Robert B. Bentz, age 82, of Elizabeth, died April 1, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. Born January 3, 1939, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late William and Hilda (Blank) Bentz and the husband of Shirley (Gatto) Bentz for 62 years.
Robert was the owner of Stan's Transmission for 50 years. He has a passion for racing and shared that passion with his children by taking them to the track with him when they were children. His dedication to racing earned him a place in the Pittsburgh Circle Track Hall of Fame. In addition to his wife, he is survived by children, Robert C. (Janet) Bentz, Thomas J. (Nelly) Bentz, and Susan L. (Tom) DiBiaso; grandchildren, Stacy (Andrew) Stenglein, Lauren (Anthony) Boehm, and James DiBiaso; great-grandchildren, David and Evelyn, and his beloved dog Maggie.
He was also preceded in death by siblings Bill and Katherine Bentz.
Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory. The memorial service will be private.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society 320 Bilmar Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15205.
Charles Danforth, Supervisor
Originally published April 03, 2021.