Final Patrol: Trooper William J. Best Jr (Retired)


Subject: Death Notification It is with deep regret that Major Richard J. O’Brien announces the passing of retired member, Trooper William J. Best Jr, on June 8, 2022 at the age of 83. Trooper Best entered Division service on 01/02/62 and served 20 years retiring in 1982. Trooper Best was last assigned to Troop G, SP South Glens Falls.

Arrangements are as follows: CALLING HOURS: Monday, June 13, 2022 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Singleton Sullivan Potter Funeral Home 407 Bay Rd Queensbury, NY FUNERAL: (Graveside Service) Glens Falls Cemetery Tuesday, June 14, 2022 1:00 PM Glens Falls Cemetery 38 Ogden St Glens Falls, NY 12801 https://www.sbfuneralhome.com/obituaries/William-Best-7/#!/Obituary Obituary for William Joseph Best Jr William Joseph Best Jr. March 11, 1939 – June 8, 2022

Glens Falls

William Joseph Best Jr., 83, of Glens Falls, passed away, Wednesday, June 8, 2022, comfortably in his sleep at the Glens Falls Hospital.


Born March 11, 1939 in Kingston, NY, he was the youngest of two of the late William J and Ruth (Howard) Best Sr.

Bill was a United States Marine, a New York State Trooper, Truck dispatcher and Crossing Guard for the City of Glens Falls.

He loved time with his family, sports, playing cards and listening to music.

In addition to his parents and sister, Ruth and Bob Ghear of Kingston, he was predeceased by his daughter, Kimberly A. Best and his son-in-law, Adolphus (Dolph) Thorne.

Bill is survived by his children, Tammy and John Oligny, Faith Thorne and Billy and Karla Best. He will be missed by many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great and great-great grandchildren.

Family and friends may call from 5:00- 7:00 PM on Monday, June 13, 2022 at the Singleton Sullivan Potter Funeral Home, 407 Bay Road, Queensbury.

Burial with a graveside service will be at the Glens Falls Cemetery, Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 1:00PM.

Flowers are welcome but at the family’s request, donations may be made to the Glens Falls Hospital Foundation, 126 South Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801.

A special thanks to all the loving professionals who took great care of William over the years.

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