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Richard Conklin

Richard Conklin

Thursday, December 5th, 1946 Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

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Obituary for Richard W. Conklin

Richard W. Conklin, 72, of Shark River Hills, Neptune, passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2019.
Mr. Conklin was born and raised in Jersey City, the son of the late Joseph H. and Mary V. Conklin. He was a graduate of Marist High School, in Bayonne, and St. Peter’s University, Jersey City, where he earned a BS in Business Management. He served in the Army, including a 14-month tour in Vietnam with the 10th Mountain Division and the 5th Special Forces Command. He went on to a distinguished career as a Senior Logistics and Inventory Management Specialist for the Army at Fort Monmouth, before retiring. He was a 28-year member of the American Legion Post 346 in Neptune.
Mr. Conklin is survived by his beloved wife, Mary E. Conklin. He is also survived by his children Colleen Conklin, of Neptune City, Brian R. Conklin and his wife, Virginia, of Belmar, and Kevin R. Conklin and his wife, Melissa, of Neptune. He was the beloved grandfather of Richard J. and Joseph R. Conklin. Also surviving are his brothers, Joseph T. Conklin, of Chicago, and Robert L. Conklin, of Clifton, his sister-in- law and her husband, Anita and Joseph Jankoski, his sister-in-law, Barbara Noble, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will take place at O’Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Hwy. 35, Wall, on Thursday, March 7, 2019, from 5-8 PM. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Rose Church, Belmar, on Friday, March 8, 2019, at 10:30 AM. Cremation will take place privately. In lieu of flowers, donations in Richard’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, via www.stjude.org.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, March 7th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    O'Brien Funeral Home - Wall
    2028 NJ-35
    WALL, NJ
    Thursday, March 7th, 2019
    5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    Friday, March 8th, 2019 | 10:30am
    St. Rose Church of Lima - Belmar
    7 th avenue
    Friday, March 8th, 2019
  • Interment

    Private Cremation
    4201 Rt. 33
    Tinton Falls, NJ

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With deepest sympathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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Brian, with deepest sympathy. My condolences to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. In Loving Memory of Richard Conklin
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you were a great dad to your kids. and a good neighbor we will miss you a lot. I will have a beer for you lol bovie family
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Juliano Family

Our deepest sympathy. Mr. Conklin was a great neighbor and friend we will miss seeing him on Milford Rd. He was a wonderful man and we pray that you find comfort in your memories.
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