George L. Conklin Age 88, of Rock Stream, NY, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 9, 2011. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Saturday, November 12, from 2-4pm; with a funeral service following at 4:00pm. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Greeba (Hays) Conklin; sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Alice Conklin of Reading Center; Gregory and Joetta Conklin of Rock Stream; grandchildren, Jessica, Jennifer, Jaclyn, Andrew. He was predeceased by his parents, Claude and Bertha Conklin; and sisters, Claudia Switzer and Ella Andrews. He served during WWII, from 1942-1945, and served in the Battle of Normandy, receiving the European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal and WWII Victory Medal. George worked for 26 years as Superintendent of Building and Grounds for Watkins Glen Central School from 1959-1985. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Humane Society of Schuyler Co.; 2386 CR-10 Alpine, NY 14805; Reading Community Church, PO Box 23 Reading Center, NY 14876; or the Watkins Glen Sports Booster Club, PO Box 267, Watkins Glen, NY 14891. You may sign a guestbook, “Light A Candle” or express condolences to the family online at www.Royce-Chedzoy.com.