John “Jack” Conklin died on Sept. 23, in Scottsdale, Ariz, after a valiant fight with lung cancer.

Jack was born and raised in Forest Park and, at one point, served as a police officer. He worked that job until he moved to Scottsdale.

Jack is survived by his daughter, Michele Galasso; his granddaughter, Riley Galasso; his brother, Robert Conklin; his sister, Mary Conklin; his nieces, Lisa Novack, Kelly (Louis) Fox, Sara Novack, and Shelby Fox; his nephews, Scott (Terri) Novack, Braydon Link, Cale Novack, and Joshua Fox.