Paul L. Best

Born: Mon., May 11, 1942
Died: Fri., Dec. 22, 2017


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Wed., Dec. 27, 2017
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Wed., Dec. 27, 2017
Location: William D. Elkin Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Dec. 28, 2017
Location: William D. Elkin Funeral Home

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Paul L. Best, age 75, of North East, died on Friday December 22, 2017 at home.  He was born on May 11, 1942 in Rimersburg, PA the son of the late Edward and Francis (Swartz) Best.  Paul was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the United States Army.  He was formerly employed by General Electric as a group leader for 36 1/2 years.  Paul was a member of the GE Quarter Century Club, Brotherhood of St. Joseph, and the Wesleyville American Legion Post 0571.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Clara Marie McQueeney and Linda Henry; brothers, James, Marlyn, Larry, Clyde, Lloyd, and Roland Best.  He is survived by his children, Tammie Messenger of West Springfield, PA and Erick Best of North East; sisters, Sylvia Blasdell (Jerry) of MD, Karen Gresh of Ripley, and Kathy Brockway (Tom) of CA; brothers, Wayne Best (Jane) of Knox, PA, Robert Best (Linda) of Ripley, and Reginald Best (Amy) of Depew, NY; grandchildren, Kevin, Joshua, Bendon, Cody, Shelbee, and Dustin; great-grandchildren, Skye, Lilly, Bastion, Vada, and Jazmine; also several, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends may call at the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 South Lake Street, North East on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 and are invited to attend a funeral service with Full Military Honors on Thursday at 11:00 am at the funeral home.  Officiating the service is Rev. Kurt Best.  Private interment at the convenience of the family.  Please send condolences to

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Janice edwards
   Posted Wed December 27, 2017
To all the family, you have my deepest sympathies. I have known Paul for a long time and he was a fun guy, along with his brother and sister. We all had good times. Thinking of you all. Janice

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