Kominicki, ex-editor and publisher of Long Island Biz News, dies
John Kominicki, former publisher and editor of Long Island Business News, died Tuesday after battling a brief illness at the age of 62.
David Winzelberg of the Business News writes, “A worldly figure, Kominicki was a Europe-based correspondent for European Stars & Stripes. He also wrote for The New York Times, USA Today, the Dallas Morning News and Newsweek, among others. In 1995, he joined The Dolan Company – former parent company of LIBN – as publisher of the Journal Record in Oklahoma City. He became head of the company’s editorial board and was an extraordinary mentor to many young editors and reporters.
“Kominicki grew up in New Hampshire and was an accomplished singer and actor, who performed in musical theater productions as a young man. He honed his gift for gab while watching Mike Douglas on the big console sets in his dad’s television store. Later, Kominicki and his wife, Marie, owned a home in France and visited there every summer.
“‘John Kominicki was a friend and mentor to me and so many others,’ said LIBN Publisher Scott Schoen. ‘Journalism and the entire Long Island community have suffered a huge loss. He will be sorely missed.'”
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