Edward William “Average” Best, age 71, of Toledo, passed away Thursday, March 11, 2021 in the Orchard Villa Care Center. He was born April 7, 1949 in Toledo, OH to Arthur and Evelyn (Eyre) Best. After graduating from Start High School, Ed was drafted into the US Army and served as a Medic with C Company’s 23rd Medical Battalion in LV Hawk Hill, Vietnam. He met Florence Parker, a US Army Nurse while stationed in Carlisle, PA and they were married there on January 12, 1972. Ed was a longtime parishioner of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church where he worked as a lunchroom monitor and extended day care worker. He also worked at Yarder Manufacturing for 13 years, retiring in 1985. An avid fisherman and outdoorsman, he enjoyed camping at Maumee Bay State Park. He also loved to cook and was a skilled woodworker. A loving and devoted husband and a wonderful father and grandfather, he will be dearly missed.
Ed is survived by his wife, Florence (Parker) Best; children, Benjamen (April) Best, Josephine Best, and Paul (Audrey) Best; grandchildren, Tybalt and Jenevieve Best; sisters, Norma (Dennis) Tobianski and Deb (John) Pizio; and brother-in-law, James (Barbara) Parker. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be limited to immediate family. The Funeral Service will be Tuesday, March 16 at 1 p.m. at Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 114 E. Alexis Rd. with Deacon James Dudley presiding, and livestreamed at www.sujkowski.com. Interment will follow in Toledo Memorial Park Cemetery.
Special thanks to the caregivers and staff at Orchard Villa for their compassionate, respectful, and loving care. Memorial tributes may be given to Orchard Villa, 2841 Munding Dr., Oregon, OH 43616. Condolences can be shared online at www.sujkowski.com.
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