John A. McComb, 81, 55 Maplewood Drive, a retired Sentry Insurance executive, died Thursday, April 5, 2001, following a recurrence of cancer.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Frame Memorial Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Ed Hunt officiating. His body has been cremated.
Memorials are established in his name in lieu of flowers for the Portage County Humane Society, the YMCA and Hospice of Portage County.
Boston Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. McComb was born in Green Bay on May 29, 1919, a son of the late Archie and Esther (Iliff) McComb. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin and the University Law School.
He served during World War II in an anti-aircraft batallion in England, France and Germany.
He was married to Lois E. Nelson in Racine on Sept. 18, 1948.
He started with Sentry Insurance as a claims adjuster in Chicago and then came to the home office claims department. He held various positions in the department and later became the Madison Branch manager of Sentry. While in Madison he served as a member of the board at Madison General Hospital.
He returned to Stevens Point as Wisconsin district manager and later became north central regional vice president and vice president of claims. He later wet to England as managing director of Sentry English Operations. On his return to the U.S. he served as executive vice president of U.S. Insurance Operations.
He was active in civic affairs.
He was on the Park Ridge Village Board and also served as village president.
He was one of the founders of the Stevens Point YMCA board. He served on the lay advisory board at St. Michael’s Hospital, including as president.
After retirement, he and his wife spent winters in Nokomis, Fla., and summers in Stevens Point. They returned to Stevens Point full-time in 1998.
Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Mary McComb, Blair, Neb.; three sons, Tom (Jennifer) and Bob (Judi), both of Stevens Point, and Jack (Diane), Northbrook, Ill.; one sister, Betty Day, Venice, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, Bob.