Richard J. Best

September 11, 1933 - October 22, 2018

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Richard J. Best, 85, of Wolcottville went home to his heavenly Father on Monday, October 22, 2018.

Mr. Best retired as a custodian for the Fort Wayne Community Schools.

Richard is survived by his wife, Margie Evelyn (Whitaker) Best; his children; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brother, James Best of Fort Wayne; and sister Norma Shaw of Fort Wayne.

A celebration of life service will be scheduled at a later date.

Preferred memorials are to the church of your choice.

Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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November 7th, 2018 10:56pm

November 1st, 2018 11:36pm

Eric Beebe
October 25th, 2018 8:07am
Fort Wayne

I taught at Northrop when Dick was there, and I always appreciated his help and friendship. Everyone in the school, including the students ,held him in the highest regard. He was one of the people that made Northrop special.

Dr. Douglas Williams
October 25th, 2018 7:30am
Nineveh, IN

Margie and family, I served as principal at Northrop High School during many of the years that Dick served as engineer/custodian. He was so competent, consciencious and simply the consummate gentleman. As an employee and as a person, Dick was exceptional in all regards. Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. Dick was special.

thomas schrader
October 24th, 2018 10:08am
ft. wayne/adams lake

goodbye friend and classmate. another goodguy from precious blood school.

Catherine Ervin
October 23rd, 2018 3:51pm
6518 Arnel Avenue Fort Wayne I

My thoughts and prayers to my grandfather and to all of my family and extended family.

October 23rd, 2018 3:10pm