COMAR Robert “Bob” Francis Comar, 82, of Worthington, passed away Monday, February 23, 2009 at Riverside Methodist Hospital.

Veteran U.S. Army, WWII, and Korean War. Robert was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal and the UN Service Ribbon. He attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Ohio Army National Guard (ret.), and was flight instructor and Commander of the Army Aviation Facility, Beitler Armory, Worthington. He was awarded the Ohio Distinguished Service Medal with “V” for Valor in February 1976, for his heroic rescue by helicopter of two young boys from drowning.

Graduate of Bennington High School, Vermont, University of Vermont (BA). Robert loved his family, sports, and he loved to fly planes and helicopters. He cherished his life and health, and was always upbeat and optimistic.

Preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Hope, parents Joseph and Helen Natter, brothers Joseph, Richard, and Donald. Survived by children, Robin Jenney, Richard Comar, Ellen Bothwell, and Cheryl Bair; and grandchildren, Aimee Bothwell, Samuel Bair, and Matthew Bair.

Private family services were held Wednesday, February 25 at RUTHERFORD-CORBIN FUNERAL HOME, Worthington, Oh. Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.

Contributions may be made in Robert Comar’s memory to the USO (United Service Organizations), USO World Headquarters, Department WS, PO Box 96860, Washington, DC 20090.

Arrangements by RUTHERFORD-CORBIN FUNERAL HOME, 515 High Street, Worthington, Oh. 43085. Condolences may be sent to www.rutherfordfuneralhomes.com.