News Obituaries

Obituary: George Franklin McGinnis Jr. / Sailor survived typhoon, kamikaze attack in WWII

Mr. McGinnis, 91, formerly of Dravosburg, died Sunday at Sunrise of Upper St. Clair, apparently of a heart problem.

Obituary: Monique J. Lemaitre Leon / Professor of Latin American literature and language

Monique J. Lemaitre Leon, 81, of Squirrel Hill, a scholar, died Nov. 5 in Shadyside Hospital after a lengthy illness, her family said.

Obituary: Frederick J. Birkel / Banker was ultimate storyteller

Former bank executive Frederick J. Birkel took duties seriously as son, husband, father and Marine.




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Local Dispatch: Why we still send Christmas cards

One can see how this quaint custom might fade. But when you send someone a real Christmas card, you are also sending a piece of yourself.

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The “East of Liberty” filmmaker expands documentary to address youth culture and violence with youth at Shuman Detention Center.


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