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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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  • Feb 14 2021
Friends from the beautiful beach in surf city NC. Fond memories of our families playing on the beach. You will be missed Richard. Praying for family and close friends to stay strong and think about wonderful loving times together. Ben and Sherri
roy dalessandro
  • Feb 15 2021
Knew for 45 years and he was always kind and a real gentleman.He is gone but will not be forgotten. My sincere condolences to Barbara and the rest of her family.
Heather Knuth
  • Feb 15 2021
We have wonderful belly laugh memories of our Yanky Swap parties with Barb and Richard. He was a wonderful fun loving neighbor. Love to the entire family. The Knuth Family
Greg Smith
  • Feb 15 2021
Rich, my friend you will be missed by so many People Worked with Rich in Calgary sales office he was the kind of guy that made the office a fun place Made 2 trips to the Carolinas to play golf & once stayed in their house on the beach Rich & I, drove to Kelispel Mt every Labor Day weekend for 15 consecutive years ; they were great trips Goodby my friend Rest In Peace Our thoughts & prayers are with Barb & the family
Judy Luff
  • Feb 15 2021
I had the distinct privilege to call Richard my friend and colleague. He made me smile and laugh every day. Rest In Peace my friend.
Karen& Wayne Trembulak
  • Feb 15 2021
Our deepest sympathy Barb and family on Richard’s passing. We will be praying for you all during this difficult time.
Tim & Carol Glock
  • Feb 15 2021
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