Richard G. Bezts


Richard G. Bezts, 79, of Greensburg, passed away Friday, March 17, 2017 at Excela Health Westmoreland.  He was born January 27, 1938 in Wilkinsburg, PA, a son of the late William and Elizabeth Bezts.  Prior to his retirement, Richard was a maintenance worker for Gateway High School and a former employee of Westinghouse, East Pittsburgh.  He was a volunteer firefighter and a lifetime member of Pitcairn Hose Co. #1 and a member of Masonic Lodge 613.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.  He is survived by his wife, Patricia Pierce Bezts; son, Richard G. Jr. (Valerie Verheyen); daughters, Cynthia Retter Rebholz (Rich), Donna Pericho (Donald), Shirley Noll Rendulic (Steve), Carol Thurston (John); sisters, Betty Kozain, Shirley Franzen; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.  A funeral service will take place on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home.  Interment in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Excela Health Hospice, Greensburg.

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Darlene Bezts-Ragan

Aunt Pat and children, I am so sorry for your loss. Uncle Dick will be dearly missed by us and all who knew him. Uncle Dick Rest in Peace and thank you for all the wonderful memories growing up with you and your family. Best years of my life. Love you and will miss you <3 Big Hugs for ya'll....

 Posted March 20, 2017 - 10:47am
Jill Fischetti

Patty and family I am so sorry for your loss. Working with Dick at Gateway brought me many happy times and laughs. The time we had your yard covered with flamingos and seeing his face when he came in to our office not quite sure who did it but having an idea was priceless. He was truly a wonderful man and has been missed since he retired. His smile and sense of humor made coming to work each day a joy. I am so sorry I can't make it to say goodbye to my friend but I will never forget my friend, flamingo Dick. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

 Posted March 20, 2017 - 10:11am
Linda Gonder

We're so sorry for the loss of a special Uncle. He was always so kind to everyone and had a great sense of humor. When our boys were younger he use to tease them and call them farmers, because we lived out in the country. They use to get so mad and said they weren't farmers. But they grew up loving and respecting him. He was just so pleasant to be around and would do anything for anybody. We will miss him dearly. Aunt Pat always took such good care of him. Our sincere sympathy goes out to her and their wonderful children, spouses, grandchildren and great grandchildren. May he rest in peace and have no more suffering. We love you Uncle Dick, Linda & Frank

 Posted March 19, 2017 - 12:33am
Donna Aker

So sorry for your loss! Dick was an awesome person. I worked for quite a few years at Gateway with him. May he rest in peace. Prayers to the family and friends

 Posted March 18, 2017 - 3:29pm
Gina Farally

I am very sorry for ur loss

 Posted March 18, 2017 - 2:13pm
Priscilla & mark Repko

Diana I am so sorry for your loss, sending prayers that your family stays strong

 Posted March 18, 2017 - 1:44pm

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