Dr. Edward Foster Conklin, a Cardiovascular - Thoracic surgeon, died on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 in Edgewater, NJ. He was 90 years old. He was born September 27, 1928 in New York City, the son of Charles H. Conklin, former president of the Northern Insurance Company and Madeleine Foster Conklin. He grew up in Hackensack, NJ with his younger brother Charles Hill Conklin, Jr., 1931-1937. Dr. Conklin was a proud graduate of Camp Mowglis, Den 1942, Deerfield Academy, Class of 1946, Yale University, Class of 1950 and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Class of 1954. He served in Frankfurt, Germany in the Army Medical Corps from 1955 to 1957. He completed his General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery Residencies at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He was in private practice at St. Vincent's Hospital on 12th Street in New York City. He also practiced at Hackensack, Harlem, and Pascack Valley Medical Centers. He retired in 1996. He was a former member of Arcola and Knickerbocker Country Clubs and an associate member of the University Glee Club of New York City. He was an avid outdoorsman and a very active member of the Campfire Club of America. He and his wife traveled the world playing golf and pursuing large and small game. A longtime resident of Englewood and Ft. Lee, NJ, Dr. Conklin is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Carol W. Conklin of Edgewater, NJ, and his three children, Charles H. Conklin II (Gail) of Brambleton, VA; Mary Foster Conklin (Glenn Bowen) of New York City; and E. Foster Jr. (Sandra) of Norwood, NJ. He was an inspiration and wonderful companion to his four grand-children, Christina Conklin, Charles H. Conklin III, E. Foster Conklin III and Janet Conklin. A memorial is planned for the new year at The First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons (https://www.ps.columbia
edu); or the Holt Elwell Memorial Foundation https://www.mowglis.org
Services by Barrett Funeral Home, Tenafly, NJ.