Arthur George Conklin

Arthur George Conklin, 79, of the Lutheran Home, died at 8:10 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 17, 2013) in the nursing facility.

He was born in Irvine, Pa. on May 19, 1934, the son of Frank R. and Agnes E. Beardsley Conklin. He was raised in Tidioute, Pa.

His first job was making baseball bats (Louisville Sluggers) in Russell, Pa. He worked a crosscut saw with his dad in the family business and later was a yardman at Union National Furniture Factory.

Art enjoyed fishing (muskie and walleye) in the Allegheny River and Chautauqua Lake. As a young man, he played a lot of baseball.

He also enjoyed hunting, gardening, arts and crafts, and playing bingo. He was an avid New York Yankees and Buffalo Bills fan.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Marilyn Irene Blood Conklin, whom he married on April 26, 1969, in Falconer; a son, Brian G. (Tricia) Conklin, Lakewood; grandchildren: Brian D. Conklin and Jamestown, Eric, Nathan and Sarah Priester, Lake-wood; six brothers: Russell Conklin, Youngsville, Robert (Louise) Conklin, Florida, Albert (Betty) Conklin, Falconer, Kenneth (Gloria) Conklin, Irvine, Pa., Frank (Linda) Conklin Jr., Pittsburgh, Pa., and Wally (Chris) Conklin, Hondo, Texas.

He was preceded in death by six brothers: Jim, Johnnie, Joe, Richard, Jerry and Lee Conklin; and by his uncle, William Conklin, who helped raise him.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Steamburg United Methodist Church. The Rev. Albert Conklin and the Rev. Richard Young, will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Steamburg United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 283, Steamburg, NY 14783.

Visitation will not be observed.

Arrangements are by the Hubert Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

You may send a condolence to the family by visiting www.hubertfuneralhome.com.