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Robert A. Benson
August 20, 2023
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Robert A. Benson, age 72, of Freedom, PA, went home to Our Lord, peacefully, on Sunday, August 20, 2023, surrounded throughout the day by family and loved ones.
Robert is the son of the late Clifford G. Benson, Sr. and Gladys (Dietz) Benson. Bob is survived by his brother, Clifford G. Benson, Jr. (Cheryl); his three nephews, Matthew Benson, Gregory (Courtney Elizabeth) Benson, and Paul Benson; along with his cherished great-nieces, Brinsley Grace, Charlotte, Blakelyn, and Savannah. Bob also is survived by several cousins.
After Robert graduated from Latrobe High School, he received his BS Degree in Business Administration from The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, and his Masters of Business Administration Degree from the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. A Certified Public Accountant and Finance Professional, Robert's career took him to many leadership roles in the finance function, both in the United States and overseas. Later in his career, Bob joined the academic community teaching graduate and undergraduate finance and accounting courses.
Robert was generous with his time and talents and often participated with organizations in the community including Pittsburgh Inner City Boys Club and Habitat for Humanity. In his leisure time, Robert enjoyed golfing with his nephews, brother and friends. He also loved spending time with his nephews and great-nieces. Robert was a loyal Penn State fan and thoroughly enjoyed cheering the Nittany Lions on, both at home or at the stadium. He also was a devoted fan of all Pittsburgh sports teams. Robert "Uncle Bob" will be forever treasured in the hearts of his family and friends. His faith in the Lord Jesus was the source of his strength and joy.
A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, at 3:00 p.m at St. Stephen's Church, 405 Frederick Avenue, Sewickley, PA 15143. Burial to take place at a later date to be announced at Unity Cemetery, in Latrobe, PA. Arrangements are entrusted to RICHARD D. COLE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 328 Beaver St., Sewickley, PA 15143.
In lieu of flowers, the family encourages you to make a donation to The ALS Association to help make ALS livable for everyone, everywhere, until there is a cure. To donate online, please visit the website: als.org/wpa, OR mail a check made payable to: "ALSA" to 416 Lincoln Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15209.