News Obituaries

Obituary: Arthur W. Ticknor / Longtime executive known for his creativity, people skills

Arthur W. Ticknor was an executive with firms including Union Switch and Signal and American Standard Inc.

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Obituary: Marsha B. Petrarca / Elementary teacher who loved travel and art

She supplemented teaching in Butler with service trips in the summer and created her own stained glass and other art work.

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Obituary: Sheldon S. 'Don' Campbell / Embraced culture in teaching language

Mr. Campbell, 83, died Monday at his Mt. Lebanon home from medical complications connected with a fall that occurred last December.

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Obituary: Midge Christine McPhail / Coach helped grow RMU rowing team

Robert Morris University’s women’s rowing coach passed away Sept. 26 from lung disease and complications from Sjogren’s syndrome.

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 Iconic jazz alto saxophonist Phil Woods performs at the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild in early September. Mr. Woods, who was battling emphysema, died Tuesday morning.

Phil Woods, legendary alto saxophonist who gave one more great performance here in early September, dies at 83

Phil Woods, the alto saxophonist and NEA jazz master who played as recently as Sept. 4 at the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild, died Tuesday

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Obituary: Jimmy Hittner / ‘Horse whisperer’ who loved nature, animals

Mr. Hittner was regarded by friends and family as someone with empathy and intuition, both for people and for animals

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Obituary: Teresa Krebs / Giving spirit started at home, saw no boundaries

The mother of nine practiced what she preached: charity to all, both local and international through missions in Catholic churches.

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Obituary: Mason Walsh / Lawyer who was dedicated to conservation

Mason Walsh Jr. of Ligonier was a lawyer, conservationist and dog lover

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 Jerry Williamson Horn

Obituary: Jerry Williamson Horn / Art gallery owner, trained pilot

The former member of the WASPS during WWII ran a gallery in Mt. Lebanon for three decades.

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Obituary: Suzanne Daniels / Former pageant queen made home here

The former Miss Greater Reading also was a wedding coordinator at Heinz Chapel and an advocate for women’s rights.

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 Baseball legend Yogi Berra poses at the Yogi Berra Museum in Upper Montclair, N.J., in this April 26, 2007 file photo. Berra, a Hall of Fame catcher for the New York Yankees and one of baseball's most iconic players, has died, Major League Baseball said today. He was 90.

Baseball Hall of Famer, Yankees legend Yogi Berra dies at age 90

Berra was a tough catcher and a feared clutch hitter who helped the Yankees dominate baseball from 1947 to 1963.

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Obituary: Chung M. Lew / Korean doctor, Monaca embraced each other

Dr. Lew, 91, died of cardiac arrest Sunday at St. Clair Hospital in Mt. Lebanon.

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Obituary: Thomas J. Mattei / Pharmacist who served the underserved

Mr. Mattei, 70, of Rosslyn Farms, an associate professor and a former associate dean of pharmacy at Duquesne, died Saturday.

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Obituary: Hope Bielich / She helped elevate sportswomen at Pitt

Hope Bielich:  A sportswoman before her time, she was a wife of 61 years, mother of four, grandmother of four and passionate Pitt fan.

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Obituary: Joseph P. Gearing Jr. / DJ switched signals to talk radio on KDKA

Joseph P. Gearing Jr. was a radio disc jockey and talk show host, best known for his work at KDKA in the 1970’s and ’80s.

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 Houston Astros ownerJim Crane, left, listens as team radio announcer Milo Hamilton, right, discusses his decision to retire from broadcasting at the end of the 2012 baseball season.

Sept. 2, 1927 - Sept. 17, 2015

His four-year stint in Pittsburgh included the 1979 championship season.

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Obituary: John A. Robertshaw, Jr. / Former owner of Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co

Mr. Robertshaw died Saturday from complications of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. He was 89.

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 Subway co-founder Fred DeLuca in May 2014 at one of the chain's locations in New York.

Subway: Co-founder of sandwich chain Fred DeLuca dead at 67

Sandwich chain magnate opened first store -- Pete’s Super Submarines -- in Bridgeport, Conn., in 1965.

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Obituary: Jude C. Pohl / Entertainer made sure the show would go on

Jude Pohl: prolific writer, producer and actor in Western Pennsylvania theater

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Obituary: Carmello A. Ranii / Physician was inspired by his Sicilian heritage

He spent more than 50 years practicing family medicine -- including as a doctor making house calls in Pittsburgh’s Italian neighborhoods.

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Obituary: Theresa Acciaroli / Esthetician served celebs, started own salon at 68

Ms. Acciaroli spent years catering to clients that included local and international celebrities and opened her own Shadyside salon,

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Obituary: Raymond J. Beck / Former Passavant administrator

Raymond Joseph Beck, who helped to found Alpha Financial Solutions, died after returning from a family vacation to Italy and Greece.

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Obituary: Jack Linn / Offensive lineman at WVU in late ’80s killed in crash

The Sewickley native starred at Freedom Area High School and played for the Mountaineers for four seasons, from 1986-89.

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Obituary: Susan E. Cunningham / Engineer who played bluegrass around world

The Pittsburgh native, who balanced a life between science and music, died in Boston at 57 after a five-year battle with lung cancer.

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Obituary: George R. Cassidy / Police chief for East Pittsburgh

George R. Cassidy, a member of the East Pittsburgh Police Department for 28 years, 12 as chief, was a stickler for doing things right.

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Obituary: Annette B. Bolds / Social activist, minister called a 'trailblazer'

Annette B. Bolds was the pastor of Dravosburg United Methodist Church and West Side United Methodist Church in McKeesport.

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Obituary: William C. Weil / Founder of water plant supplier was lifelong optimist

The McKees Rocks native built his own company. “Everybody uses the same word to describe Bill: a gentleman,” said Greg Madia, his successor.

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Obituary: Adrian Cadbury / British corporate governance leader

He was chairman of Cadbury Schweppes, the Britain-based food and beverage company, from 1974 to 1989.

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Obituary: Paul Quinn / Director, brother of Aidan Quinn

He collaborated with his brothers Aidan and Declan when he directed his debut and most notable feature, 1998's “This Is My Father.”

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Obituary: John A. Nerud / Hall of Fame thoroughbred trainer

He named his greatest horse, Dr. Fager, after the Boston neurosurgeon who saved his life.

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 Robert Ging in 2004

June 30, 1950 -- Aug. 31, 2015

To those in southwestern Pennsylvania who had an environmental concern, complaint or cause, Bob Ging was known as “The Good Lawyer.”

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Obituary: William McC. Blair Jr. / Democratic political confidant

Mr. Blair was a scion of a prominent and moneyed Chicago family that owed its fortune to the invention of the mechanical reaper.

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Obituary: Bart Cummings / Legendary horse-racing trainer

Mr. Cummings prepared the winners of almost 7,000 races during his training career, which started in 1953.

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