George Leon Eblin
1940 - 2021
George Leon Eblin
Born: May 9, 1940
Died: April 15, 2021
George Leon Eblin, age 80 died after a brief hospitalization but a gallant fight against kidney disease on April 15, 2021. He is survived by is beloved wife of nearly 60 years Joyce (Weems) Eblin and his two daughters Georgia (Les) Levy and Angela (Donald) Dvorak and three grandsons Alec (Clara) Levy, Zachary Levy and Greyson Dvorak. He is also survived by his two sisters Geneva (Donald) Anderson and Sharon (Richard) Vollbracht and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Leslie and Mamie Eblin and two brothers Donald Eblin and Gerald Eblin.
George was born on May 9, 1940 at home in Omega, IL and attended a one room schoolhouse there. He was valedictorian of Kinmundy Alma High School in 1958. George received his undergraduate degree in Education from Southern Illinois University and later a Master's in Education from Middle Tennessee University. George started his teaching career at Peoria Richwoods High School in Peoria and later he taught at Downers Grove North High School where he was a much beloved science teacher to thousands of students over 35 years. He was the sponsor of my school clubs and often worked at sporting events. After his retirement he continued to teach at Wheaton Academy and Aurora Christian High School. His dedication to his students and education had him even substituting back at DGN well into his 70's.
George will greatly be missed by his wife Joyce. They met at a paperchase when Joyce was 14 and George was 17 and married in 1961. They shared a nearly 60 year marriage of love and family. Luckily, the family messed up on their anniversary during the pandemic and accidentally celebrated their 60th anniversary by mistake but now count this as a blessing. Besides being an extraordinary teacher George was an absolute Disney fan attested by the many trips to Disney World with his family over the years and his huge collection of Mickey Mouse memorabilia. George was also a fantasy and sci Ii fan which he has passed down to his daughters and grandsons. A memorial service is being planned for July 24 at the Downers Grove First United Methodist Church. Further details to follow. Donations in honor of George can be made to the National Kidney Fund or to the animal rescue/shelter of your choice.
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Published by Suburban Life Publications from May 6 to May 13, 2021.
Memorial service
Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
, IL
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I was so sorry to hear this news! Mr Eblin gave us great joy in my Physics enriched class with his colorful stories and experiments! So sorry for your loss Eblin family - and you in particular Angela! Enjoyed your dad's wit and humor very much
Connie de Lange (nee Connick)
June 1, 2021
Dear Mrs Eblin, Georgia, Angie and Family, My deepest condolences to all of you. Your Husband, Dad, Grandpa was such a great man we all looked up to. Many great memories of church and high school. Mr. Eblin just understood how to reach us kids. He understood how to make sure we were doing what we were supposed to do but also enjoy along the way. As one of those kids that tended to test the bounds a bit the really good ones helped us learn and grow theough those "bound testing years" and hopefully do something with our lives. Mr. Eblin was one of those guys. It was an honor to have known him and I look forward to the day in heaven when I can thank him with a few others who helped me along the way. Mr. Eblin will have a long line of the many kids he helped thanking him. I am sending you all my love, prayers and hugs in this terrible time of pain, loss and grieving for you all. May God shower you with his love and protection today and everyday. With love, Greg
Greg Boltz
May 13, 2021
My friend, Margaret Rossini, remembers many morning conversations with George when he came in to her desk to sub.
Denis Costello
May 12, 2021
Joyce, You may not remember but my sister Beth (Costello) Mikesell, now deceased, and her husband Herb played bridge with you guys in Peoria before coming to Downers. Our condolences.
Denis Costello
May 12, 2021
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