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Richard Allen Bender

June 30, 1948 - May 07, 2022


Obituary For Richard Allen Bender

Of Brentwood, on Saturday, May 7, 2022.Husband of 50 years to Diane Marie (Boeggeman) Bender; loving father of Pam (Jeff) Balkovec and Richie (Tiffany) Bender; cherished grandfather of Abby and Alexis Balkovec, and Diora, Viana and Anesa Bender; brother of Darlene (Pete) Bonura, Albert (Carol) Bender, Wayne (Linda) Bender and Bonnie (Dan) Gribbin; predeceased by his parents, Irene and Albert Bender. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. Rich proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1967-1970 (Grade E-5 with an Honorable Discharge) spending 2 years on Okinawa 1968-1970. Richard worked and retired from Mitsubishi. He was a member of the American Legion Post 0760 in Bethel Park and was a councilman for the Borough of Brentwood. His favorite things were cheeseburgers, chocolate chip cookies, trips to Disney World but most of all, his five granddaughters. Friends will be received at the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227 on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 from 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral prayer on Thursday morning at 9:45. Mass of Christian Burial in Blessed Trinity Parish, St. Sylvester Church at 10:30 a.m. After mass, Richard will be laid to rest at National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.

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  • 03/06/2023

    Hi Diane, please accept my deepest condolences for Rich's passing. I apologize for not sending this message earlier and for not attending the funeral service...I just found out this evening that Rich has passed. Hearing the news was shocking! I spent 13 great years at Mitsubishi with Rich...met with him every morning. He was a good friend. He always spoke very highly of you and the family. God bless you and your family. Mike Terebessy

  • 10/04/2022

    Diane, I am not sure if you will see this after so much time. I just learned of Richs passing today. I am very sad to hear this news. You and (your family) have my deepest sympathy. Rich was a great guy and a great friend through business. I know he will be missed. He will be in my thoughts and prayers as will your family.

  • 05/13/2022

    My wife and I are very saddened to hear of the passing of Richard, and I would like to send our sincere condolences to Diane, his children and grandchildren, Darlene, Al, Wayne, and Bonnie. - Steve Gallik

  • 05/11/2022

    I'm sorry for you and your family's loss. He will be missed Kim. Wiltrout

  • 05/10/2022

    Words cannot begin to express our sorrow. John and Kate DeLallo

  • 05/09/2022

    My heart broke when I heard the news of Rich's passing. He was such a great friend and colleague to me. Always there to offer help when anybody needed it. My sincerest condolences to his family. We miss him at MEPPI. He will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • 05/09/2022

    Pam,Jeff & family, our deepest sympathy for your loss

  • 05/09/2022

    My brother who always had my back. I will cherish all the good times we had and you will forever be in my heart.