On Monday, June 2, 2003 JAMES HERALD BEST OF Baltimore, MD died of natural causes at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, DE. The former Camp Hill, PA. resident was 54 years old. Mr. Best was born on December 27, 1949 to the late Herald A. Best and Arlene Ames Best. The late Arlene A. Best was a member of the Mayflower Society and Daughters of the American Revolution. He is survived by his sons J. Brian Best, who is currently serving in the United States Air Force stationed in Japan, Charles A. Best and Michael W. Best who both currently reside in Camp Hill, PA., and his companion of five years Dr. Frederick Stoner. Mr. Best is also survived by a beloved large extended family and many long time friends. Born and raised in Oil City, PA. and a graduate of Oil City High School, Mr. Best earned his Bachelors degree in business administration in 1970 from Thiel College in Greenville, PA. He continued his education at Bucknell University, Youngstown State University and the University of Wisconsin. Mr. Best served in the Army National Guard from 1970 until 1976. Mr. Best began his career as a bank trust officer with First Seneca Bank and Trust Co. in Oil City and New Castle, PA. in 1970. In 1978, he moved to Mellon Bank (formerly Commonwealth National Bank) in Harrisburg, PA., where he served as vice president and senior trust manager. In 1991, Mr. Best took a position with PNC Bank in Camp Hill, PA as a vice president and senior trust officer. Most recently, Mr. Best was a vice president and trust officer with Allfirst Bank (now M&T Bank) in Baltimore, MD. Mr. Best enjoyed swimming, biking and exercising at the Downtown Athletic Club in Baltimore, MD and the East Shore YMCA in Harrisburg, PA. Mr. Best was very active in the community and served as a director and 1st vice chairman for the MS Society of Central Pennsylvania, Deacon of the Camp Hill Presbyterian Church, and served on the Board of Directors for the Harrisburg Symphony Association. He was also active in the Rotary Club, Baltimore Estate Planning Council, Central PA Estate Planning Council, Camp Hill School Board, Greater Harrisburg Foundation, Mechanicsburg Foundation, West Shore Tax Bureau, Capital Health Campaign, West Shore Country Club, and the Boy Scouts of America. Memorial Services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shippensburg University Fashion Archives, 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA 17257.