The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


September 1, 2013

Obituaries — Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013


Douglas Justice

Douglas Justice, 62, of Beckley, WV, died Friday, August 30th, at the Bowers Hospice House, after a long illness.

Born April 23, 1951, in Madison, WV, he was the son of Norma Jean (Jarrell) Justice of Madison, WV, and the late James Okey Justice.

Mr. Justice attended Mt. Tabor Baptist Church and was a retired employee of Patriot Coal.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife of 41 years Patricia A Justice, a son, Chadwick (Chad) Justice of Beckley; two brothers, Charles David Justice of S. Charleston, WV, and Gregory Justice of Madison. A grandson, Copper Ryllee Justice of Beckley, WV, also survives.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 1 p.m. at the Mt. Tabor Baptist Church with Rev. Michael King and Rev. Orville Syner officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Cemetery, Beckley.

Friends may call Sunday evening 6 to 9 p.m. at Melton Mortuary and one hour prior to the service time at the church.

The Family requests donations of sympathy be made to the Cancer Center of America and Bowers Hospice House.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley, WV.

Dr. Walter Joseph Kominsky

Dr. Walter Joseph Kominsky, 95, of Daniels, formerly of Oak Hill, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 30, 2013, at the Bowers Hospice House.

Walter was born in Blaine, Ohio, from Polish immigrants. He fought for his country in the United States Army during the Pearl Harbor attack. Walter was the sole remaining, West Virginia, Pearl Harbor survivor. Dr. Kominsky was a humble and noble optometrist for 40 years in Oak Hill. He generously donated glasses to the Lion’s Club for numerous needy families. So many of his patients fondly remember him fitting their first pair of glasses. He was also known for his love of polkas and gardening. His green thumb produced killer crops of tomatoes, corn, pumpkins, onions, and lettuce. His flower gardens were prominently displayed on the hillside of his home on Pea Ridge Road. Walter delighted in sharing his abundant crop of produce with family and friends all summer long.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Delores Kominsky, and his oldest son, John Kominsky.

Survivors include his two sons, Paul Kominsky of Oak Hill and Michael Kominsky and wife Julie of Daniels, daughter, Teresa and her husband Wes Keck of Richmond, VA; sisters, Tiny and Helen; five grandchildren, Christopher, Matthew, and Kevin Keck, Alexandria and Miles Kominsky.

Funeral liturgy will be conducted at 12 p.m. on Monday, September 2, 2013, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church on South Oakwood Avenue in Beckley.

A rite of committal will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley.

Friends and family will serve as pallbearers.

There will be no prior visitation.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to all his wonderful caregivers, with special mention to Sally Wood.

Private online condolences, floral gifts, and other expressions of sympathy are available to the family via

Arrangements with Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home-Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road in Shady Spring.

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