Baby Child 07

Walter J. (Butch) Best

June 19, 1928 ~ January 1, 2021 (age 92)


Walter J. Best (Butch) passed away on January 1, 2021. He was born in Batavia, New York, on June 19,1928 to the late Walter and Besie (Myers) Best.

Butch and Mary (Tinney) were married in 1947 and they shared 72 wonderful years together. Butch started working for Swanson Oil and Gas and worked his way up to manager. He continued working as manager after the transition to Akron Oil/NOCO all the way up to his retirement. Butch enjoyed spending many years with his family at Keuka and Conesus Lakes. He especially loved family gatherings and playing marbles with friends.

Beloved father of Michael (Rosanne) Best, Charles (Claudia) Best, Deborah (Kevin) Tauscher, Cindy (Jon) Weaver; Cherished grandfather of Scott, Holly, Jason, Mark, Michelle, Heather and Kyle. He is also survived by fourteen great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Mary E. (Tinney) Best in 2020.

Funeral Services will be Private. Donations may be made in Butch's memory to Buffalo Hospice, 225 Como Park Blvd., Buffalo, NY 14227



Private Services


Hospice Buffalo
225 Como Park Blvd., Buffalo NY 14227

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