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Monday, January 30, 2017

 

LYMAN "FLAP" CONKLIN, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

Lyman “Flap” Conklin age 87 of Port Jervis and life long resident of Huguenot passed away Sunday, January 29, 2017 at Port Jervis. He was born on August 16, 1929 in Huguenot, NY the son of Edsall and Jennie Conklin. Flap proudly served our country from 1950-1952 during the Korean War with the US Army. He worked with the Laborers Union Local 17, Newburgh NY from 1952-1973 and then as a foreman for the Town of Deerpark Highway Dept. until his retirement in 1992. He is the last charter member of the Huguenot Fire Dept., and a 25 year member of the Orange County Fire Warden’s Assoc. He is also a life member of the Roosa-Fleming V.F. W. Post #161, Port Jervis; a member of the Beaver Dam Hunting Club and the Neversink Valley Grange, Huguenot. Flap was an avid hunter and fisherman enjoying the great outdoors. He was a talented woodworker and craftsman and enjoyed going to the Racino at Monticello. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and was known as “Poppy” to all his beloved grandchildren. Flap married Helen DeGroat Conklin on September 4, 1950, who pre-deceased him. He is survived by his daughters Helen Abraham of Port Jervis, with whom he lived and was his long time care giver, Cindy Ricks and her husband Rick of Saugerties, NY, Penny Hockenberry and her husband Charles, Jr of Sparrowbush, his seven grandchildren; Sherry Murnan and her husband Chris, Kevin Schultz and his companion Amanda, Karena Gray, Keith Schultz and his fiancé Ashley, Charles Hockenberry, III and his wife Jennifer, Matthew Hockenberry and his wife Sheena, Penny Osiecki and her husband Jason; seven great grandchildren; Sadie, Wyatt, Ryan, Lucas, Logan, Matthew Jr., and Tucker, several nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his infant son, his brother Edsall “Junior” Conklin, his sister Eleanor Conklin and his son-in-law Herbie Abraham, Jr. Visitation will be held 4-7 PM Tuesday, January 31 at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Firematic services will be held at 6 PM and VFW services will be held at 6:15 PM at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held 11 AM Wednesday, February 1st at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home. Rev. Nancy Vonderhorst will officiate. Interment will follow at Rural Valley Cemetery, Cuddebackville, NY with military honors. The Conklin family would like to extend a special thank you to Hospice of Orange (West Team) for their professional and compassionate care shown to Flap. This wonderful program of care provided much comfort for him and his family during his time of illness. We would also like to thank the volunteers who visited Flap on a weekly basis. You are all very special to us. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550. Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. For information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family visit knightauchmoody.com.

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