Ronald R. Best, 75, of Gilpin Township, passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 in his residence.
A son of the late Charles Robert Best and Twila Marie (Rosenberger) Best, he was born on April 2, 1945 in Kittanning, PA.
Ronald was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served as a medic stationed in Germany. For 30 years, he worked for Allegheny Ludlum in West Leechburg before retiring in 1996. Ronald was a member of the Schenley American Legion Post #775 and the Leechburg Moose Lodge #102. He was of the Lutheran faith and enjoyed watching football and gardening.
Survivors include his son, Larry E. Best of Gilpin Township; his daughter, Karen Best of Leechburg; a brother, Larry Best (Linda) of Lower Burrell; three sisters, Shirley Shaner of Gilpin Township, Donna B. Grafton (Eugene) of Gilpin Township, and Patricia Ann Best of Kittanning.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Kathie (Hepler) Best in 2010; three brothers, Paul J. Best Sr., Roger L. Best, Robert Eugene Best (infant); and a sister, Martha Cooper.
Friends will be welcomed by his family on Thursday, July 30, 2020 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Clawson Funeral & Cremation Center, 170 Main Street, Leechburg (724-842-1051). All visitors are asked to respectfully follow current state guidelines concerning pandemic measures of required face coverings, social distancing and gathering restrictions. Private interment will be held in Greenwood Memorial Park in Lower Burrell.
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