On August 30, 2021, Jerome “Jerry” Anton Komin, beloved husband of Darlene Komin; loving father of Stacey Collins (Mike), Jennifer de Palma (Marco), and Jeffrey Komin (Alyssa); cherished grandfather of Taylor Venizelos, Jordan Komin and Jackson Komin. Also survived by a dear grand-dog, Koko.
Jerry Komin was a star athlete who shared this gene with his children and grandchildren. He grew up in East Baltimore and was so proud of his heritage. He graduated from Mount St. Joe in 1953. He left his mark there as a star basketball and baseball player. He continued playing basketball for Loyola College. Jerry met his beloved wife, Darlene, in 1961, and they married in 1962. January 6, 2022 would have marked 60 years of marriage. Sports did not stop there. He wanted to provide more for his family, so in addition to his full time sales job, he used his sports talent to referee soccer and basketball, and ump for baseball. He was honored to be selected for Mount St. Joe’s basketball Hall of Fame. His family attended this special ceremony with him in 1988. He shared the love of reffing with his son, Jeff. Now, his grandchildren, Jordan and Jackson, are refs for children’s sports in Howard County.
Jerry enjoyed annual family trips to Ocean City, MD. He provided drinks for beach happy hours with family and friends. He enjoyed his wife’s delicious cooking and baking. Flying across the country to Palm Desert, CA with Jenn and Marco became an annual trip for him and Darlene. He was an active man for most of his life, but he also enjoyed relaxing in his chair watching his favorite shows, like Seinfeld and Friends. He was so proud of his three children and grandchildren. Not many grandfathers can name all of the Teletubbies or sing along to Molly and the Comfy Couch! But, he could. He will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends.
Family will receive friends on Friday, September 3, 2021, at 10am at the Church of the Resurrection, Ellicott City, with a Mass of Christian Burial beginning at 11am. Interment services are private. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Gilchrist Hospice – Howard County or to Church of the Resurrection.
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