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Leroy D. Conklin Sr.

March 20, 1942 - April 22, 2019


Sayre, Pennsylvania

Date of Death:

April 22, 2019



Birth Date:

March 20, 1942

Birth Place:

Elmira, New York

Service Information:

Friday, April 26, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Athens United Methodist Church, 118 S. Main Street, Athens, Pennsylvania 18810



Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pennsylvania

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Leroy D. Conklin Sr.

Leroy D. Conklin Sr., 77, of Sayre passed away on Monday, April 22, 2019 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.

He was predeceased by his parents, Edward and Alice Mae Searfoss Conklin.

Leroy is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Janet; children, Alison (Joseph, Jr.) DeVita of Elmira, Leroy “Moose” (Karen) Conklin Jr. of Sayre and Christopher Edward (Amanda) Conklin of Athens; sister, Terry Jean (Gene) Wayman of Waverly; grandchildren, Joseph DeVita III, Luchano DeVita, Dylan Conklin, Tyler Colburn, Jenna Colburn, Skylar Conklin, Cailyn Conklin and Abigail Conklin; special friends, Ann Williams, Dick Johnston and Harry and Maureen Howland.

Roy graduated from Sayre High School in 1960 and went on to serve in the U.S. Air Force.

He retired after 30 years from IBM in Owego as a quality inspector.  After his retirement “Mr. Roy” worked as a crossing guard for the Sayre School District for Synder Elementary. He thoroughly enjoyed his job and thought of all the kids as “his kids.”

Roy’s greatest pride was his grandchildren.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling and was an avid reader.  He enjoyed reading a good book on his front porch.  Roy enjoyed watching super hero movies and prowresting.

A celebration of life will be held on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Athens United Methodist Church, 118 S. Main Street, Athens with Rev. Helen Learn officiating.  Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens at the convenience of the family. Roy asked in lieu of flowers memorial donations should be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the Children’s Miracle Network.  Those wishing to send a message of sympathy to Leroy’s family may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at

  Sympathy Messages

From:  Robin Fuller
I am so saddened to hear of Mr. Conklin’s passing. My condolences to the entire family. It was unfortunate to meet him in a hospital setting I bet he was awesome to know in day to day life.

From:  Erin
Janet im so sorry for your loss, he was an absolute wonderful and kind man

From:  Annette Rupp
Janet and family,
We are so sorry to learn of Leroy's passing.  We hope you find solace in the memories of good times spent with him.  He was a great family man from what we knew of him.  Please extend out condolences to the rest of the family.
With our sympathy,
Benny and Annette Rupp

From:  Paul Larrabee
Been many years since I have seen Leroy. But have good memories of him and his parents, Rest in peace my friend.

From:  Ross (Rusty) & Marci Wayman
Terry & Gene,  So sorry for the loss of your Brother and Brother-In-Law. May he Rest-In-Peace.

From:  Regina Allen
Janet and family, I was sorry to read of Roy's passing. You both had a great marriage together. I know how you feel. Take care. Lois Allen

From:  VFW Post 1536
Please accept our deepest sympathy.

From:  Nick and Patti Ball
Dear Janet and the entire Conklin family,
Our deepest condolences to you all. May the fond memories that you shared, and the love of family and friends bring comfort to your heart.  Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Love and prayers

From:  Ron Cole
Conklin Family,
I'll be thinking and praying for everyone during this difficult time.  LeRoy was a very dedicated man to his family, and I appreciated how he had helped with the many children in our school district as a crossing guard. There were countless times of friendly waves from the Conklin porch, and some good conversations.  LeRoy was a fine man! 
Ron Cole

From:  Dan Johnston
May God bless and comfort you and your family during this difficult period; please accept my sincere condolences

From:  Shawn and Wendy Madigan
Alison,Moose, and Chris,
So sorry to hear about your Dad.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Shawn and Wendy

From:  Nina
With deepest sympathy for your family's loss.  My prayers are with you.

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