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He played a key role in the church’s response to the clergy sex abuse scandal and led the U.S. bishops’ fight against Obamacare.
Joseph David Hughes, longtime leftist political activist who dressed as Uncle Sam.
Father Fink, of Lawrenceville was described as a humble man, who believed no job was beneath him.
His soulful ballad of eternal love and fidelity topped the charts in 1966.
Jim Mutscheller had a stellar career at Beaver Falls and Notre Dame, plus eight years with the Baltimore Colts, including two championships.
A. Lawrence “Larry” Spencer took his knowledge from the military to start several businesses and used some profits to help the YMCA.
For 50 years the store was a mecca for high-end fashions in Downtown Pittsburgh.
The Steubenville, Ohio-born dancer and choreographer was one of the world’s foremost teachers of his art.
The author of “The Tin Drum” saw his reputation falter when he belatedly revealed that he had served as a young soldier in Hitler’s SS.
Charles Kraus followed his brothers to World War II, then
Mr. Marotta died of a brain aneurysm at age 52 in Milwaukee on Wednesday.
The artist from Tarentum, who made her name in Nashville, died April 1 at age 75 of pancreatic cancer in Ormond Beach, Fla.
Known to many as “Mr. Donora Lumber,” Mr. Chromulak supplied lumber to Kennywood and Three Rivers Stadium.
Ronald W. Bair, 61, of Wilkins, followed his father in the volunteer fire department and now his daughter is following him.
John Tuttle cut hair in Etna for 66 years and his contact with residents led to two terms as mayor of the borough.
The head of Heinz History Center’s volunteers was known for melding people skills with institutional needs and a smile that will be missed.
Called “Nunny Jo” by her grandchildren, Ms. Gradkowski whipped up meals for her kids and grandchildren, including Bruce Jr. of the Steelers
Pittsburgh’s Susan Scott Schmidt had careers in politics, writing and building restoration.
Lincoln Wolfenstein, a theoretical particle physicist who taught at Carnegie Mellon University for more than 50 years, died March 27.
Billy O’Connor returned to Pittsburgh to play in a number of local bands, most recently The Elliotts.
Edward C. Acrie was an counselor at Shuman Juvenile Detention Center who organized sports leagues to help keep kids out of trouble.
At his height, Rev. Schuller had been one of the most influential preachers in the United States, a feel-good outlier among the
Mr. Bird was a businessman who owned several gas stations in Mt. Lebanon including a Texaco station on Cochran Road.
Kathryn Fell Stolarevsky teamed with her late husband to run the Chatham College Music and Arts Day Camp to teach children to love the arts.
She helped to lay the groundwork for what became a colossus of the recording industry.
The raid inflicted relatively light damage on military and industrial targets, but it delivered a moral victory to Americans.
Ms. Rosenthal committed herself to spreading appreciation of and support for the arts.
Rev. Dennis J. Colamarino, pastor of the Christ the Light of the World Parish in Duquesne, dealt with Lou Gehrig’s disease with grace.
Francis J. Goldcamp completed 38 missions and received four Air Medal oak leaf clusters and two European Theater Bronze Stars.
He parlayed showmanship on the court with flair at the microphone to become a fan favorite for more than half a century.
The CEO of AHERF (Allegheny Health, Education and Research Foundation), once the state’s largest health system, was jailed after its fall.
A lucky break allowed a lad who had lost his father to attend a private boarding school, providing a springboard to a teaching career.
A friend described Charles “Chuck” Coffey as “a plain, simple, nice man” who practiced dentistry for 25 years in Squirrel Hill.
A life devoted to family and community theater remembered.
Shelia Margaret "Mickey" Johnston, the mother of Penguins coach Mike Johnston, died Friday in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. She was 81.
Mr. Alexander, of O’Hara, was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in 2011. He devoted his life to raising funds to battle ALS.
A decade later, the attack by the mentally ill woman would become a rhetorical touchstone in the last oration of his life.
He was feared for his authoritarian tactics and admired worldwide for turning the city-state into one of the world’s richest nations.
Barry Himes won several national awards in producing and directing long format programs, including a documentary on Haiti.
Ms. Stephenson’s accomplishments range from a military career to a professorship to a stint as a pinup calendar model for charity.
David McLaughlin lived a life rich in adventure and friendships.
He also spent 50 years with Mary Jane Kowaleski, though they never married and lived on different floors of the same apartment building.
Mr. Fraser a former Australian prime minister, championed multiculturalism and loudly condemned the racist policy of apartheid in South
The Mt. Lebanon resident survived capture by German troops during World War II to become a longtime Pittsburgh attorney.
Mr. DiNardo didn’t just record news, he created it as an invested community representative and a confidante of the McKees Rocks mayor.
Serving presidents of both parties, he was reported to be “one of the brainiest and most professional members of the Foreign Service.”
George MacZura of Oakmont made products for industrial furnaces and spark plugs as an industrial engineer for Alcoa.