Martin Andersen shared this email with us recently:
Dear David, I am grateful to you for your industry in keeping the West High class better connected. To that end, for some reason I woke up this morning thinking about my 8th Grade West Jr High and 12th Grade West High orchestra director and chamber music coach, Dr. Raymond Comstock, with whom I was also a colleague in the Cedar Rapids Symphony for several years. I looked him up today on the internet, and was saddened to find that he had just passed away on December 14, at age 85. I have always had fond memories of his gentle, positive approach to nurturing students in the love of music.
We have shared Ray’s obituary on our In Loving Memory page as a tribute to this fine man.