Funeral services took place Jan. 18 for Robert Besta, 71, a lifelong resident of Jersey City. He passed away Jan. 15. Robert was a retired maintenance worker and loved NY Yankees baseball, Giants football and playing pool in his spare time. Robert was the brother of Herman Besta, Edward Besta, Helen Farley, Barbara Tierney and James Besta and wife Helen; he is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Joyce McCarthy. Services arranged by the McLaughlin Funeral Home, Jersey City.