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Kevin Conklin
In Memory of

Kevin James Conklin

1958 - 2018

Obituary of Kevin James Conklin

Mr. Kevin James Conklin a life time resident of Port Jervis died Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at home with his loving family by his side.  He was 60.

He was born July 15, 1958 in Port Jervis, NY the son of the late Sanford Conklin and Mary Decker Conklin.

Kevin married Darlene “DeDe” Valentia 26 years ago on April 25, 1992 in Port Jervis, NY.

Surviving are:

His loving wife Darlene "DeDe" Conklin at home.

His mother:     Mary Decker Conklin                                                              Huguenot, NY

5 Children:       Amanda La France and her husband Paul of                        Sparrowbush, NY

                        Loretta Conklin and her companion Abner Padin Sr. of        Sparrowbush, NY

                        John Conklin of                                                                       Port Jervis

                        Amy Conklin of                                                                       Port Jervis

                        William Conklin and his wife Kerri Sacco-Conklin of             Myrtle Beach, SC

7 Siblings:        Sanford Wayne Conklin of                                                      Port Jervis

                        Vivian VanOrden and her husband Robert of                        Port Jervis

                        Tina Cosh and her husband Lester of                                    Cuddebackville, NY

                        Blanche Belcher of                                                                 Huguenot, NY

                        Richard Conklin and his wife Betty of                                    Port Jervis

                        Lisa Outer and her husband Donald of                                  Milford, PA

                        Cathy Clifford and her companion James Padgett of            Huguenot, NY

12 Grandchildren: Devyn, Jett, Dallas, Liam, Lyla, Brandon, Emma, Noah, Jermaine, Brianna, Abner Jr., & Korbyn.

He was predeceased by his brother, Wendell Conklin in 1959; his father Sanford Conklin and his Brother-in-law, Richard Belcher.

Visitation is Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 10:00am to 12:00 noon at Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Inc., 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771 on followed by a funeral services at 12:00 pm at the funeral home with Rev. Paul Zorn officiating.

Burial will be at Rural Valley Cemetery, Cuddebackville, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memorial & Honor Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

Funeral arrangements are by the GRAY-PARKER FUNERAL HOME, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771 845.856.5191 For additional information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family please visit