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A successful real estate developer from Squirrel Hill, Francis Wymard devoted his time and talents to missions in Haiti and Bolivia.
The Strip District taco stand owner owes his success, and recipes, to his Mexican mother, who died last week at 86.
J. Roland E. Ramirez, a world-traveler and professor of philosophy at Duquesne University for 50 years, died last week.
The former water department director was "fascinated" by the city's system.
A year after coming to Children's Hospital in 1957, he performed the first successful open-heart operation using a pump-oxygenator.
Gerald E. Hart, who officiated NFL games for 10 years after playing football at Notre Dame and West Point, died of natural causes at age 83.
John R. "Jack" McCartan had a vision of accessible, career-focused post-secondary education, and he spent his life implementing that vision.
A lifelong city resident, he swam daily, ushered regularly at St. Paul Cathedral and knew many of Pittsburgh's most colorful figures.
Before televised sports were pervasive and the Internet a nonstop gusher of sports trivia, Zander Hollander found a niche in the market.
John Gaisford worked in a mobile army surgical hospital in the Pacific theater and wrote a book about it.
After his cowboy years, W. Frank Myers Jr. started a business and a family in Pittsburgh.
Akira Endo had the talent to elevate a performance by conducting with his special touch.
A friend and colleague described Mr. Sherk, who died Thursday, as an opera legend who launched countless careers.
Margaret Shadick Cyert left several marks on Carnegie Mellon campus.
Ms. Toole was praised as a gifted public servant who strived to maintain the town's natural beauty.
She received asylum in the United States in 2010 after years of living illegally in Boston.
The Washington, Pa., funeral home director was a decorated Korean War veteran.
Colleagues here held him in high regard, and many stayed in contact with him up until the weeks before he died.
Known to all as "Al Don," the longtime local politics reporter and editor was a character in the best sense of the word.
He shaped many lives as a big-city newspaper columnist, university professor and a founder of the National Association of Black Journalists.
With teased dark hair and high cheekbones, Kate O'Mara often played beautiful but devious characters.
He was one of the last survivors of a generation of American writers who came of age after World War II.
Alan Romatowski was one of about 200,000 people in the U.S. with the early-onset version of Alzheimer's randomly striking people before 65.
William Nugent was a dedicated labor leader and advocate for working people.
Ernie DeFilippi was praised for recognizing talent, his skills as a copy editor and streamlining the sports department.
He endeared himself to the membership with his quiet, easygoing style, both on and off the golf course.
Sandy Grossman, who directed a record 10 Super Bowl broadcasts, dies at age 78.
The Ben Avon resident was project manager on New York's Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in the early 1960s.
Mr. Andrews was still producing the Sunday show from his home in Bethel Park as recently as last month.
W. John Hannigan was director of the diocese's Department of Social Programs and Community Development in 1990-2009.
James Cunningham Sr. spent his career working on neighborhood development, community organizing and social justice issues.
The Donora and WVU football star passed his way into fans' hearts.
Across the more than 30 years he worked as a pediatric oral surgeon, Mamoun Moses Nazif treated more than a quarter-million children.
He called himself "an average product of Middle America," but his story was anything but ordinary.
Harold Young gave free music lessons and big-band rehearsals through the Homewood Jazz Workshop.
James 'Buster' Alston, 57, taught music at area universities and the Pittsburgh Public Schools.
Mr. Young became the third generation of his family to enter the funeral home business.
James Schlesinger was a Republican economist who advanced to some of the highest positions of government power in the 1970s.
"I don't think anybody that talked to him wouldn't know about his family by the end of the conversation," said his daughter Laura Sylvester.
The Youngwood firefighter who was killed by a train lived life on the run.
The Rev. Doug Dunderdale was a social and theological conservative but committed to uplifting the disadvantaged.
Beloved Norwin teacher once stood on her head to help motivate her students to learn.