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Chester “Chet” W. Bednar

  • On November 8, 2020
  • 9 Comments

Chester “Chet” W. Bednar, age 82, of North Strabane Township, passed after a valiant 6 year battle with cancer on November 7, 2020.

He was the son of the late Chester and Mavis Bednar; beloved husband of 39 years to Toni Bednar; loving father of Chester A. Bednar and Brett D. Bednar; cherished step father of Dawn Gradkowski Reinhart; adored step grandfather of Donald J. And Alexandra Gray Reinhart; dear brother of James (Diane) Bednar and Fred (Susan) Bednar; also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Chet was a broadcast engineer for 37 years for WQED TV in Pittsburgh.  He was an avid softball player, weight lifter and outdoorsman. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Wednesday, November 11, 2020 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at Pittsburgh Cremation & Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Rd., McMurray, PA 15317, 724-260-5546. Internment will be private at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Washington County Humane Society, 1527 PA-136, Eighty Four, PA 15330.

Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at pittsburghcremation.com.

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9 Comments

Ralph Seigler
  • Nov 9 2020
Rest in peace friend of many years.
Janet Smith
  • Nov 9 2020
I worked at WQED long ago, and I fondly remember Chet. A stand out professional and super nice guy, always with a friendly greeting. My deepest condolences for your loss.
Jill Philipson
  • Nov 9 2020
I have such fond memories of times spent with Chet - editing in the cmx room; working on a Pennsylvania state basketball championship game in Hershey; and a very fun(ny) girls v boys doubles tennis game where Judith Webb and I took on Chet and Tom Deluga. (Girls were victorious and we laughed a lot!) Chet was always a fun, kind man and will be missed.
Donald McCall
  • Nov 9 2020
I always enjoyed working with Chet. He was very athletic and I didn't mind losing racket ball games to him. He was always upbeat and honest and made work at WQED more enjoyable. My condolences to Toni and all of Chet's family.
Ron & Tammy Griffith
  • Nov 9 2020
I am the father in law to Stacey (Bedner) Griffith niece of Chet. We met Chet and Tony many times for dinner and to watch the Steeler games. I always enjoyed our conversations with Chet and Tony. I am sorry to hear of his passing. I know he suffered greatly with his bout wither cancer. May God rest his soul and give him peace. Love Tammy & Ron Griffith
Chas Nyswaner
  • Nov 10 2020
I worked out at 84 Fitness Center for many years. Each time Chet and I were there at the same time, we always had a nice chat. What a bright and kind guy! Please find some comfort in the fact that I so enjoyed knowing Chet. Blessings go you.
STEVE BERTI
  • Nov 10 2020
My deepest condolences on the passing of Chet, I new him from 84 Fitness and and he was a pleasure to be around, all ways positive, funny, opinionated and hopefully a friend , Hw will truly be missed
Kate Wiggins
  • Nov 10 2020
My deepest condolences to Chet’s family. Chet was a great guy I had the honor of knowing. We worked at WQED together. May God cover the family with grace and mercy during this difficult time. Rest with God.
Dave Foreman
  • Nov 10 2020
I really enjoyed working with Chet at WQED, he was fun/funny. He recruited me to play on his softball teams and we had great times. I don't know whether to say he was compassionate about his softball or just a maniac. I really enjoyed my times with him. RIP friend.
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