News Obituaries


Obituary: Donald Gruda / One of the area’s best adult soccer players in 1950s and ’60s

Donald Gruda was a skilled soccer player during an era when the game was not as widely popular as it is today.


Obituary: B.K.S. Iyengar / Indian guru helped bring yoga to West

After sur­viv­ing tu­ber­cu­lo­sis, ty­phoid and ma­laria as a child, Mr. Iyen­gar cred­ited yoga with sav­ing his life.



 Hashim Khan, from the 2010 documentary "Keep Eye on Ball: The Hashim Khan Story."

Obituary: Hashim Khan / International squash champion led sport's Pakistani dynasty

Mr. Khan, 100, became the world’s greatest squash player after humble beginnings in a Pashtun village, watching British officers play.



Obituary: Rev. Sidney Hills / Longtime seminary professor, volunteer

The Rev. Sidney Hills, who followed his ancestors’ paths into ministry, will be honored Saturday at East Liberty Presbyterian Church.


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Ice bucket brigade grows

Picking up the gauntlet thrown down by his colleague, Rep. Bob Brady, D-Phila., Rep. Mike Doyle accepted the ice bucket challenge,



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