Douglas George Doug' Best September 24, 1925 - August 17, 2016 Escondido Born in Canada to Robert & Nellie Best. Survived by his wife of 69 years Lorene, children Debbie & Bruce, grandchildren Tyler, Tracy, Greg, Violet, Able & Emma and great-grandchildren Jacob, Ezekiel, Juliana, Elijah & Austin. Served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during WWII in England. Immigrated to San Diego in 1946. Worked in the title insurance business but his passion was radio. He started in radio in the 1950's with a late night show "Best on Wax" at KFMB. Over the years he produced & hosted "Doug Best Swings" from several North County stations. On Escondido City Council from March 1976 to June 1988. From March 1978 to April 1980 he proudly served as Mayor. Donations in Doug's memory may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, Escondido, CA. Arrangements by Allen Bros. Mortuary, Vista, CA. Memorial service will be at Grace Lutheran Church on Sat., Aug. 27 at 10:00.
Published in San Diego Union-Tribune on Aug. 23, 2016.