Richard G. "Dick" Probst

Born: Thu., Mar. 15, 1928
Died: Mon., Oct. 12, 2020

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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

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Susie Jurkiewicz
   Posted Tue October 13, 2020
My deepest prayers for you we bought a lot of batteries and generators from you over many years you will be missed. May God bless you sir 🙏🙏

Cathy Jones Peterson
   Posted Wed October 14, 2020
Our condolences to the Probst family. Jon really enjoyed when Dick came in to the gun shop. He was a great man.
Jon & Cathy Peterson

Nancy Monaghan
   Posted Wed October 14, 2020
Our sincere sympathy to the Probst Family.
Dick was one of a kind and always had a story to brighten the day.

Nancy and Jim Monaghan

Nana Anderson
   Posted Wed October 14, 2020
Mary and family,we were so sorry to read of Dick's passing. For so long we loved to come and get"Probsty batteries" for our cars and we miss that so much! We both feel very privieledged to have known Dick so well and we sure will miss him! We are so sorry for your loss!Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help. Love Nana and Gene Anderson

Jennifer Wagner Battisti
   Posted Wed October 14, 2020
When I was a young child, people would ask me -- "What do you want to be when you grow up", and my answer would be -- "My Grandpa." My grandfather, Dick Probst, was a fun-loving and quick-witted man. Thanks to he and my Grandmother, we had the greatest gatherings growing up -- he loved jokes and spending time together as a family. If we were out to dinner, he would always want to know where other patrons were from, and have a kind word to pass along to each of them. We had many adventures, some to my Grandmother's (and maybe my mother's) dismay. I was his sidekick, as we rode in his yellow pick-up truck listening to his favorite accordion player. He called me "Champy". He was a man who was a friend to all. He'd pick up a hitchhiker anytime, and deliver a battery for no charge. He had a heart filled with kindness and generosity. He worked hard to provide a good life for his family, friends, and any one he knew. As my family and I mourn our loss, we remember the wonderful life he filled with love and great memories for all of us. I'll forever keep him in my thoughts, and live with him in my heart.

Lisa Healy
   Posted Thu October 15, 2020
Our Deepest Sympathies for the loss of your Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather. Prayers for peace for all of you.
With Much Love,
The Healy Family

Ken Johnson
   Posted Thu October 15, 2020
Dick was one of the good guys in the neighborhood.

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