George E. Poole, 89 formerly of Princeton, passed away Sunday Oct. 20, 2013 at Fox Ridge Manor Apts. in Vincennes.
He was born June 14, 1924 in Boston, MA to Peter and Enzia (Devereux) Poole.
He retired as a Supervisor from the Department of Transportation for the State of Connecticut. He had been known as “Grandpa” the flower delivery man, from the former Broadway House Florist in Princeton.
He was a U.S. Army W.W.II veteran who participated in the Battle of the Bulge and the North African offensive. He was a member of the V.F.W.
He is survived by a granddaughter, Gracie Matteson of Colo.; 5 step-grandchildren, Donna Zenthoefer, formerly of Princeton and was the former owner operator of the Broadway House Florist; Don Hayes of Princeton; John Loeffler of Newburgh, Lance Loeffler of Princeton, Lee Leoffler of Wisconsin; several step great grandchildren; 4 brothers, Wallace, Harold, John and Jimmy Poole all of Colo.; 3 sisters Marjorie Uphold of Colo.; Elaine Crandel of Maine; Carol Krarr of Conn.; fiancée of his late son, Jeffrey Poole, Sylvia Sanchez of Wisconsin.
He was preceded in death his parents, his wife Dorothy Poole on Sept. 17, 2011, son Jeffrey Poole on Jan. 1, 2011 and a brother Timothy Poole.
Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday Nov. 1, 2013 at the Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton.
Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. There will be military services by Retired Military Veterans at the funeral home.