Richard J. Best
September 11, 1933 - October 22, 2018
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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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.
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.
goodbye friend and classmate. another goodguy from precious blood school.
My thoughts and prayers to my grandfather and to all of my family and extended family.