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Richard Bayne

December 29, 1943 ~ October 24, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old

Richard Bayne Obituary

On Tuesday, October 24, 2023, Richard Bayne of Murrysville, loving husband, cherished friend, and devoted father,
passed away at the age of 79.
Richard was born on December 29, 1943 in Madison, Wisconsin to Russel Laverne Bayne Sr. and Frances
Elizabeth Mansfield.
On June 6, 1990 he married the love of his life, Marsha Lee Dumot. He raised two sons, Eric and Brian
and two daughters, Natasha and Kayley.
Born into a military family, his early years saw him and his brothers, Russel Jr. and Michael, moving from
one corner of the United States to another, in addition to having unforgettable experiences living in
Germany and the Philippines. His time playing varsity football in Arkansas was a source of immense
pride, and he later graduated from Biloxi High School in Mississippi, taking with him accolades from his
academic and sports accomplishments. Richard’s ambition never ceased; he went on to obtain his
bachelor’s degree in economics, all while lovingly raising his two sons.
Later, Richard dedicated himself to a career at Westinghouse in Pittsburgh for over 30 years, where he
excelled as an accomplished manufacturing engineer within the electro-mechanic division, providing
vital support to the defense industry. He was deeply enthusiastic about his work and found the most joy
in sharing his knowledge. You could often find him giving plant tours to those eager to learn more. His
commitment and drive for his career left an indelible mark, and his legacy remains a testament to his
There are no words that can encompass the remarkable presence and spirit that Richard brought into
the lives of his family and friends. He was a husband, father, grandfather, and brother – first and
foremost. He had an incredible sense of responsibility and showed unwavering support for his loved
ones. Richard was a pillar of strength in times of need, and his dedication to his family and friends never
Richard had a passion for photography, scuba diving, and sports, which he tenderly shared with his
family and friends. He always bragged about coaching his sons in football, baseball, and basketball. His
dedication to mentoring and guiding his children extended far beyond the field, leaving a lasting impact
on their lives. He also had a deep love for college sports, with a special affection for Pitt football and
basketball. His favorite time of year was undoubtedly football season, when his enthusiasm for the
game was infectious and brought joy to all.
Beyond his love for playing and coaching sports, Richard had a remarkable talent for sports
photography. He dedicated himself to capturing the moments that defined the careers of young
athletes. He attended countless varsity high school football, basketball, and baseball games, as well as
track and field events, documenting the achievements of local athletes. He would spend hours editing
and printing these photos, gifting them to the families of the athletes as a cherished memento of their
accomplishments. This is where he truly invested his time in the community, using his skills to celebrate
the talent and hard work of young athletes and their families.
Amidst his active involvement in the local sports community, Richard had a boundless passion for scuba
diving. Beneath the waves, he found another world to explore and capture through his lens. His
underwater photography skills were nothing short of extraordinary, and he adorned the family home
with breathtaking photos of sea life he encountered during his dives. His deep connection to the ocean

and the artistry he shared through his photos served as a constant reminder of his adventurous spirit
and boundless love for the natural world.
Above all, Richard was the untiring anchor of his family, wholeheartedly devoted to his children and his
beloved wife. His support and love knew no bounds, extending to every facet of their lives — from their
education and sports – to their friendships and adventures. Richard took immeasurable pride in their
achievements. His love for his wife, Marsha, was an enduring testament to his commitment; he stood by
her side, offering all of his support in her career, their partnership, and their shared journey in
He is survived by his wife, Marsha, his son, Eric, his daughter-in-law, Betty Joe, his grandchildren,
Heather, Shelby, and Zackary, his daughters Natasha and Kayley, his brother, Russel Jr., and his sister-in-
law, Mary Helen. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Frances and Russel, his son, Brian,
and his brother, Michael.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Red Cross foundation.
The family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to all those who have shown their love and support
during this challenging time. Your kindness and presence have provided solace and comfort. The family
plans to hold a celebration of Richard's life in the near future to honor his memory and the impact he
had on all of us.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  For online condolences, please visit

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