Robert L. Conkling

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ROBERT L. CONKLING, 92, died at home on Wednesday, December 22, 2010,
in Larchmont, NY.  The cause of death was prostate cancer. He was
married for 53 years to Sylvia Hoban Alexander Conkling, his true
love, who died in 2000. Bob and Sally met by chance one stormy night
on a night train from Pennsylvania Station to Philadelphia during WWII
(a story he loved to tell) and were married in East Hampton, NY in
‘47. They established their home in Larchmont, NY, in ‘54 where they
raised their six children.  Bob graduated from Manhattan College in
‘39, was a member of the men’s track team, became it’s captain, and
was inducted into the Manhattan College Hall of Fame in ‘91. Bob
served as executive officer in the United States Navy from ‘42-‘46
aboard the U.S.S. Tattnall and the U.S.S. Amick. He participated in
the Invasion of Southern France, was awarded numerous decorations,
including two bronze stars. He graduated from Fordham Law School in
‘49 and was admitted to the New York State Bar in ‘50. Bob spent his
entire career at the Manhattan law firm of Bleakley, Platt, et al.,
rising to managing partner.  He was a member of the Association of the
Bar of the City of New York; National Association of Railroad Trial
Counsel (President, ‘76-‘77); past president of the Larchmont Babe
Ruth League and the University Club of Larchmont. Bob is survived and
deeply missed by his family: Robert, Jr., Peter (Nancy), Christopher
(Ms. Simon McQueen), John, Jamie (Lillibeth), and Elise Galgano (Al)
and his four grandchildren: John Granata, James Granata, Heather
Conkling, Peter Conkling and one great grand-daughter: Jessica
Conkling. Viewing at John J. Fox Funeral Home, Inc. in Larchmont,
12/27, 2-7 p.m.  Mass at St. Augustine’s Church, Larchmont, 12/28, at
10 a.m. Donations can be made in his memory to Hospice and Palliative
Care of Westchester, NY.
John J. Fox Funeral Home, Inc. 2080 Boston Post Road  Larchmont, NY
10538  (914) 834-0144 www.jjffh.com

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