John "Jack" N. Best, Sr.

August 26, 1940 ~ April 13, 2020 (age 79)


John “Jack” N. Best, Sr., 79 of West Deer Township, died Monday, April 13, 2020 at his home with his family by his side. He was born Monday, August 26, 1940 in Pittsburgh to the late Nicholas and Catherine (Weber) Best. Jack was a 1958 graduate of Hampton High School. Following High School, he was drafted into the US Army, where he served in the Army Reserves for 6 years. Jack worked for Equitable Gas Company for over 33 years as an equipment operator and serviceman. He was a Life member of West Deer VFD #2, where he served as a former Chief. He also was active in West Deer Little League and served on several committees for the School District and West Deer Township. Jack enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, and golf, though he dedicated his life caring for his family.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years Ruth A. (Antoszyk) Best, his sons John N. (Cynthia) Best of Baden and Scott Best at home; and his granddaughter Lillian Best of Baden.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters Grace Scorof and Dolores Dietrich.

With the present health crisis, a private blessing services was held and he was privately buried in Allegheny Co. Memorial Park, McCandless Twp. Memorial Contributions may be sent to West Deer VFD #2, 2163 Saxonburg Blvd., Cheswick, PA 15024. Arrangements were entrusted to the SIWICKI-YANICKO FUNERAL HOME, 23 McKrell Road, Russellton. View obituary online and leave condolences at

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