News Obituaries

 Francis J. Goldcamp

Obituary: Francis J. Goldcamp / WWII vet, steelworker, father of 13

Francis J. Goldcamp completed 38 missions and received four Air Medal oak leaf clusters and two European Theater Bronze Stars.

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Obituary: Rod 'Hot Rod' Hundley / Outsize basketball personality

He parlayed showmanship on the court with flair at the microphone to become a fan favorite for more than half a century.

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 Sherif Abdelhak, former CEO for Allegheny Health, Education and Research Foundation

Obituary: Sherif Abdelhak / Embattled health care CEO died quietly

The CEO of AHERF (Allegheny Health, Education and Research Foundation), once the state’s largest health system, was jailed after its fall.

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 Joseph P. Pavlovich, a former math teacher at Shady Side Academy.

Obituary: Joseph P. Pavlovich / Longtime math teacher loved his work

A lucky break allowed a lad who had lost his father to attend a private boarding school, providing a springboard to a teaching career.

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Obituary: Charles Marvin 'Chuck' Coffey / Former Squirrel Hill dentist was known for his light touch and gentle manner

A friend described Charles “Chuck” Coffey as “a plain, simple, nice man” who practiced dentistry for 25 years in Squirrel Hill.

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Obituary: Florence 'Peggy' Greenberg / Devoted to family, community theater

A life devoted to family and community theater remembered.

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Penguins coach Johnston's mom dies

Shelia Margaret "Mickey" Johnston, the mother of Penguins coach Mike Johnston, died Friday in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. She was 81.

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 Neil Alexander at his home in O'Hara Twp. on Thursday, July 18, 2013.

Obituary: Neil Alexander / Advocate of ALS research always kept next generation in mind

Mr. Alexander, of O’Hara, was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in 2011. He devoted his life to raising funds to battle ALS.

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Obituary: Izola Ware Curry / Stabbed Martin Luther King Jr. in 1958

A decade later, the attack by the mentally ill woman would become a rhetorical touchstone in the last oration of his life.

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 Lee Kuan Yew, the founder of modern Singapore who was feared for his authoritarian tactics and admired worldwide for turning the city-state into one of the world’s richest nations while in power for 31 years, died Monday in Singapore. He was 91.

Obituary: Lee Kuan Yew / Authoritarian founder and leader of modern, thriving Singapore

He was feared for his authoritarian tactics and admired worldwide for turning the city-state into one of the world’s richest nations.

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 Barry A. Himes and Jacqueline McCann

Obituary: Barry Himes / Award-winning videographer ‘always had the right shot’

Barry Himes won several national awards in producing and directing long format programs, including a documentary on Haiti.

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Obituary: Sarah 'Sally' Stephenson / Women's rights activist and Cal U teacher broke down barriers

Ms. Stephenson’s accomplishments range from a military career to a professorship to a stint as a pinup calendar model for charity.

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Obituary: David McLaughlin / His sense of adventure served as inspiration for others

David McLaughlin lived a life rich in adventure and friendships.

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Obituary: Willard Wampler / VFW Post’s bartender was ‘good listener’ for five decades

He also spent 50 years with Mary Jane Kowaleski, though they never married and lived on different floors of the same apartment building.

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Malcolm Fraser, a Leader Given Power During Crisis in Australia, Dies at 84/may 21, 1930--march 20, 2015

Mr. Fraser  a former Australian prime minister,  championed multiculturalism and loudly condemned the racist policy of apartheid in South

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Obituary: Raymond W. Cromer / Longtime Pittsburgh lawyer was infantry officer in WWII

The Mt. Lebanon resident survived capture by German troops during World War II to become a longtime Pittsburgh attorney.

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Obituary: James DiNardo / Newspaper manager loved community

Mr. DiNardo didn’t just record news, he created it as an invested community representative and a confidante of the McKees Rocks mayor.

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Obituary: Arthur Hartman / US ambassador to France and Soviet Union

Serving presidents of both parties, he was reported to be “one of the brainiest and most professional members of the Foreign Service.”

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Obituary: George MacZura / Developed heat-resistant products for Alcoa

George MacZura of Oakmont made products for industrial furnaces and spark plugs as an industrial engineer for Alcoa.

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 Robert Moore

Obituary: Robert Moore / Retired Eat’n Park president

Robert Moore worked for Eat’n Park Hospitality Group for 40 years, starting in the kitchen retiring as the president in 1990..

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 Richard D. Manning

Obituary: Richard D. Manning / Engineer dedicated to Monroeville

In addition his research at U.S. Steel, Richard D. Manning was a leader in groups such as the Rotary and served on the Gateway School Board.

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 Pittsburgh native Larry Marinacci, right ,had a long friendship with singer Tony Orlando, and was his road manager.

Obituary: Lawrence Marinacci / Known as ‘Coach,’ longtime road manager for singer Tony Orlando

Oakmont’s Lawrence Marinacci was a crane operator when he filled in operating stage light and began a career working with entertainers.

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 Matthew Arch

Obituary: Matthew J. Arch / Outgoing 'connectarian' whose social work and life touched many

With a master’s in social work, his professional life mirrored his personal: “He brought people from all walks of the world together.”

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 Michael Graves, in 2003, with the Alessi teapot he designed.

