News Obituaries

 Myra Feduska Gerlach

Obituary: Myra Feduska Gerlach / Elementary school teacher who made subjects come alive

Her husband described her as a teacher who was strict but also someone who could recall what it felt like to be 10 years old.

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Obituary: Colleen M. Pasquale / South Hills school guidance counselor

The Mt. Lebanon guidance counselor served children while fighting breast cancer

about 20 hours ago

Obituary: Gerald Bowman / Longtime Pittsburgh elementary school teacher was a favorite among his students

To students and colleagues alike, he was a father figure and a strong male African-American role model who was both firm and caring.

2 days ago

Obituary: Carol Anderson / Psychiatrist social worker helped to develop cutting-edge therapy for children

She had a social worker’s empathy, a researcher’s analytic mind and a clinician’s ability to effectively diagnose and provide health care.

3 days ago

 Mike Nichols with his wife,  TV journalist Diane Sawyer.

Obituary: Mike Nichols / Celebrated director in Hollywood, on Broadway

The winner of nine Tony Awards and one Oscar directed “Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” “The Graduate," “Carnal Knowledge” and many more.

3 days ago

Obituary: Michel Fougères / CMU professor saw the world

The Paris-born instructor told stories of his wide travels.

4 days ago

Obituary: L. Richard 'Rick' Milner / Retired Alcoa executive led foundation board

L. Richard “Rick” Milner was a vice president at Alcoa who settled in Fox Chapel after living in several other cities for business.

6 days ago

 Larry Evans and Leslie Byrd Evans, then his wife, in 1981.

Obituary: Lawrence F. Evans / Former steelworker became journalist and activist

Larry Evans, founder of the Mill Hunk Herald in the 1980s, was also a soccer and softball coach, husband, father and much more.

1 week ago

Obituary: Mary Lou Charlton / Librarian for Mt. Lebanon High and social service agencies

Being organized was a trait Ms. Charlton honed, first as a school librarian and later at the Health and Welfare Planning Association

1 week ago

Obituary: William C. Biddle / Retired executive was committed to volunteering

William Biddle was an engineer who rose up the ranks to become president and chief executive at National Valve & Manufacturing,

1 week ago

Obituary: John Doar / Legal spearhead against segregation, on Watergate panel

John Doar prosecuted some of the most notorious cases of murder and violence in the South in the ’60s.

1 week ago

 Alvin Dark as manager of the San Francisco Giants in 1962.

Obituary: Alvin Dark / Won baseball crowns as shortstop and manager

The New York Giants’ All-Star later found himself shadowed by controversy over his attitude toward black and Latino players.

1 week ago

 The Rev. H. Pat Albright dressed in the colonial style of Methodist pioneer Francis Asbury at the 1984 bicentennial celebration of Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church.

Obituary: Pat Albright / Ministered for nearly seven decades, mentored generations of pastors

He became such a widely respected preacher — as well as minister and pastor in times of need — that he went on to mentor future generations.

1 week ago

Obituary: Carol Ann Susi / Voice of Mrs. Wolowitz on 'Big Bang Theory'

Character actress Carol Ann Susi was an offstage presence as the screechy, overbearing mother of Howard Wolowitz.

1 week ago

 Chef Leonard Pisano samples his jambalaya during an outdoor event on the South Side on St. Patrick's Day, 2014.

Obituary: Leonard Pisano / A New Orleans-style cook, a loyal friend and a devoted son

Leonard Pisano learned to love New Orleans cooking so much he was in charge of the kitchen at NOLA on the Square.

1 week ago

Obituary: Niblo R. Marchelletta / Skilled carpenter, hobbyist and family man

Mr. Marchelletta helped build the former Civic Arena, Station Square, many of the churches in the region and houses for family and friends.

2 weeks ago

 Ties Allersma

Obituary: Ties Allersma / Dutch-born researcher developed PPG patents

The Dutch inventor helped develop better products and better methods in glass research.

2 weeks ago

Obituary: Palle Clifford Ostergaard / Worked on first nuclear submarine

He was among the first to work on the propulsion system for the world’s first nuclear submarine at Bettis Atomic Labs in West Mifflin,

2 weeks ago

Obituary: James E. Scanlon / Former director of county Elections Department

James E. Scanlon served his country in combat in two wars, his community and countless friends with a favor or a helping hand.

2 weeks ago

 Don Stookey in 1950

Obituary: S. Donald Stookey / Inventor of CorningWare glass

The durable, heat-resistant ceramic glass has been used since the 1950s to make millions upon millions of baked dishes.

2 weeks ago

Obituary: Kathleen McGrath Marsh / Nurse and history buff

Kathleen McGrath Marsh was a New Hampshire native who settled in Upper St. Clair.

2 weeks ago

 Caroline Hartwell Stewart

Obituary: Caroline Hartwell Stewart / Gracious dance instructor, traveler and cinephile

At the Twentieth Century Club in Oakland, she taught a generation of Pittsburgh’s young people to dance, transmitting a joy for life.

2 weeks ago

Obituary: Tom Magliozzi / NPR ‘Car Talk’ host with brother

He delivered insights on automobiles through a blizzard of Boston-accented quips, putdowns and laughter.

2 weeks ago

Obituary: Wilbert Frisch / Violinist played in Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for 47 years

In 1937, Wilbert Frisch landed a spot in the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at age 16.

2 weeks ago

Obituary: Mary Jo Brown / Devoted to local government

The Cross Creek Township woman was the first female president of the Pennsylvania Association of Township Supervisors.

3 weeks ago

 Max H. Homer in 1975

Obituary: Max H. Homer / Former state legislator and Sto-Rox school superintendent

Part of a political family in the Stowe area, Mr. Homer’s public career ended in the mid-1970s with a federal conviction for extortion.

3 weeks ago

Obituary: Erin ‘Scratchy’ Hutter / Rare violinist who performed in classical and rock worlds

The classically trained musician added an adventurous element to the bands Boxstep, Deliberate Strangers and Parklane Drifters.

3 weeks ago

Obituary: Warren Anderson / Led Union Carbide during disastrous Bhopal gas leak

Warren Anderson, who led Union Carbide during the gas leak disaster at its plant in Bhopal, India, has died.

3 weeks ago

Obituary: Jane Fitzpatrick McGough / Her doors were always open

"Everything happened at our house," said her son, attorney W. Thomas McGough. "Our house was the house where everyone flowed to."

3 weeks ago

 Thomas Menino

Obituary: Thomas M. Menino / Mayor who transformed Boston

Empty warehouses and a decrepit waterfront gave way to glassy condos, corporate offices and upscale restaurants.

3 weeks ago

Obituary: Leroy 'Lee' Indorato / Pediatrician also ran catering business

Lee Indorato worked with his partners for 40 years to build their pediatric practice and helped to run a catering business on the side.

3 weeks ago

Obituary: Rochelle Porter / Teen was champion for the underdog

Rochelle Porter, 15, stood up for underdogs and befriended friendless peers.

3 weeks ago

Obituary: Richard Edwin Clark / Heart surgeon who loved cars, racing

Richard Edwin Clark had the heart of a healer and the soul of a free spirit.

4 weeks ago

 Gerrit Butter meeting Queen Juliana of the Netherlands, at a gathering of Dutch consuls from the United States. Mr. Butter was the Dutch honorary consul in Pittsburgh from 1956 to 1981.

Obituary: Gerrit Butter / Banker and Pittsburgh's honorary consul for Holland

Mr. Butter, born in Amsterdam, came to Pittsburgh in 1955 to work for Mellon Bank and spent the rest of his life here.

4 weeks ago


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