Robert Best

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CARTHAGE, N.Y. — Robert "Bob" Joseph Best, age 81 of Carthage passed away on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016.

Robert was son of the late Richard and Irene Best born May 1, 1935. He was a Veteran of the Korean War that proudly served with the United States Navy. He had a distinguished career as an engineer with Abbott Laboratories.

He served as a member of the V.F.W in Carthage, Moose Lodge in New York and the Independent Order of Vikings. Bob enjoyed fishing, boating and riding around sightseeing.

Bob is survived by his wife, Betty Lou Best of Carthage; his son, Richard "Rick" Best (Pam) of Laurinburg; step son, Randy Thomas (Mary Elizabeth) of Seneca, SC; three sisters, Betty E. Hogan (Jack) of Peru, NY, Karin Fein (Jack) of Poughkeepsie, NY, Helen "Teresa" Best of Destrehan, LA, Christine Trigg (Bob) of Ocean Springs, MS; his grandchildren, Hilary Best, Garrett Best, Ethan Best, Christopher Thomas Kerr, Holly Ann Noto and seven great grandchildren.

The family request that memorial donations be given in his memory to Reid Heart Center, 120 Page Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374. The family is planning a memorial service at a later date in New York.

Services entrusted to Richard Boles Funeral Service in Laurinburg

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Published in Laurinburg Exchange from Dec. 12 to Dec. 13, 2016
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