Mr. Obama is not expected to speak during Tuesday’s services at St. Paul Cathedral in Oakland, spokesman Kevin Lewis said.
The funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m.
After Mr. Rooney died last week at age 84, Mr. Obama issued a statement calling him a “great friend” and a “championship-caliber good man,” who was well-loved by Pittsburghers for both his Super Bowl championships and his generosity of spirit.
Post-Gazette news partner KDKA reports that former vice-president Joe Biden and his wife will attend, as will John Kerry, Teresa Heinz Kerry, and Eric Holder.
Traffic restrictions will be in effect, including:
One or more lanes of traffic will be shut down along Fifth Avenue between N. Neville and University Place from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Only residents will be able to access the block of N. Dithridge bordered by Bayard Street and Fifth Avenue from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
South Dithridge will also be restricted between 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
There was a public viewing for family and fans on Monday at the PNC Champions Club at Heinz Field.
Mr. Rooney is survived by his wife, Patricia, and seven of the couple’s nine children. The family is asking that memorial contributions be made to Mr. Rooney’s alma mater, Duquesne University, or the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania.
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