1201 Main Street - Pittston (Port Griffith), PA 18640

Robert L. Best - Saturday, 7/16/2022

Robert L. Best, 68, of Jenkins Twp., passed away on Thursday, July 7, 2022, in Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. He and his wife, Barbara Bryant Best, celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary on November 10, 2021.

Born in Scranton, he was a son of the late Clemit and Margaret Kiernan Best. In his earlier years, he worked as a mechanic for various area dealerships. Prior to retirement, he was employed by Barber Ford, Exeter. He was a member of Villa Capri Cruisers Car Club and was an avid drag racer for Numidia Raceway, Catawissa.

He was a beloved husband, father, grandpa, uncle and friend, who will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons, Jeffrey Best, Duryea; Jayson Best and wife, Crystal, Hanover Twp. and Robert Best, Jenkins Twp.; 8 grandchildren; sister-in-law, Kathleen Farley, Dalton; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother, George Best and sister, Lonna White.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects during a Celebration of Robert's Life on Saturday, July 16, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 1:00PM at Baloga Funeral Home, Inc. 1201 Main Street, Pittston (Port Griffith).

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From: John Knott

Location: , PA    Date: 2022-07-20

My thoughts and prayers are with the family for their loss. I have fond memories of Bob. He was a person who was sharing and kind. He taught me about automotive mechanics and racing, but, also taught me about life’s lessons. Bob pulled a motor out of my Pontiac Trans Am, it was about 8:00p.m. I asked him when to come over to put the new engine together and pull the old one out. Bob said come around 8:00a.m when I arrived at 8:00 a.m, Bob already had the new engine installed and ready to go! We won the ETK class at the Numidia Drag strip the next day — what a talented man! I will never forget him and the good times we shared. Rest in Peace Bob.

From: Kathy Healey

Location: Factoryville, PA    Date: 2022-07-12

I am sad to know you will not be here anymore. You knew me for 62 years to me that is still not long enough. I will hold all our memories and you in my heart. I love you my brother you will never be forgotten.

From: Ray Meoni

Location: Hudson , PA    Date: 2022-07-08

I feel very sad knowing I won't be seeing you anymore..... we've been friends over 50 years... helped me out dozens of times which I won't forget...Rip old friend... hope to see you on the other side.

From: Ken Crown

Location: Carbondale , PA    Date: 2022-07-08

My thoughts and prayers for the family at this difficult time. Bob was good person and a great racer.

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