Best Arthur R. Best, age 61, passed away on October 14, 2014, having fought a great fight for 5+ years to overcome cancer and liver complications. Art was born in Camden, NJ but grew up in Gahanna OH. Art graduated from Bishop Hartley High School and attended Notre Dame and Kent State Universities on football scholarship. Art was a member of the 1973 ND National Championship team. After college, Art played as a running back for the Chicago Bears and NY Giants and was active in the NFL Alumni Assn. Art worked as a construction project manager, most recently for Bradford Construction. He had a passion for golf and was an active member of the Eagle Eye course at DSCC. Arthur is survived by his wife, Pauline Boyer; son, Justin Arthur Best; sister, Denise DeCandia; brothers, Steven and Kenneth Best; many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins, and loving friends. A memorial service is planned for 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 18 at the Church of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal at 5225 Refugee Road in Columbus, OH, followed by a gathering at the TAT Ristorante de Familia, 1210 South James Road, Columbus OH. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Children's Hospital. To sign online condolences, please visit www.OhioCremation.org
Published by The Columbus Dispatch from Oct. 16 to Oct. 17, 2014.