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Despite raising nine children, Mary Ellen Quinn of McCandless found time to be active in her church and peace movements.
Donald Kaelin helped to turn his family’s farming equipment business in Franklin Park into a retail farming and greenhouse operation.
Anthony “A.J.” Belski of Castle Shannon was so gregarious that customers changed lines to go through his supermarket checkout line.
Gracious and generous, Elva Perrin also taught languages and served in WWII effort. “She had love in her heart for all,” said her daughter.
With its infectious rhythm and facile chord changes, “Louie Louie” was the first song many aspiring teen bands learned in the early 1960s.
Peggy Neal, who died March 8, mentored many others at Homeless Children’s Education Fund.
Mr. King, whose career spanned several decades, was the smooth, soulful baritone who led the Drifters in some of their biggest hits.
Terri Taylor was intense about pursing justice, making local and worldwide community a better place.
Local racing luminary August “Gus” Linder passes away at 86, leaving behind a decorated and memorable legacy.
Pio Olindo D’Orazio, 89, of Jefferson Hills, helped to found Donora Sportswear in 1964 and the company thrived making London Fog raincoats.
As she moved up the ranks of the Wilkinsburg School District, Jo Anne Hardick never lost sight of the students and teachers.
Attorney Maurice “Tito” Braunstein devoted his time and talent to the stage and music, including starting the Jewish Theatre of Pittsburgh.
His staunchly independent record label, ESP-Disk, provided an indispensable chronicle of the free jazz of the 1960s.
Singer performed on the hit "Since I Don't Have You."
Taubman Centers is one of the top mall owners and operators in the country, specializing in higher-end locales.
Wally Lester, an original member of one of Pittsburgh's most successful and popular groups, died Tuesday of pancreatic cancer at age 73.
The Lawrenceville native got his start as a jitterbug dancer, and decided in his 20s to take the microphone.
He took to the altar by day, footlights by night, bringing his Broadway-seasoned “theatrical evangelism” from local parishes to TV studios.
Roland S. Catarinella’s concrete legacy lies in the thousands of homes he developed around Pittsburgh’s eastern suburbs since World War II.
Mr. Dauler, chairman of Neville Chemical Co. supported a wide range of cultural and health-related charities in the region, died Sunday.
As a member of the U.S. House, the Republican co-sponsored one of the nation’s most rigorous laws to fight corruption in unions.
“I guarantee you that she knew what she was talking about,” said radio host and former Steeler Tunch Ilkin of Ms. Kiesel, 90.
He played a key role in the church’s response to the clergy sex abuse scandal and led the U.S. bishops’ fight against Obamacare.
Joseph David Hughes, longtime leftist political activist who dressed as Uncle Sam.
Father Fink, of Lawrenceville was described as a humble man, who believed no job was beneath him.
His soulful ballad of eternal love and fidelity topped the charts in 1966.
Jim Mutscheller had a stellar career at Beaver Falls and Notre Dame, plus eight years with the Baltimore Colts, including two championships.
A. Lawrence “Larry” Spencer took his knowledge from the military to start several businesses and used some profits to help the YMCA.
For 50 years the store was a mecca for high-end fashions in Downtown Pittsburgh.
The Steubenville, Ohio-born dancer and choreographer was one of the world’s foremost teachers of his art.
The author of “The Tin Drum” saw his reputation falter when he belatedly revealed that he had served as a young soldier in Hitler’s SS.
Charles Kraus followed his brothers to World War II, then
Mr. Marotta died of a brain aneurysm at age 52 in Milwaukee on Wednesday.
The artist from Tarentum, who made her name in Nashville, died April 1 at age 75 of pancreatic cancer in Ormond Beach, Fla.
Known to many as “Mr. Donora Lumber,” Mr. Chromulak supplied lumber to Kennywood and Three Rivers Stadium.
Ronald W. Bair, 61, of Wilkins, followed his father in the volunteer fire department and now his daughter is following him.
John Tuttle cut hair in Etna for 66 years and his contact with residents led to two terms as mayor of the borough.
The head of Heinz History Center’s volunteers was known for melding people skills with institutional needs and a smile that will be missed.
Called “Nunny Jo” by her grandchildren, Ms. Gradkowski whipped up meals for her kids and grandchildren, including Bruce Jr. of the Steelers
Pittsburgh’s Susan Scott Schmidt had careers in politics, writing and building restoration.