Elmer M. “Skip” McConkey 72 of LaPlata, MD, passed away peacefully on Thursday April 27, 2023 in Waldorf, MD.
Skip was born on October 28, 1950 in Washington, DC to the late Elmer and Mary McConkey. He is also predeceased by his brothers Paul and Richard McConkey as well as sisters Linda Gurzell, Shirley Downey, and Vicki Sweeney.
He is survived by his loving wife, Carolyn McConkey; his son Skip McConkey (Gina) and his daughter Sheila Margolis (Marty); his brother Ronald McConkey (Thelma); his grandchildren: Taylor Stapleton, Alexandra Stapleton, Taylor Fusco (Gennaro), Marty Margolis III, and Gianna McConkey; and his great grandchildren: Georgia and Jagger Fusco. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and great friends that were always considered family.
Skip worked at Singleton Electric Co. as an Outside Electrical Superintendent from 1975 until retirement in 2016. Singleton was his second family and he put everything he had into succeeding. He was responsible for the manpower on some of Singleton’s most prestigious jobs during that time including the National Archives, the Dulles Airport Expansion, the Department of Treasury, the National Gallery of Art, and the renovation of Wedge One of the Pentagon as well as the rebuild after the attacks on 9/11. In addition to these, he supervised the manpower on almost all of the water and wastewater treatment jobs that Singleton did when he was Outside Superintendent. They don’t have the name recognition, but they were vitally important to the success of Singleton and keeping their guys working. All told, Skip was involved with 22 Washington Building Congress Craftsmanship Award winning projects as well as 2 WBC Star Awards for Excellence in the Face of Adversity. But more important than the accolades, Skip navigated many very difficult jobs all while teaching the next generation how to do things the Singleton way.
Skip was a long time member of Hawthorne Country Club, where he enjoyed golfing and taking money from his friends playing poker. He also enjoyed fishing and boating on the bay, and loved spending time at his beach house with his family and grandkids.
We are at peace knowing he is spending his eternal life with the Lord.
His funeral services will be private.
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