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Edward Komuves

July 19, 1941 ~ May 28, 2021 (age 79)


Edward J. Komuves, age 79, of Evansville, IN, passed away at 9:55am on Friday, May 28, 2021, at the Linda E. White Hospice Home after cancer claimed his body.

Edward was born July 19, 1941, in Camden, New Jersey, to Louis Komuves and Katherine (Kracke) Komuves.

In 1955, he graduated from St. Joan of Arc Elementary School and in 1959 from St. Joseph High School in Camden, NJ.

From the time he was 10, he worked in various jobs but in later life focused on service to others as an addictions’ counselor in the field of alcohol, drugs, and gambling. It was important to him that others knew he, himself, was a recovering alcoholic/drug addict who, thanks to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), maintained his sobriety for 42 years.

Edward is preceded in death by his parents and four brothers. He is survived by his wife, Louella Bonnell Christy Komuves, of 18 years and 11 days; his older brother, Eugene F. Komuves (Joan) of Virginia Beach, VA; sister-in-law, Shirley Bonnell Wood of Loup City, NE, and sister-in-law Sharon Bonnell of Greeley, CO.

Also mourning his loss are his step-children, grandchildren, and great- grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends throughout the country.

Part of Ed’s ashes will be scattered in the Cooper River at Haddon Township, NJ, and the remaining ashes will be placed at Gates Community Cemetery near Broken Bow, NE, the area where Louella’s maternal birth family resided and where many family members are buried.

A celebration of lives will be held on Friday, June 18, 2021, from 9am to 11am at Lakeside Manor’s Community Room, 3201 N. Green River Road, Evansville, IN. This will be a time for celebrating Ed’s life (honoring his request for no formal service), saying goodbye to Louella as she returns home to CA, and meeting part of Louella and Ed’s family, all from out-of-state. Lakeside Manor has three requirements:-- 1) wear masks, 2) show proof of full vaccination, and 3) keep occupancy to 35 or less in the room at once (which may make rotation necessary).

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Deaconess Hospital Hospice in Evansville, IN. Mr. Komuves and his wife were especially grateful to all of the Hospice staff who came to their home for twelve days. They also appreciated the outstanding medical and emotional support they both received during the four days of respite care, a program that was a real Godsend.

Arrangements are being handled by BOONE FUNERAL HOME EAST CHAPEL – A Family Tradition Funeral Home, 5330 Washington Avenue, Evansville, IN.

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