Loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and true friend passed away Wednesday, September 3, 2008. Devoted to his family, friends and Catholic faith he leaves a legacy of unconditional love for all who had the privilege of knowing him. He had a zest for life, a great work ethic, a life-long passion for sports and had traveled the world, including seeing all 50 states and 7 continents. Born in Windber, PA, the son of a Slovak immigrant coal miner, he attended Dickinson College on a football scholarship and went on to achieve his Master in Education at Temple University. He served in the Army and met the love of his life while stationed in Germany. He later went on to have a highly successful career with Arco Products Company, including international assignments. Andy was a resident of Rancho Palos Verdes for over 30 years. Andy is survived by his wife of 49 years, Christa Cominsky, and children AnnMarie (daughter) and Keith Blankenship, and Joanne (daughter) and Kevin Scoville. He was blessed with two grandchildren, Andrew Blankenship and Matthew Blankenship. He is also survived by his three sisters: Annamae Sebright, Eleanor Dunkleman, and Patricia Cominsky. The Memorial Mass will be held at St. Lawrence Martyr Church in Redondo Beach on Saturday, September 13, 2008 at 11am. Internment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the name of Andrew Albert Cominsky to the American Heart Association or American Cancer Society. To send the family online condolences, share memories and obtain directions to the services go to

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  1. Dear Joanne and Kevin, Our hearts go out to you as we offer you our deepest sympathy. We know your dad was a wonderful and loving man. May you find comfort in the many happy memories. One that comes to mind for us is sharing cocktails with him and Christa at their home after our trip to Hawaii. His zest for life, travel and sports was so evident. But, most important to him was his family. He loved you all so deeply. May all your beautiful memories of him comfort you at this sad time and bring you peace. With Love and Friendship, Mark and Karen Bemis

  2. Dear Joanne, Know that we are all thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. Please let us know if there’s anything we can do to help out. Charlie

  3. Dear Joanne & family, We want to send you all of our love, support and prayers during this difficult time. It sounds like your father lived a great life and I know he left this earth with more love than anyone could ever ask for. With deepest sympathy, Natalie & Michael Arvesen

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