Robert P. "Bob" McConkey

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Robert P. "Bob" McConkey born December 4, 1922 in Clarksburg, West Virginia, died December 31, 2015, in York, Pennsylvania. He was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his two children, Ruth Moyer McConkey, (1923-2000), as well as by a second spouse later in life, Dorothy Mish, (1928-2014). An Army veteran of WWII, he was an accomplished artist, carver, and craftsman, and as a Tucson resident, 1997-2007, an active member of the Southwest Wood Carvers Association. Throughout a long career in Pennsylvania, Bob was a building contractor, shopping center manager, and retail business owner. A board member of the York (Pennsylvania) Art Association, he was renowned for his oil portraits of sports celebrities such as Joe DiMaggio, Reggie Jackson, Joe Paterno, and many others, each autographed by the subjects, themselves. His sports paintings were donated to a local hospital at the time Bob and his wife Ruth retired to Vero Beach, Florida. His award-wining bird carvings are in collections nationwide. He is survived by a son, Max McConkey, of Tucson; a daughter, Peggy McWilliams, of York, Pennsylvania; five grandchildren, seven great- grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be private. WORKINGER SEMMEL FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATION, INC., 849 East Market Street, York, is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Food Bank, 3003 South Country Club Road, Tucson, Arizona 85713.

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Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Jan. 1, 2016
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