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The son of an Italian immigrant family, Francis J. Rifugiato knew the value of an education.
He led the hit squad that was sent to avenge the murders of 11 Israeli athletes by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Olympic Games.
Robert L. Kasperik followed his father into the family pharmacy business in Derry, but he also made his own mark as a civic leader.
Deborah Cavendish was the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire and the last of the six eccentric Mitford sisters.
Mr. Guarino never played an instrument but, as co-owner of Calico Records and other labels, he had a keen ear for what worked.
He was convicted of corruption charges in 2002 and became the second member of congress to be expelled since the Civil War.
Longtime Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter and columnist Sally Kalson died Friday from complications of ovarian cancer. She was 63.
Sara “Sally” Stenson was a passionate advocate for quality, affordable child care long before the subject was in vogue.
Joseph D. McNamara, a onetime New York City beat cop who went on to become a California police chief who pioneered community policing and
The son of two prominent members of Congress was a pioneer of the lobbying and fundraising industry in Washington, D.C.
Dan Robbins’ family members said they hope his death will raise awareness of the disease and much-needed research.
He became the senior black diplomat in the U.S. Foreign Service
Michael A. D’Errico erected creations that ranged from gleaming crosses atop church steeples to flower boxes for a small windowsill.
The action prompted President Reagan to fire 11,500 controllers — a pivotal moment in the decline of organized labor.
In the 1970s, Pittsburgh was home to the largest comprehensive cancer center in the nation.
The Emmy winner was best known for her portrayal of Helen Morgan in “Playhouse 90.”
Mr. Peisakoff, who built a chain of two dozen discount stores that were ahead of their time, started in retail at the age of 8.
George Hamilton IV was a clean-cut country singer whose string of wholesome hits in the 1960s, included “Abilene” and “Before This Day Ends.
Jackie Cain was the sparkling jazz singer, who teamed with her husband, Roy Kral, and became an acclaimed act on record and stage for more
Dr. Musgrave, a clinical professor of surgery at Pitt, was also a painter and actor. His artistic inclinations infused his surgical skill.
Will Radcliff built a multimillion-dollar global business from the flavored, icy drinks. He was 74.
An opponent of the Vietnam War, he brought colorful idealism to his counterintuitive cause, and the Army did what it could to silence him.
The former Olympic swimmer earned her college degree from the University of Pittsburgh at the age of 60,
Top banking executive who always kept family dinner a priority
Richard Welsh left the seminary to spend a lifetime helping the blind and vision-impaired, becoming a nationally recognized leader.
His 1965 team, considered one of the greatest in Western Pennsylvania history, contained future pros Simmie Hill and Norm Van Lier.
Mr. Bernstein for many years maintained a private psychology practice Downtown, moving it to Aspinwall in more recent years.
Betty Ann Loresch gracefully broke glass ceilings at community bank.
Alan Van Dine was a highly regarded advertising executive and beloved humorist.
Maryanne Taptich Barnes created a career in real estate, which she pursued because it allowed her to meet people and earn a living.
The Rev. Ian Paisley was Northern Ireland’s firebrand Protestant leader who came to accept a power-sharing agreement.
The Rev. Johannes Swart, a South African native and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary professor, worked for racial healing and church renewal.
Andy DePaolo won 82 amateur fights and 27 professional fights, then became a boxing and professional wrestling referee.
Former Pittsburgh parks and recreation supervisor Leonard Duncan knew how to get thousands of people up and running.
The onetime teacher almost stumbled into her work as a late-blooming biographer of the nearly lost voices of an era.
John Cassetti left college to join the Marines in WWII. He became leader of an industrial company and remained a loyal Goldwater man.
The longtime gym teacher at Whitehall Junior High loved running.
He built a privately held restaurant chain that famously closes every Sunday but drew unwanted attention for opposition to gay marriage.
He became one of Hollywood’s most reliable deployers of cowboys, Indians, bucking broncos, herds of cattle and posses on horseback.
Mr. DeFrances was so successful at growing roses that he became a local authority, asked to speak to various groups and quoted in articles.
Everyone referred to her as “Gram,” especially her co-workers. She worked at the franchise’s Fifth Avenue location Downtown for 28 years.
Ed Goetz, who coached at Sto-Rox, McGuffey and Burgettstown, died at age 64 after a long battle with diabetes..
Armand Bruno was a staff sergeant in the 99th Infantry Division in World War II, receiving a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star.
Rivers was hospitalized last week after she went into cardiac arrest at a Manhattan doctor's office following a routine procedure.
Donald Wilkins was described as one of the most “urbane, sophisticated musicians on Pittsburgh’s musical scene.”
He suffered a third-round knockout loss to Mr. Ali, then known as Cassius Clay, in 1963 in Pittsburgh.
He turned in his father and insisted that he had been duped like the rest of the world into believing that he was an honest financier.
Dr. Edward Heinle pushed for formation of the Medical Center of Beaver County and served as its president.
Beverly Ann Lewandowski of Mt. Lebanon was the wrestling version of a soccer mom for her sons enjoyed being a hostess at her home.