Longtime South Side resident Blanche Dunik knew how to lend a hand and keep a secret.
The former Oakmont Country Club president was protective of the club’s reputation and integrity.
In the 1960s, Mary Alice Smith was half of the singing Bel Canto Duo and the voice behind religious services all around Pittsburgh.
For several years, Sister Michele had been regularly visiting homeless people beneath bridges in Pittsburgh to bring food and socialize.
Mr. Slatten made fantasy footwear, adorning his designs with rhinestones, peacock feathers, decals and the images of celebrities’ faces.
Dr. Encke, 76, died Monday from complications of a kidney stone, Mrs. Encke said.
Mario Cutruzzula died Thursday at age 78 from complications after a heart attack.
Klaus Bron was a visionary radiologist who put Pittsburgh on cutting edge of medicine
Obituary: Ruth Furman Miller / Lifetime devotee of Duquesne Incline, worked to reopen it with her husband
Ms. Miller, along with her late husband, David Miller, did door-to-door fundraising to revive the Duquesne Incline in the 1960s.
Father Mark J. Skertich rode a motorcycle, smoked cigarettes, studied natural science and kept church-goers awake with challenging homilies.
Mrs. DeGiovanni died Saturday from a thoracic aneurysm. She was 85.
Mr. Keber of Delmont, until recently a lifelong resident of Ambridge, died Sunday at age 88 of natural causes.
Considered one of the major authors of the 20th century, E. L. Doctorow enjoyed critical and popular success over his 50-year career.
Obituary: LaVerne Wheeler / Intelligent and dynamic, she directed the city’s human relations commission
LaVerne Wheeler, 72, of North Oakland rose through the ranks to head the Pittsburgh Human Relations Commission.
Mary Loretta Harrison made an impact in Venezuela and Eastern Pennsylvania.
Mr. Spolar’s first job was as a state bank examiner.
George Bohm of Churchill, born in Argentina, used his ability to speak three languages in his job as a nuclear engineer for Westinghouse.
Ms. Faison, a trailblazing African-American educator, died of natural causes Thursday at a nursing home in Forest Hills. She was 91.
From rags to riches then back again, Mrs. Pongracz sought refuge in Pittsburgh in 1952.
A loving father and career counselor who didn’t let disability slow down his life.
Mave Geddis was one of the few women to graduate from University of Pittsburgh Law School in 1952 and spent her career helping underdogs.
Obituary: Edward Mason Anthony Jr. / Founding chair of Pitt’s Linguistics department and English Language Institute
Edward Anthony arrived at Pitt in 1964 and went on to expand the international character of the university.
When he died, he was heading home to the woman he loved, after spending the evening at PNC Park, one of the places he most loved to be.
At the request of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Mr.Gibbons set out to compile a complete history of the Vietnam War.
With Sid Tepper, he wrote 45 songs for Elvis Presley alone, including most of the songs in the film “Blue Hawaii.”
“Burt’s Bees Lip Balm” made it easier for millions to speak and to eat, to drink, to kiss, and to open wider for dental work.
Polka was Frank Stypula’s thing. “He just had a passion for playing,” said Gertrude Stypula, his wife of 61 years.
Besides Mr. Sharif, “Lawrence of Arabia” also made a star of the previously obscure Peter O’Toole in the title role.
After playing at the University of Alabama for coach Paul “Bear” Bryant, Mr. Stabler played for three NFL teams.
The Egyptian-born actor, also known for his role in “Lawrence of Arabia,” had been suffering from Alzheimer’s and died of a heart attack.
Mr. Boggess died Monday from leukemia. He was 37.
His sister Wendy Bennett of Squirrel Hill noted that her brother’s musical career “got started when he emerged from the womb …”
Her six-decade-long stage, TV and film career included roles opposite her first husband, Kirk Douglas, and their son, Michael.
Jim Schafer, an architectural and nature photographer, died of a heart attack. He was 64.
Minerva Maiers, skilled secretary and tireless volunteer for Catholic causes in Bellevue dies at 98.
By the time of his death on July 1 at 106, Mr. Winton was internationally celebrated as a hero of the Holocaust.
Ms. McIntosh’s fluency in Japanese and background as a newspaper reporter made her ideal for spreading authentic-sounding misinformation.
Obituary: Douglas A. Opperman / City, national marbles champion as a boy, he later built a bridge and ran a business
Mr. Opperman, formerly of the North Side and most recently of Avalon, won the national tournament at the 1940 New York World’s Fair.
David Kremen’s love of foreign lands fit nicely with his work as an international attorney for Westinghouse.
Quick with a quip, Mr. Carter was a significant figure in television during the medium’s earliest days.