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1929 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
PALATINE - Richard C. Conklin, 84. Born July 26, 1929, he passed away April 20, 2014. Beloved husband of Lilius, nee Scott. Loving father of Christine (Larry) Malmquist and Barbara Jean Conklin. Proud grandfather of Brian, Carly and Nathan Malmquist. Dear brother of Betty Conklin Slaven. He was a graduate of the University of Illinois in 1951. He served in the Air Force in Korea and retired with a rank of Captain. He went on to study law at Northwestern University and practiced law in Chicago for 20 years. After his retirement, he and his wife traveled extensively. They had the pleasure of being in London at the time of the royal wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana. Their daughters and sons-in-law also had the pleasure of accompanying them on several occasions. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. He will be remembered for his quick wit, instant smile and kind word for everyone. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson's Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-4777. Memorial visitation will be 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 185 E. Northwest Hwy., Palatine. 847-359-8020 or www.smithcorcoran.com.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Apr. 23, 2014
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