OBITUARY

Joseph Raymond Probola

February 10, 1930March 8, 2018
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Joseph "Buck" Raymond Probola, 88, of the Whiting section of Manchester Twp., passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 8, at home surrounded by family. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy having served during the Korean War. He became the Head Groundskeeper at the Trenton Psychiatric Hospital working there for 37 years and retiring in 1991. Born in Trenton he resided there most of his life coming here in 1996. He was an avid fisher and hunter and more recently enjoyed playing tennis. He loved his family very much.

Joseph is predeceased by his 4 brothers The late Zigmund, Stanley, Thomas & Walter Probola. Joseph is survived by his wife Emily nee Kessler of 60 years; a son Thomas & his wife Alyse; a grandchild Lindsey along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at the Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, 115 Lacey Rd. Whiting. Funeral Services will be on Thursday, at 11 am from Anderson & Campbell. Interment will follow with Military Honors at the Brig. Gen. Wm. C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 350 Provinceline Rd. Wrightstown, 08562.

  • FAMILY

  • Emily (nee Kessler) Probola, Spouse
  • Thomas & Alyse Probola, Son
  • Lindsey Probola, Granddaughter

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, March 14, 2018
  • Blessing Thursday, March 15, 2018
  • Committal Service Thursday, March 15, 2018
REMEMBERING

Joseph Raymond Probola

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Shar Holliday

March 14, 2018

My first memory of Uncle Buck was he & Aunt Emily bringing pizza to our house. They were babysitting. I must have been struggling because he taught me to “fold the pizza”... still my favorite food.

Uncle Buck not only loved life but was the life of the party...and many parties there were...big family gatherings...picnics, birthdays, weddings, luncheons...always fun, lots of laughter.

Uncle Buck was a family man. Aunt Emily was the love of his life as were Tommy, Alyse and Lindsey. He adored them all.

Your funny stories, your big heart and your kind soul. Everybody loved Joseph Raymond Probola. You will be missed, Uncle Buck.

Carol Kessler

March 13, 2018

Joe Buck. Always wanted to know what color my hair was this time (that would be the next time we’d see each other). He and I would always raz each other. It was easy to get him going. I enjoyed the luncheons, the picnics, the parties and the family get togethers. Buck was always the funny guy! Everyone loved him. I know there are a lot of “Buck” stories out there. The greatest memory was his son’s wedding. He was so very proud of you Tommy. That wedding was spectacular and we talked about it for years. His new daughter in law, Alyse, was a special addition to his family. He loved Alyse like a daughter. Then came his granddaughter Lindsey. Buck was so excited and proud to be a grandpa. The last couple of years were quite the struggle for him physically. He put up a good fight. Unfortunately, he became tired and the fight was over. Now he has no more pain, no more heartaches and no more restless nights. He is at peace and without pain. Buck, you will surely be missed, especially by your favorite “Red Head.” We loved you for a long time. Your favorite sister in law!! Carol

Richard Ruch

March 13, 2018

Thank you Joe for being a supportive parent during my childhood, teen and adult years. I will miss your encouragement and general interest in my life and education. The lifelong friendship, playing soccer with your son Tom has been some of the best days of my life. You and your wife made that possible. The West End soccer, the 64 Travel team, the Pennington School championships, and Muhlenberg College soccer games are all cherished times. Your sacrifice and hard work is appreciated and will not be forgotten.

My condolences to all.

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Biography

Joseph Raymond Probola, 88, of the Whiting section of Manchester Twp., passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 8, at home surrounded by family. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy having served during the Korean War. He became the Head Groundskeeper at the Trenton Psychiatric Hospital working there for 37 years and retiring in 1991. Born in Trenton he resided there most of his life coming here in 1996. He was an avid fisher and hunter and more recently enjoyed playing tennis. He loved his family very much.
Joseph is predeceased by his 4 brothers The late Zigmund, Stanley, Thomas & Walter Probola. Joseph is survived by his wife Emily nee Kessler of 60 years; a son Thomas & his wife Alyse; a grandchild Lindsey along with several nieces and nephews.