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The developer of homes for the affluent, known as the man who built Pittsburgh’s suburbs, came from humble roots.—
His work was prized by readers for its gentle accessibility while being condemned by many critics as facile, tepid and aphoristic.
Mr. Townes’ invention transformed modern communications, medicine, astronomy, weapons systems and daily life in homes and workplaces.
Bill Dwyer helped to renovate a former school for The Pittsburgh Project, a program that emncourages youths to help the elderly.
William K. Foster Sr. worked helping minority communities through banking and agencies such as the Urban League of Pittsburgh.
He was one of the most recognizable Marlboro Men who roamed the western United States in ads for the cigarette brand.
Steve Katz loved sports and was a devoted coach and mentor to all.
Everyone agrees that Elizabeth “Betsy” Kealey did great things with her life, but to her, it was no big deal.
A woman who fulfilled her life’s purpose, Madeleine Hershey is celebrated for her authentic nature and attention to people.
Mr. Koren had a full career at the prominent Pittsburgh funeral home H. Samson. Upon retirement, he joined Patrick Lanigan in East Hills.
James C. Bailey escorted the first aerial photographers over Nagasaki, Japan, and helped his family run Breakfast Cheer Coffee Co.
Areta Kalogeras insisted her band students be not just great musicians, but great people.
He is remembered as a good guy who loved to write about sports, handled a night beat with enthusiasm and strived for progressive causes.
Peg Albert of Point Breeze was a writer and champion of social justice, medical equity, education and the arts.
Edna Starkey became deeply interested in the challenges faced by mentally disabled people with the birth of her daughter.
When Guy McCracken retired as president from Jessop Steel in 1988, he received a golf club as a parting gift from the union.
Mr. Elinoff always stood by the velvet rope in the lobby and greeted customers. “He loved being on the front lines,” said his son.
He was one of the reporters on the Nixon White House’s enemies list that was released in 1973 by the Senate Watergate Committee.
Steve Kovacev never missed a performance and was always on tune through his 38 years with the Duquesne Tamburitzans.
They met and married in the U.S. Navy, eventually settling in Bethel Park, where they spent most of the 70 years together.
Ms. Budway, taught voice at Duquesne University, her alma mater, died Monday after a two-decade battle with breast cancer.
Stanley A. Smith made his first beach landing in World War II, was shot twice and won a Bronze Star all before his 16th birthday.
By the time Mr. Hill retired in 1989, Burt Hill was the region’s most prominent architectural firm.
Stanley A. Smith, who went into public service after winning a Bronze Star in World War II, “lived and breathed Pleasant Hills.”
Henry Bent, a University of Pittsburgh chemistry professor, used fun demonstrations to teach chemistry to high school students.
The Rev. Bertin Roll was a priest in the Capuchin Franciscan Order whose only job was with Archconfraternity of Christian Mothers.
Maranne Welch led the Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater and Festival, elevating children’s performing arts in Pittsburgh.
Retired salesman Edward F. “Ed” Emack founded a ministry that provided free canes, wheelchairs and other mobility devices to thousands.
Stuart Scott, was known for blending of pop culture references in his reports, died early Sunday. He was 49.
Judge William L. Standish served 25 years on U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh before retiring in 2012.
He was the first popularly elected black senator.
The owner of South Hills Animal Hospital for five decades, Mr. Fisfis also turned his family’s love of boating into a marina business.
He was a longtime music teacher at Fanny Edel Falk Laboratory School and the University of Pittsburgh.
He was a stalwart defender of liberalism, even in age of President Ronald Reagan.
For the past 65 years, Michael Komichak’s voice narrated the triumphs and tribulations of a distinct identity and culture originating
Ruggero J. Aldisert rose from immigrant parents in Carnegie to become president judge of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.