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LaVonne M. (Knechtel) Bench

September 09, 1938 - August 28, 2022


Obituary For LaVonne M. (Knechtel) Bench

Age 83, on Sunday, August 28, 2022, of Baldwin .

Beloved wife of 65 years to Thaddeus "Lats" Bench; mother of Judith (Tim Pechatsko and the late James) Sopko, Raymond (Charmaine) Bench and Matthew (Jennifer) Bench; grandmother of Christine Collier, Andrew Sopko, Luke (Megan) Bench and Benjamin (Angie) Bench; great-grandmother of Lily and Garrett Collier; daughter of the late David and Margaret Knechtel; sister of Judith Reinhardt. LaVonne was a loving wife, mother and friend. Her many talents included being a beautiful seamstress, having a green thumb with plants and loving to entertain. She enjoyed a long career at the Allegheny Club at Three Rivers Stadium. Friends will be received at the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227, on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Prayer on Thursday morning at 9:45. Mass of Christian Burial in Blessed Trinity Parish, St. Albert the Great Church at 10:30 a.m.


  • 08/31/2022

    Sorry for your loss friend. May God Bless you and your family

  • 08/31/2022

    Lats and family, Molly and I send our deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved Lavonne. She was a wonderful person and we know you will miss her tremendously. We will keep you all in our prayers. Bob and Molly Speicher

  • 08/30/2022

    Lats and Family, I am so sorry for your loss of Lavonne. I have many happy memories of Lavonne over the years. She always had a big smile for all. Lavonne and my husband went to school together and he always said Lavonne was the smartest girl in St. Wendelins School. Lenny and I just talked about her on Saturday. I always asked about Lavonne, I have prayed for her daily. May God give you the strength you will need to get through this difficult time. God Bless the Bench Family. Rest in Peace Lavonne, you will be missed. Sending love and prayers,

  • 08/30/2022

    Ray and Charmaine, David and I are so very sorry for your loss of your beautiful Mom. Mom's are Angels on this Earth and your Mom is now an Angel in Heaven watching over you. Our thoughts are prayers are with you. With love, Maureen and David MacMaster

  • 08/29/2022

    Sorry for your lose. Sending our condolenses. Russ and Joanne " luckybear"