Raymond Ross Conklin, 85 of Amwell Township died peacefully in his home on Thursday-November 8, 2018. He was born February 7, 1933 in Hickory Pa. the son of the late Kenneth C. and Grace E. Snedeker Conklin. Mr. Conklin was a graduate of Chartiers Houston High School. He served in the United States Army with the rank of Corporal from 1953 until 1955 during the Korean War where he received the Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. Mr. Conklin served with the 97th Engineering Battalion where he spent time overseas in Paris, France. After being honorably discharged from active duty in the Army, Mr. Conklin worked as a master carpenter in the South Hills area for almost fifty years. His passion in life was his farm, his horses, his children and his grandchildren. Mr. Conklin was very involved with and was the driving force behind his daughter’s and granddaughter’s love of barrel racing. He was an avid reader and was a big Pittsburgh Steelers, Pirates and Penguins fan. Most of all, Mr. Conklin was a true family man that enjoyed all the times that he spent with his family. His family was his life and he will be dearly missed.
On December 1, 1956 he married Betty J. Wallow who survives. The couple would have celebrated 62 years of marriage in December. Also surviving are two sons; Mark Raymond Conklin of Amwell Twp. and Eric Allan (Christy) Conklin of Hilliard, Ohio, a daughter; Marie Beth (Albert) Guido of Washington, a sister; Audrey Bunner of Upper St. Clair, four grandchildren; Morgan Guido, Joseph Conklin, Lauren Conklin and Jack Conklin, a special nephew; John Evans and several nieces and nephews.
There will be no public visitation. Private entombment will be held in the Washington Cemetery Four Seasons Mausoleum. Full military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Edwin Scott Linton Post # 175 and the United States Army. Arrangements are under the direction of the Warco-Falvo Funeral Home, Inc., Wilson at East Katherine Avenues, Washington, S. Timothy Warco, Supervisor/Director, Susan Falvo Warco, Director, S. Timothy Warco II, Director. Those wishing to make memorial contributions may do so to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org. Condolences may be expressed at www.WarcoFalvoFuneralHome.com