George Arland Probst, 70, of Avondale, Pa., passed away suddenly Sunday, September 7, 2008 at his home. He was the husband of Beverly Adkins Probst with whom he shared 49 years of marriage.Born in West Grove, Pa., he was the son of the late Ray and Margaret Hornig Probst.

He was a graduate of Kennett High School, Class of 1957. He was a member of the Oddfellows Club and served as Vice President of Delaware Beekeepers Association.

He was a stockman for Chrysler Parts Depot for 40 years, retiring in 2000. After retirement he worked part time for Guizetti's Mushrooms.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, crabbing, beekeeping, gardening and dancing. He loved rescuing wildlife, raising birds, and his Koi pond.

In addition to his wife, Beverly, he is survived by three children, George Probst, Jr. and his wife, Carla of Newark, Del.; Darrell Probst and his companion, Joanne Holtje of Hubbardston, Ma.; and Lisa Probst and her companion, Todd Feldman of Downingtown, Pa.; two grandsons, Jacob and Bryar Probst; one sister, Verna England of New London, Pa.; many nieces and nephews; and many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Richard Probst.

A funeral service was held Thursday, September 11, 2008 at Cleveland & Grieco Funeral Home, 221-223 Pennsylvania Avenue, Avon-dale, Pa., 610.268.2166.

Interment will follow in Union Hill Cemetery, North Union Street, Kennett Square, Pa.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the George Probst Lucky Wildlife Memorial Fund, 255 Buchanan Ct., Downingtown, Pa. 19335. Online condolences may be sent to

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