Obituary for Dr. Peter L. Comras
Dr. Peter Leonard Comras passed away on Jan. 4, 2021, at the Delray Beach Medical Center. Born in Massachusetts, Peter was the son of Harry and Eva Comras. Peter is survived by his lovely wife Myrna Rowe Comras, two sons, Darren Comras and Bryan Comras, as well as multiple nieces, nephews and grandchildren. Peter enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1954 at the age of 17. He later became a special agent in the Army Criminal Investigation Division (CID). After retiring from the Army as a Chief Warrant Officer 3, Peter continued to serve this country as a special agent with the U.S. Commerce Department for several more years before opening his own private investigation firm. During his military career, Peter was awarded multiple medals including the Bronze Star and Legion of Merit. His greatest accomplishment was keeping all his men in Vietnam alive. Peter held a baccalaureate degree in law enforcement and security, a master’s degree in police science and administration, and a PhD in forensic science.
During his life, Peter was a member of many organizations including the CID Agents Association, Military Officers Association, Association of Former Intelligence Officers, Retired Officers Association, Retired Military Police Officers Association, National Military Intelligence Association, National Counter Intelligence Corps, Fraternal Order of Police, National Police Officers Association, Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, Who’s Who in American Law Enforcement, and the American Society for Industrial Security. After his retirement, Peter served as a volunteer with the Delray Beach Police Department. Peter also served in several veterans and police organizations including the Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, The American Legion and the Vietnam Veterans of America. Peter will be buried in a private ceremony with military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. The family would like to thank the Veterans Administration, Delray Beach Medical Center staff and Trustbridge Hospice of Palm Beach County, Fla. for caring for Peter in his final days. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Peter Comras to Trustbridge Hospice of Palm Beach County.