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Edward Anthony Comer, 78, Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs, Department of Psychiatry

Edward Comer

Edward Anthony Comer, 78, died Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Metairie, La. Born in Brooklyn, New York, on June 13, 1943, he was the son of the late John Edward and Mary Dorothy (Ward) Comer, and husband of Carol Ann Cantelli Comer for 48 years

Ed was a graduate of St. John’s Preparatory School, Brooklyn, N.Y., and St. Peter’s University, Jersey City, N.J. After college, Ed became a Brother of the Poor of St. Francis at Mt. Alverno in Cincinnati, Ohio. After leaving the brotherhood, Ed became a teacher at Longview State Hospital while also working at the Children’s Home of Cincinnati. He then became an administrator of New Hope School for Special Needs Students in Brown County Ohio. Ed was an administrator for the Board of Mental Health of Brown County, a teacher at Chatfield College in St. Martin, Ohio, as well as Director of HEALTH-UC Rural Health Services in Georgetown, Ohio.

Ed received his Master's Degree from Xavier University, Cincinnati. He then worked in the Department of Psychiatry for the University of Cincinnati and the Department of Psychology at Xavier University in Cincinnati. Ed became assistant dean for clinical affairs and director of psychiatric services in the Department of Psychiatry at Wright State University in Dayton.

Ed was a generous man giving of his time, talent and treasure to many organizations and institutions, including Covenant House Cincinnati, Boys Hope Cincinnati, Covenant House New Orleans, Magnolia Community Services and Joshua Butler Elementary School, Westwego.            

A Funeral Mass will be held at Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home,  in New Orleans, on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, at 12:15 P.M. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made in Ed’s name to Covenant House New Orleans and Magnolia Community Services.