Obituary: Michael Graves / Influential postmodern architect of O'Reilly Theater; also designed consumer goods

Mr. Graves’ many buildings include Pittsburgh’s O’Reilly Theater and the exterior of the adjacent Theater Square in the Cultural District.

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Obituary: Harold R. “Dick” Downey / Alcoa advertising executive who promoted recycling to consumers

Mr. Downey helped to develop the National Football League’s “Fantastic Finishes” feature, which included a recycling ad.

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 Sister Bertha Virginia Sutton

Obituary: Bertha Virginia Sutton / First African-American member of Congregation of St. Joseph’s in Baden

From an early age, Bertha Virginia Sutton was active in her parents’ Methodist church in southern Georgia.

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Obituary: Sally Levin / Levin Furniture matriarch, benefactor

Her popular tastes in decorating won over many customers.

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Obituary: Frank J. Markess / WWII vet and successful Insurance agent was devoted family man

Frank Markess rose from humble beginnings to become a nationally recognized insurance salesman, but he put his family above all.

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Obituary: Harvey Meieran / Engineer and viola player with Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra

Harvey Meieran could perhaps best be described as a polymath — a person of encyclopedic learning.

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 FILE- In this April 12, 2009 file photo, Cardinal Edward Egan receives a standing ovation after speaking to worshipers during Easter Mass in New York. Egan, the former archbishop of New York, died of cardiac arrest Thursday, March 5, 2015, in New York. He was 82. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Obituary: Cardinal Edward Egan / Retired archbishop of New York

He oversaw a broad and sometimes unpopular financial overhaul of the archdiocese and played a prominent role in the city after 9/11.

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Obituary: Lisa Grandinetti / Dermatologist, pioneer in creating clinic

Lisa Grandinetti, a gifted UPMC dermatologist, dies of lung cancer at age 38.

3 weeks ago

Obituary: Lisa Grandinetti / Dermatologist, pioneer in creating clinic

Dr. Grandinetti, a dermatologist, wife and mother of a 2-year-old daughter, died of lung cancer a week ago today. She was 38.

3 weeks ago

 Charlotte Ditka

Obituary: Charlotte Ditka / Strong mother of football Hall of Famer

“She was a very strong woman. She had to deal with a strong-minded husband and four children and she did a wonderful job,” Don Yanessa said.

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 Charlotte Ditka.

Obituary: Charlotte Ditka / Mother of Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Ditka

Mrs. Ditka was born in Carnegie and moved to Aliquippa with her husband Mike in the early 1940s.

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Obituary: Ed Modzelewski / Steelers’ 1st pick in 1952, half of stellar football brothers

Ed Modzelewski, the Steelers’ first-round draft choice in 1952, died Saturday at age 86 of heart failure in Sedona, Ariz.

3 weeks ago

 Ira H. Gordon

Obituary: Ira H. Gordon / Businessman invested time in community

Ira H. Gordon spent much of his life in Pittsburgh helping others in his community, through his business and his philanthropy.

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 Chicago White Sox outfielder Orestes "Minnie" Minoso poses in batting position at Al Lopez Field in Tampa, Fla.

Obituary: Minnie Minoso / Major league baseball’s 1st black Latino star

The seemingly ageless “Cuban Comet” helped clear the way for generations of minority ballplayers

3 weeks ago

Obituary: Rod H. Altmeyer / Used his broadcasting background to promote his home furnishings business

Rod H. Altmeyer Sr. took over Altmeyer’s Bed, Bath & Home from his father and moved stores from small downtown area to shopping centers.

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 William Thomas McKinley in 1985.

Obituary: William Thomas McKinley / Jazz-loving composer born in New Kensington

Mr. McKinley, 76, was “one of our most important Pittsburgh artists of any kind,” said composer David Stock, a classmate at Carnegie Tech.

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 Anne Gensheimer and her husband, Bud.

Obituary: Anne Gensheimer / Retired school nurse who never stopped giving

Anne Gensheimer “put her money where her mouth was” in her endless efforts to help those in need, according to friend Jim DelBianco.

3 weeks ago

Obituary: Carole Morgan Connors / IBM programmer who loved maps

Carole Connors of Upper St. Clair resented when people started ignoring maps in favor of GPS systems.

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Obituary: Richard List / Longtime Edgewood Symphony violinist who was a 'lifelong learner'

Richard List, a founding member of the Edgewood Symphony Orchestra, dies at 78

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 The Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh in 2007.

Obituary: Theodore M. Hesburgh / Transformed Notre Dame into academic powerhouse

He altered Catholic higher ed, held sway with world leaders, and strengthened the moral authority of civil rights and anti-war movements.

4 weeks ago

Obituary: Robert Potter / College student, avid skier dies in accident on slopes

“One of his dreams was to ski for a whole winter,” said his father, Bob Potter. “His plan was to go back to finish up school.”

4 weeks ago

Obituary: Carmen Tedesco / Chef thrilled race fans with creative food

Carmen Tedesco was someone everyone knew.

1 month ago

Obituary: Herman Rosenblat / Holocaust love story was beautiful but false

The story brought Mr. Rosenblat national recognition, especially after he was interviewed by Oprah Winfrey.

1 month ago

Obituary: Irving Kahn / Wall Street's oldest stockbroker

Irving Kahn had watched the markets since the Great Depression of the 1930s.

1 month ago


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