Conklin, Arthur, 91, a lifetime resident of Pompton Plains, NJ passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Whitestone Senior Care Facility in Stroudsburg, PA. A Navy veteran, he served as a signal corpsman in WWII. Arthur spent over 40 years with NJ Transit in their Corporate Offices in Maplewood, NJ having retired in 1990 as Deputy Treasurer. He was active in the community having held the position as Band Parent President for several years helping promote, support and raise funds for the music departments within the schools in Pequannock Township from grades 6-12 during the 1970's. Married to his high school sweetheart for over 40 years, his wife Audrey (Krause) passed away in 1993. He then remarried a long time friend and resident of Pompton Plains, Elaine Crane and was again married for over 18 years until her passing in 2015. During his lifetime, Arthur spent as much time as possible in Ogunquit, Maine, enjoying the beach, the sun and "surf" and New England's "lobsta". Animals and the wildlife became his passion, spending many hours in his yard feeding the birds, the squirrels, raccoons and whatever four legged creatures that made an appearance. He is survived by his two daughters, Nancy (Conklin) Bridges and Cynthia (Conklin) Winchell, Nancy's husband of 40 years, Benjamin Bridges, Cindy's step-son, Aaron Winchell along with Arthur's sister and brother in law, Lois and George Florance, nieces and nephews, Mellisa Florance Lynch (Artie), Charles Florance (Claudia) and Stephen Florance along with 3 great nephews, Christopher, Nicholas and Kenneth Florance. Visiting hours Sunday February 4th from 2-4 P.M. with a service to follow at 4 P.M. at Richards Funeral Home, 4 Newark-Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale, N.J. At the request of the family interment will be private. In lieu of flowers donations to AWSOM Shelter 3129 Godfrey Ridge Drive, Stroudsburg, PA 18360,  www.awsomanimals.org would be appreciated.

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