1928 — 2014
MAGGIE VALLEY — Ivin Arost, 85, of Maggie Valley, passed away at home March 10, 2014. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Sept. 1, 1928 to the late Louis and Lenora Spector Arost. As a young man in New York, he began his career in the produce business. In 1958 he moved to Florida and continued his produce business with his brother, Harold. He later formed his own produce shipping business called Hallee-Boy Sales in the Zellwood area of Florida and continued that business until 1996. Following his retirement, he and his wife, Jo, moved to New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and in 2005 they moved to the mountains of Maggie Valley.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Harold Arost.
Survivors include his loving wife of 35 years, Jo Arost; eight children, Vicki Brock, Lynne Anderson, Cindy Kapulski, Lori Bluni, Sandi Varn, Hal Arost, Terri Adams, and Aimee Arost; 15 grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.
No formal services will be held at this time. The family is honored to receive friends at Jo and Ivin’s home from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 13.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Med West Hospice, 262 Leroy George Drive, Clyde, NC 28721.
A message of comfort may be left to the family and guest registry may be signed at www.garrettfuneralsandcremations.com.