News Obituaries

Obituary: David S. Ketchum / Pioneer in field of professional philanthropic fundraising

David S. Ketchum succeeded his father as chief executive of Ketchum Inc., and was a pioneer in professional philanthropic fundraising.

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Obituary: William Broadwater / Tuskegee Airman, historian for group

William E. Broadwater, a member of the Tuskegee Airmen, was denied chance at civilian pilot’s job after the war.

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Obituary / Robin Trellis: Active in amateur youth hockey

She earned a national reputation for managing the details for teams in Pittsburgh’s scene.

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 William H. Wylie

Obituary: William H. Wylie / Pittsburgh Press business editor

William Wylie, who survived being shot down over Germany in World War II and went on to become a business editor, died Tuesday.

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 Angelo Cammarata was ever quick to tell the story of the first beer he ever poured, at the stroke of midnight on April 7, 1933.

Obituary: Angelo H. Cammarata / Ross man, Steelers fan proudly held record for longest-serving bartender

Guinness World Records recognized him with a certificate in 1999, when he was 84 and in his 66th year of his career.

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Obituary: Megan Barron / Advocate for people with disabilities

She founded the Duke Disability Alliance, a student advocacy organization, on the university’s campus.

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 Kathleen Carson

Obituary: Kathleen Carson / Caring cook at UPMC St. Margaret

Longtime cook at UPMC St. Margaret knew her regulars’ names, faces and food preferences and always served them with a smile.

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 J. Whyatt “Jerry” Mondesire.

Philadelphia civil rights leader, journalist Jerry Mondesire dies at 65

Former Philadelphia NAACP president J. Whyatt “Jerry” Mondesire, publisher of the Philadelphia Sunday Sun, died Sunday at the age of 65.

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Obituary: Sister John Gabriel Kostelnik / Nun who devoted life to teaching

Sister John Gabriel Kostelnik, lived a robust religious life for 76 of her 93 years, died Wednesday at St. Louise Convent in McCandless.

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Obituary: Ken Denlinger / Longtime Washington Post sports columnist

Ken Denlinger, a longtime Washington Post sports columnist who also wrote books on college athletics, died Saturday from esophageal cancer.

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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.

3 weeks ago

 Hope Bielich

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

4 weeks ago

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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