Walter J. Probola
1923-2010 BENNINGTON Walter John Probola, 86, resident of The Village of Fillmore Pond, died on Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, following a brief illness, at home surrounded by his family.
Born in Trenton, N.J. on Feb. 10, 1923, son of Tomosz and Katharina Gomianek Probola, he received his early education in Trenton Schools and joined the Navy during World War II.
He was a cook and baker on an amphibious craft in the Mediterranean during the war. Following the war, Walter returned to Trenton and met Katherine Walachy who he wed on Nov. 24, 1945. Mrs. Probola survives. Walter had continued to work as a baker at the Servus Bakery in Trenton, for many years. He has also been employed by the State of New Jersey for several years until he retired in 1985.
The Probolas retired to West Palm Beach, Fla. where they lived for nine years and then relocated to North Bennington 14 years ago to be near their son, James, and his family.
Walt is a former member of the American Legion Post in North Trenton, N.J. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and Detroit Tigers fan.
Beside his wife he leaves his son and daughter-in-law, James and Diane Haddad Probola of Bennington; one grandson and his wife, James A. (JP) and Joanna Bolton of San Diego, Calif.; three great-grandchildren, Katherine Grace Probola, Lillian Devorah Probola and David Edward Probola, all of San Diego. Walter leaves one brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Emily Probola of Whiting, N.J., and nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by three brothers; Zigmund, Stanley, and Thomas Probola.
FUNERAL NOTICE: Services will take place privately at the convenience the family.
Arrangements are under the direction of THE MAHAR AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT. Guestbook condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net.
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