Tilden Bennett
April 16, 2019

Visitation Information

April 19 2019 - 11:00 am
Beth El Congregation, 1900 Cochran Road, (Scott Township), Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Funeral Information

April 19 2019 - 12:00 pm
Beth El Congregation, 1900 Cochran Road, (Scott Township) Pittsburgh, PA 15220

BENNETT, TILDEN: On Tuesday April 16, 2019, beloved husband of Pamela Handlovitch Bennett; son of the late Esther & Nathan Bennett; beloved brother of the late Burt Bennett (Mitzy); beloved father of Nathan Bennett (Jamie), Steven Bennett (Terri Gomez), and David Bennett (Mindy); beloved grandfather of Elizabeth, Greg, Bailey, Elijah, Lexi, Shayna, Eliana, Gabriela, and Isabela. Tilden grew up in Squirrel Hill, attended Valley Forge Military Academy, graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, and served in the United States Army. He started several businesses including real estate development and co-founder of DynaVox Systems. Under his guidance, DynaVox became a world leading manufacturer of augmentative communication solutions. DynaVox Systems had a profound impact on his life as well as many others. He became a strong advocate for people with disabilities and the professionals and families that support them. He was active in Variety the Children’s Charity and Rotary International. His passion to support those in need was evidenced by his years of generosity. He took great pride in receiving the 1998 Pennsylvania Small Business Persons of the Year Award. Services will be held on Friday, April 19, 2019 at 12 Noon at Beth El Congregation, 1900 Cochran Road, (Scott Township) Pittsburgh, PA 15220. Visitation one hour prior to services (11 AM - 12 Noon). Interment Tiphereth Israel Cemetery. Contributions may be made to in his name to either: Variety the Children’s Charity (https://www.varietypittsburgh.org/) 11279 Perry Highway, Suite 512, Wexford, PA 15090 or Carnegie-Collier Rotary Club (https://www.ccrotary.org/), PO Box 153, Carnegie PA 15106.  Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc. www.schugar.com


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PAM; I don't know what to say. I am sitting here writing this with a broken heart. Tilden was the third leg of the three musketeers with Harry and my Dad. I had just called Tilden and left a message a few days ago to tell him that my son had just been awarded an internship with Dynavox, what an irony. I was waiting for a return phone call and just happened to look at a friends obituary tonight and was shocked to see Tilden's passing. Prayers and love to you and the kids.........

By MICHAEL VESELY - April 26, 2019

Pam and the rest of the Bennetts, I am so very sorry for your loss. I will miss Tilden and I am glad I got to see him at Sara and Ted's wedding.

By Carol L. Rosen - April 19, 2019

Dear Pam, I am so sorry for your loss. Tilden was a gentleman’s gentleman and I so valued my Variety time with him. I also remember chats about a favorite place, Beaver Creek, CO. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Marilyn Caye marilyncaye501@gmail.com

By Marilyn Caye - April 18, 2019