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Michael Komenda Obituary

Michael Maurice Komenda
Michael Maurice Komenda

January 16, 1961 - August 20, 2020
Born in El Centro, California
Resided in Salinas, California
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Michael Maurice Komenda beloved son, brother, dad, uncle and friend passed peacefully on August 20, 2020 after a short battle with cancer.

Mike was born on January 16, 1961 in El Centro, California to Joseph and Betty Komenda. He graduated from Central Union High School and then attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where he studied Agriculture Business, accepted an internship, and started his 40-year career in the produce business where he met and made many of his closest friends.

Mike loved Barbequing for friends and family, and was often called the “grill master.” He volunteered with friends to cook at many fundraisers around Monterey County.

Mike was committed to and loved his family, faith, country, work, and friendships. He was well known for his generosity and kindness to others.

Mike is proceeded in death by his father Joseph Komenda Sr., his mother Betty Komenda, brother - in - law Dick Whitman, and eldest brother Joseph Komenda Jr.
He is survived by his daughter Baillie Buhler, his siblings Mary Whitman, Rudy (Karen) Komenda, Julie (Steve) Elledge, Steven (Kelly) Komenda, Kathleen (Fernando) Cuen, sister - in - law Irene Komenda, brother - in - law William (Karen) Whitney Jr., mother - in - law Barbara Whitney, and many nieces and nephews,

The visitation will be Wednesday, August 26 at Struve and Laporte Funeral Home in Salinas, California from 4 - 7pm.

A funeral mass will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Salinas, California on August 27th at 9:30am.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made in his name to the Wounded Warrior Project.




Struve and Laporte Chapel
41 W. San Luis Street
Salinas, California 93901
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
22 Stone Street
Salinas, CA US 93901
Thursday, August 27, 2020
9:30 AM


Wounded Warrior Project
4899 Belfort Road Suite 300
Jacksonville, FL US 32256