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Robert F. Coniff M.D.

March 14, 1932 — August 23, 2013

P. DEAN HOMER FUNERAL HOME 206 WATER STREET PO BOX 1 DUSHORE, PA 18614 TEL 570 928-8163 FAX 570 928-8116 Email OBITUARY Robert F Coniff M.D., 81, a resident of Kirkland Village and Eagles Mere, PA passed away on Friday, August 23, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Virginia (Davis) Coniff and son of the late Francis and Eleanor (Ruths) Coniff was born in Locust Gap, PA on March 14, 1932. He graduated from Mount Carmel Township school in ’50, received a B.S. from Penn State University, Main Campus in ’54, followed by an M.D. from Jefferson Medical School of Philadelphia in 1958. He served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Medical Corp. ’58-62 at the Philadelphia Naval Hospital, Bethesda Naval Hospital, and in Taiwan. Upon returning from abroad, he completed his residency of Internal Medicine at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA from ‘62-‘65 followed by a fellowship in endocrinology at the Medical College of Georgia from ‘65-‘67. Dr. Coniff practiced endocrinology at both the Geisinger Medical Center from ‘67-‘72 and at St. Louis Medical Park, St. Louis, MN from ‘72-‘82. While practicing in Minnesota, he served as a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota and as the President of both the Twin Cities Board for Diabetes and the Minnesota Diabetes Association. In ‘82 he was hired by Bayer Pharmaceutical as a Director of Medical Research in West Haven, CT, from which he retired in ‘97. Survivors: survived by his brother; Gerald Coniff in Baltimore, MD, children; daughter Catherine E Coniff in Eagles Mere, PA, wife of Christopher Kelly in Hamden, CT , son Todd D Coniff, husband of Jennifer (Frawley) in Clinton CT, and daughter Melissa A Maggioncalda, wife of John Maggioncalda in Allentown, PA., grandchildren; Jacob, Davis, Madeleine, and Miles. Bob was a member of the Eagles Mere Country Club, Eagles Mere Association, Eagles Mere Conservancy, Eagles Mere Friends of the Arts, and the Eagles Mere Historic Museum. A Memorial Service will be held at the Episcopal Church, St. John’s-in-the-Wilderness, 50 Jones Ave., Eagles Mere, PA on Saturday, September 7 at 11:00 A.M. The family will provide the flowers and ask that contributions be sent in his name to any of the following three organizations for which he served; Eagles Mere Conservancy, PO Box 64, Eagles Mere, PA 17731, Eagles Mere Friends of the Arts, PO Box 24, Eagles Mere, PA 17731, Eagles Mere Historic Museum, PO Box 440, Eagles Mere, PA 17731 Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA. To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Robert F. Coniff M.D., please visit our flower store.


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