EASTCHESTER, N.Y. - Ine E. Comvalius, of Eastchester, formerly of Eagar, Ariz., and New Rochelle, died Aug. 5. She was 89.
Comvalius was born June 7, 1924, in Paramaribo, Suriname, daughter of Rudolph and Martha (James) Comvalius. She attended Teacher’s College in Paramaribo, Suriname and continued her education in the Teacher’s College in Den Hague, the Netherlands. She then continued her education at Fordham University completing a Master’s Degree in guidance and counseling. She served in the Women’s Army in Suriname, South America during World War II. She then taught in the Netherlands. She went on to become a guidance counselor in the Bronx. She was a member of St. Simon the Cyrenian Episcopal Church in New Rochelle.
Comvalius is survived by her daughter, Pearl Pengel; a grandson; a granddaughter; three great-grandchildren; a niece; great nieces; and eight siblings including Dr. Nadia Comvalius, Claudine Comvalius, Rudi Comvalius, Yvonne Comvalius, Lawrence Comvalius, Joyce Brielle, Bernard Comvalius, and Ellen Comvalius. She was predeceased by her parents; and brother, Theodore.
Calling hours are Monday, Aug. 12 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Fred H. McGrath & Son Funeral Home , 20 Cedar St, Bronxville, NY 10709. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13 at St. Simon the Cyrenian, 135 Remington Place, New Rochelle, NY 1081. Burial will follow at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, 540 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591, (914) 631-0081.
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