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Curtis H. Conklin 12/20/2013

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curtis conklinCurtis H. Conklin
Curtis H. Conklin, 92, of Gouverneur, died on December 20, 2013, at his home. Curt is survived by his wife Beverly (Jenning), sons, Edward and his wife Ruth Conklin of East DeKalb, Norman Conklin of Watertown, daughters, Vickie Comacho of Arizona, Cheryl and her husband Carl Clark of Harrisville, stepdaughter Christine and her husband Richard Matthews of Clayton, 15 grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a stepson Danford Thornton, brothers Charles Conklin, Grafton Conklin, sisters, Fern Thompson, Elva Pelkofski, Doris Bowman, Ellebell Stuhldreher, Eva Cunningham, and a half sister, Edith Denesha. He was born on September 9, 1921, in the Town of DeKalb, the son of Rosco and Vida Holland Conklin. He married Isabelle Hall which ended in divorce; he then married Beverly Thornton on May 16, 1964 at the DeKalb Junction United Methodist Church with the Reverend Best officiating. Curtis was a mental therapy aide at Marcy Psychiatric Center for 10 years, until his retirement in 1976, prior to that he farmed on the Maple Ridge Road for 40 years. Curt was a member of the Elks Lodge in Gouverneur, and the Moose Lodge in Utica. He loved going to the casino, hobby farming, animals, playing cards and family gatherings. Contributions can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.

  1. kathleen jennings
    December 24th, 2013 at 14:20 | #1

    Bev, I am so sorry. I know you will feel the loss for a long time. Curt was a good man and a friend to many. See you next week. Love, Kathy.

  2. Allen Thornton
    December 25th, 2013 at 05:37 | #2

    Aunt Bev, We were so sorry to learn of Curt’s passing. He had a strong constitution and it seemed he would just keep going on. This is a difficult time and our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Bud and Linda

  3. S. Lee
    January 13th, 2014 at 18:12 | #3

    I want to express my sincere sympathy for the loss of your loved one and share the hope promised in the Bible.
    Isaiah 33:24 promises the time when an end to sickness will become a reality. God will put an end to pain, suffering and even DEATH. God promises at Isaiah 25:8 that death will be swallowed up forever. When God’s will take place on the earth as in the heaven, God’s Kingdom will fulfill the promise in this scripture.
    Jesus, who will be the king of God’s Kingdom also promised that “those in the memorial tombs will…come out.” (John 5:28, 29) and “The righteous themselves will possess the earth, and they will reside forever upon it.” (Psalms 37:29)

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