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Richard J. Benedetti

  • On February 13, 2021

Richard Joseph Benedetti, 70, passed away on Friday, February 12, 2021.  He is survived by his wife Barbara, his high school sweetheart of 47 years, son Ryan Benedetti (Erin) of Gibsonia, PA, daughters Christine Benedetti Henningsgaard (Aaron) of Seattle, WA and Courtney Benedetti Tooke (Kevin) of Mt. Lebanon, PA, brother John Benedetti (Rose) of Vancouver, B.C., sister Barbara Hall (Tom) of Campbell River, B.C., dear cousins, nieces, and nephews scattered across North America, and six beloved grandchildren: Charlie (9) and Jonah (7) Benedetti, Serena (6) and Camille (4) Tooke, and Owen (5) and Wesley (4) Henningsgaard, whose laughter and footsteps filled his heart.  Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, Richard spent his early childhood in Montreal, Quebec before ultimately settling in Vancouver, B.C.  Richard’s life was colored by his incredible experiences traveling the world with Barbara during his many years as General Manager of Sales and Marketing for C.P. Air and Canadian Airlines.  While a part of him will always live on in Vancouver, he was proud to call Pittsburgh home and held a special love for the sunshine and pelicans of Topsail Island, NC where he and Barbara maintain a residence.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital http://giftfunds.stjude.org/RichardBenedetti.  Private family services will be held at later dates, but feel free to celebrate Richard with a tall glass of white wine with exactly three ice cubes. Arrangements were entrusted to Pittsburgh Cremation & Funeral Care, McMurray, PA.

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Karen& Wayne Trembulak
Our deepest sympathy Barb and family on Richard’s passing. We will be praying for you all during this difficult time.
Tim & Carol Glock
Barb & Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Richard was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He will be missed by those of us who experienced his compassion and kindness. Our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Tim & Carol Glock
Bob Benedetti
Condolences to the family whom sadly I never met...a tale of distant cousins. I knew Richard as a child and met him again about 40 years ago when he was a CP Air manager at Calgary airport and I was having paperwork difficulties with a pass. He cleared up my issues and I was pleased to see he had grown to a personable and very professional young man. May his memory be a blessing.
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