Richard G. “Dick” Probst, 92, of Clarendon Heights, PA, passed away on Monday, October 12, 2020 at the Warren General Hospital.
Dick was born March 15, 1928, in Warren, the son of the late Arthur R. and Amy Alexander Probst. In the early years, Dick worked on the family farm, and delivered milk for Walker’s Dairy. In the sixties, he bought his first log truck, and that was the beginning of R.G. Probst Logging and Lumber, which he owned and operated until his retirement in 1986. In that year, he and his wife Mary started Probst Battery, which they operated out of their home for many years, serving hundreds of area customers. Dick was also a veteran of the Korean War.
He was a former member of the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club and the Eagles Club. Dick loved to interact with people and was quite witty. He always had a good joke to tell, and to know him was to like him.
Dick is survived by his wife, Mary Radspinner Probst, whom he married on March 14, 1953; three daughters, Deborah Borst and husband James of Cherry Grove, Dixie Watson and husband Fred of Warren, and Amy Ei and husband John of Warren; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Wagner Battisti (Jarret), Jeremy Borst, Jason Borst ( Katherine) Dustin Probst, Hannah Probst, Christopher Ei, and Caleb Ei; four great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Dick was preceded in death on April 3, 2018 by his son Gustave Probst; and two brothers, Dr. Robert Probst in 2000 and George Probst in 2020. Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in the Warren County Memorial Park.
The family asks for memorial donations be made to The Clarendon Volunteer Fire Department, 12 N. Main St., Clarendon, PA 16313 Those wishing to send online condolences may do so by visiting www.petersonblickfuneralhome.