, and hunter. He was a member of the Lakewood Golf Men’s Group, Keizer Elk Lodge #2472, and the VFW in Statesville. Mr. Kominek was regarded as a mentor, coach, and hero to many. He never met a stranger.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Dennis Kominek.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Gail Stanford Kominek; sons, Eric Kominek and wife, Anacka , Chad Kominek; brother, Dan Kominek and friend, Mike Love; sister-in-law, June Kominek; and grandchildren, Conner and Chase Kominek, Taylor and Makenna Kominek.
A Memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, November 18 at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tom McCrea officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. A Memorial Service will also be held in Oregon at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the NC Department of Fish and Wildlife, 1701 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1701.