Dennis J. Bechtel

November 20, 1953 ~ November 29, 2023 (age 70) 70 Years Old

Dennis Bechtel Obituary

Dennis J. Bechtel

PORT ALLEGANY- Dennis J. Bechtel, 70, of Two Mile Rd., passed away Wednesday (Nov. 29, 2023) in Olean General Hospital.

    Born November 20, 1953, in Phoenixville, PA, he was a son of Donald and Evelyn Detweiler Bechtel.  On June 2, 1979, in Port Allegany, he married Patricia J. Blackman, who survives.  They were married 44 years.

     Dennis was a longtime resident of the area and a graduate of Perkiomen High School, Collegeville, PA.

      He was employed with Ardaugh Glass Packaging of Port Allegany, retiring in 2016, after 29 years of service. He most recently worked as a bus driver for Muccio of Port Allegany.

     He was a member of the Eldred Conservation Club and enjoyed hunting & especially fishing.

     Surviving in addition to his wife, Patricia, are two sons, Thomas J. Bechtel of Steelville, MO, Jeremy C. (Valerie) Bechtel of Wellsboro, PA; three grandchildren: Seth, Isaac, and Jared Bechtel; two brothers, Donald (Maxine) Bechtel of Fayetteville, AK, Robert Bechtel of New Holland, PA; a sister, Debra (Ray) Weikel of Royersford, PA; sister-in-law, Bernadette Bechtel of Reading, PA; and several nieces and nephews.

     He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Herbert Bechtel.

     Friends will be received from 6-8 p.m. Saturday and 12-2 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 3, 2023) in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where a funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. with Rev. Michael Reeves, officiating. Burial will be in Grimes Cemetery, Port Allegany.

    Memorials can be made to the McKean County SPCA, 80 Glenwood   Ave., Bradford, PA 16701.

    Condolences can be made Patricia J. Bechtel, 716 Two Mile Rd., Port Allegany, PA 16743.



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December 2, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Switzer Funeral Home
77 Willow St.
Port Allegany, Pennsylvania 16743

Funeral Service
December 3, 2023

2:00 PM
Switzer Funeral Home
77 Willow St
Port Allegany, PA 16743


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