News Obituaries


Obituary: Rev. Gary Denning / Pastor of First Baptist Church was ‘not afraid to take risks’

Rev. Denning retired from First Baptist in 2013 after suffering an earlier stroke. He was 65.


Obituary: Walter Byers | Former NCAA leader who rued corruption

Mr. Byers was one of the 20th century’s most powerful sports figures.



Obituary: Matthew Frank Antonin Sevcik | Radiologist pushed back against his early dementia

Radiologist Matthew Sevcik, 50, of Sewickley died five years after being diagnosed with early-onset fronto-temporal dementia.



Obituary: Richard Page / Clarinetist was always ready to make instrument repairs

Mr. Page’s love for music impacted everything he did in life, his wife said.


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U.S. drops Cuba from list of state sponsors of terrorism

Removal from the list removes a prohibition on receiving U.S. economic aid, a ban on U.S. arms exports and controls on "dual-use” items.



FIFA President Sepp Blatter faces growing pressure to resign

FIFA President Sepp Blatter faced calls to resign Thursday from politicians and sports figures, but maintained an air of implacability in


 
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Perry on Politics: Flaws abound in 2016 presidential field

It seems that another Republican joins the race to win his or her party's presidential nomination almost every day. It was


Peduto hits the road again

Mayor Bill Peduto is on the road again less than 48 hours after returning from a three-night trip to Cuba described as an