James Michael “Jim” Comyns, 61, of Avondale, died Thursday, April 6. Jim is survived by his wife of 24 years, Linda Montalto Comyns; his son, James Montalto Comyns; his two daughters, Rebekah JieYong Comyns and Jennifer Leigh Comyns; three brothers, Michael of Bryn Mawr, PA, Mark (wife Barbara) of Berwyn, and Matthew (wife Jennifer) of Connecticut; two sisters Jean Wierzbicky (husband Mike) and Carol Ann Korpi; and many nieces and nephews.
Jim was born in New York City to the late James Anthony and Joan Gunerman Comyns and was raised in Brooklyn. He received a degree in nursing from New York University and worked as a nurse, mainly in dialysis, for almost 40 years. Jim served as a corpsman in the United States Navy for six years, seeing action during Operation Urgent Fury in Grenada.
Jim was a follower of Christ for 28 years and was part of the Cornerstone Presbyterian Church family. Growing out of the many troubles he experienced in his younger days and the tremendous grace and forgiveness he found in Jesus Christ, Jim was a humble, faithful friend who was eager to help anyone who was struggling – especially folks who were overlooked by others. One of Jim’s favorite verses from God’s Word is Psalm 46:10, “He says, ‘Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.’ ” Jim’s life was marked by a patient confidence in God that made him the wonderful husband, father, brother, uncle and friend he was. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
A memorial service celebrating Jim’s life will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12, at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, 109 Gypsy Hill Rd, Landenberg, PA 19350. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jim’s memory may be made to the Mercy Ministries Fund at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church or, if you prefer to give online directly to the Comyns family, you may give at https://www.youcaring.com/comynsfamily Arrangements are by Foulk & Grieco Funeral home Inc. of West Grove (610-869-2685). To view an online tribute to Jim and to share a memory with his family, please visit www.griecocares.com.