Lorin S. Conklin a lifelong resident of Kerhonkson passed away on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at Vassar Brothers Hospital. He was 65 years old. Born on January 27, 1949 in Kerhonkson; he was the son of the late Roy and Earla (Davis) Conklin.
Lorin was a decorated war veteran having served in the United States Marines Corps during Vietnam. He was honorable discharged in 1969 having earned the rank of Corporal and was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star for his service. He was a proud member of the NRA and his Native American background. Lorin was talented in so many ways. He loved drawing, writing and reading poetry and was considered an amateur geologist by his family for his extensive rock collections. He was extremely intelligent and well was educated in Organic Gardening. Lorin was a certified refrigeration and air condition repairman as well as a farmer. He was a kind soul who loved all creatures big and small. He will be missed by all that knew and loved him.
In addition to his parents, Lorin was recently predeceased by his brother Philip Roy Conklin and his lifelong friend and mentor Ralph Swenson.
Lorin is survived by his wife Carol; nephews, Jared, Brandon, Codi Conklin and their families; sister-in-law, Christine Rathbone; father-in-law, Bob Kortright and his wife Helen; dear friends, Bobby and Barbara Gaydos, Stan Stanton, Dale and Becky Santos, John Burns, Joanne and Al Gleich and Billy Degraw; father figure to, Damian Kirzonic, Amber LaRosa and Angel Jackson. Also surviving are numerous brother and sister-in-laws and cousins.
Visiting will be held on Friday, November 14th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at H.B. Humiston Funeral Home, 30 42nd Street, Kerhonkson. A celebration of his life is scheduled for Saturday at 11 am at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Accord Rural Cemetery with full military honors.
The family would like to thank the VA visiting nurses and psychologists who helped Lorin throughout his life as well as the Mobile Life EMT’s and the nurses and doctors at Vassar Brothers Hospital for their life saving efforts.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Lorin’s name to a local food pantry or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.