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2023 March 15th: John Comerford

John V. Comerford, 72, passed unexpectedly the morning of March 15, 2023 during his daily morning run with his dog. He was born November 1, 1950 in Hendricks, MN the son of Vincent and Delores (Lozinski).

John graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Salina, KS, Class of 1968. John attended Kansas Wesleyan before transferring to Fort Hays State where he completed his B.A. in History and his Master's in Business. John met his wife Jeanie Slaughter while living in Hays, KS. The two married on August 2, 1975.

John's professional career in retail management and human resources took his family to Idaho (Boise), Nevada (Elko, Reno, & Las Vegas), and Utah (Sandy). John and Jeanie returned to the Boise area settling in Meridian, ID in 1999. During the last 8 years John blended his passion of dogs and business together owning and operating a mobile pet grooming business in Boise.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Sharon (Comerford) Santry. Surviving in addition to his wife Jeanie are his sons, Patrick and his wife, Tiffany, of Riverton, UT, and Chris and his wife, Kristin, of Sacramento, CA; three grandchildren, Charlotte (Charlie), Jeanie (Jane), and Jackson; one brother Pat, of Salina, KS; and nephews Aaron and Nathan Santry.

John will be greatly missed. A memorial gathering is being planned for a later date. The family has heard incredible stories about John since his passing and would like to remember John by collecting stories about him from over the years.

Those wishing to receive more details about the upcoming memorial gathering can request information by visiting Those that wish to submit any stories about John can also do so at that website.

Those who wish to remember John in a special way may make gifts in his memory to Freedom Bound Hounds (, a non-profit dedicated to saving rescue dogs and placing them in new homes in the Pacific Northwest.

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