While looking around the internet in search of former classmates I was shocked to see that Clarence alumnus ('71) Brian Comstock had passed a few years ago. Brian and I were in the same typing class many years ago. In fact, he sat in front of me, so I could see the fervent peek, hunt, and peck system he employed as we were supposed to be keeping our eyes on a very important document that we were reproducing as quickly as possible. It definitely caught Mrs. Frasier's attention...I think she used to stand over him with a ruler in hand...she might have even installed a hands cover, but I can't remember...many years have passed.
Rest in peace, Brian.
"A. Brian Comstock, age 56, of Hawthorne, died Monday March 1, 2010 from injuries received in an occupational accident. He was a native of Lockport, New York and lived in Hawthorne for the past 26 years, coming from Clarence, New York, where he grew up. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Interlachen where he was a Reader and Eucharistic Minister. He was also a member of Knights of Columbus in Interlachen and had been involved with Habitat for Humanity. He worked as a commercial construction superintendent for many years. He most enjoyed fishing, Florida Gator sports and spending time with his family. He attended Rochester Institute of Technology where he played football for Tom Coughlin. He was a proud member of the "sinkhole gang". He was preceded in death by his parents, Alan and Anna Comstock.
Brian is survived by his wife, Sandra Hannon Comstock of Hawthorne; his son, Robert Comstock & fiancee, Kara Mathe of Gainesville; his mother-in-law, Dolores Hannon of Gainesville; sisters, Nancy Smith and husband, Jake of Akron, New York and Jane Comstock and husband, Vincent Jones of Kensington, Maryland; sister-in-law, Patricia Cruver and husband, George of Hudson, Florida along with many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Memorial donations can be made to: St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church Building Fund, 1200 Highway 20 West, Interlachen, Florida, 32148."
Brian and Sandy from the Class 71 yearbook: