- 91 years old
- Date of birth: Aug 13, 1922
- Place of birth:
Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
- Date of passing: Dec 30, 2013
- Place of passing:
Friends House, Sandy Springs, Maryland, United States
|"Our relationship is as with companions, its steady center opening deep as family." ~Robert Conklin|
This website was created in memory of Bob Conklin, 91, born on August 13, 1922 and passed away on December 30, 2013.
There was a wonderful Quaker memorial service on February 22, 2014 at 3 pm at Richmond Friends Meeting in Richmond, Virginia at 4500 Kensington Avenue. We are immensely grateful to Richmond Friends Meeting, and to all of our friends who came to share in celebrating our Dad's life.
"Bob Conklin was a major influence on my young life, and I will be forever grateful to him. There are too many stories and too many fond memories from the early 1970s to even begin a tribute. Once, many years later, when I met Howard Zinn, my first thought was how much he looked like Bob Conklin. Anyway, thank you Bob. God bless you, Phyllis and Celeste and the rest of the Conklin family."
"Bob and Phyllis were warm hosts to my wife Cheryl and I during the summer of '67 while I worked full-time against the Vietnam War, under the mentorship of Phyllis and Marii Hasegawa. Their friendship meant a lot to us in that "summer of love." We were married the following year. (We are still fighting the never-ending misguided wars.) Also remember Bob on the Barksdale stage. One fabulous guy!"
"I miss hearing the sounds of Bob playing the piano from across the way. Bob gave me so many gifts, especially the opportunity to live in community, but the most important gift of all, his friendship and unconditional love.....and his LAUGH! If there were a contest for best laugh, he would win....or maybe he and Phyllis both would win. Miss them both so much."
"OH how I remember the days and times I spent at the Conklin house. Surrounded by music, laughter, "forward" thinking, humor and so much love. So much. I wanted to be adopted by Phyllis and Bob. I loved you all; especially Celeste who gave to me some of the best parts of my childhood. May blessing be bestowed upon all of you. Bob lived such a good life. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all."
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