Roy H. Conkle – Georgetown (Greene Twp.)

Roy H. Conkle, 89, a lifelong resident of Georgetown, (Greene Twp.) died unexpectedly Sunday morning, January 13, 2019, at his Georgetown residence.

Born November 8, 1929, in Georgetown, the son of the late Robert F. and Alice G. (Pinney) Conkle.

A 1947 Chester High School graduate, an avid farmer, he had worked for Crucible Steel as a supply clerk for over 35 years, retiring in 1982. His hobbies included aviation, owning and flying a Piper Cub and a military training plane. He also enjoyed square dancing.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Ross and Jeannette Pinney.

Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Dolores (Hoskins) Conkle, whom he married on February 16, 1957; his children, Beverly (Seth) Fenner of South Carolina, Diana Gourley of Weirton, Bruce Conkle of Georgetown and Amy (Jerome) Thomas of Georgetown. a son-in-law, Dan Gourley of Moon Twp.; a sister, Marian and her late husband, John Chaney of New Cumberland West Va.; six grandchildren, Alaina, Justin, Brandon, Lindsy, Rachel, and Natalie; two great-grandchildren, Charlotte and Lauren.

Family and friends are welcome to call at the MCCONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 447 Pine St., Hookstown, PA 15050 on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. where his services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. with Wilmer J. Olszewski of the Hookstown Free Methodist Church officiating.  He will be laid to rest in the Mill Creek Hill Cemetery, Georgetown.

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