John F. Best

Born: Mon., Feb. 17, 1936
Died: Fri., May 24, 2013


2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., May 29, 2013
Location: W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Thu., May 30, 2013
Location: St. Hyacinth Catholic Church

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John F. Best, age 77, passed away on Friday May 24, 2013 in St. Luke’s Hospital. John was born February 17, 1936 in Toledo, the son of John and Ursula (Wawrzyniak) Best. He graduated with a degree in Engineering from the University of Toledo. John began his career at Owens Illinois Co. and then worked for Exello Corp., Palmers and Associates, Dana Corp. and then the Libbey Division of O-I, retiring in 1987. After retirement he worked for Glass tech and retired again in 1998. John was an avid railroad buff and he took his family many times to watch and ride the trains. John had a N gauge railroad layout at home and he cherished the time spent entertaining the grandchildren with it. He was also a member of Circle 8 and the St. Hyacinth Seniors. John loved to travel and trips to Alaska and Hawaii were among the many he took.
   John was preceded in death by his parents and sister Henrietta. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years Diane (Drella); daughters Karen (Paul) Lindsey, Marge (Rod) Shaw and Cathy (Rob) Lingel; grandchildren Jason, Jamie, Michael, Dustin, Garrett and Melissa.
   Family and friends may visit Wednesday from 2-8 p.m. at the W. K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy. where Scripture services will be held at 7 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Hyacinth Catholic Church where visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. The family prefers tributes be made to the Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio.

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Greg and Anna Czaja
   Posted Thu May 30, 2013
Our deepest sympathy during this difficult time.

Greg and Anna

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