News Obituaries

Obituary: William J. 'Bill' Walter / Westinghouse Electric Corp. executive

William J. Walter overcame a stutter, became a Westinghouse Electric Corp. executive and headed the Service Core of Retired Executives.

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 Albert "Al" Alu performing as Conrad Birdie in Pittsburgh CLO's 1972 production of "Bye Bye Birdie."

Obituary: Al Alu / Pittsburgh-native entertainer found a home in Los Angeles

The actor, artist and arts educator found success on Pittsburgh stages before becoming a regular on the Los Angeles theater scene.

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Obituary: Gorman Lowe / A fixture on theater scene, ‘he had a voice like the angels’

Gorman Lowe, longtime Pittsburgh comedic actor, drew laughs through illness.

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Obituary: Cecelia ‘Cel’ Battistel Meyers / Her Squirrel Hill home became a garden spot

She rented rooms to graduate students, turning some of her lodgers into lifetime friends.

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Obituary: Sy Berger / Creator of the modern baseball trading card

Baseball cards date to the 19th century, but for Sy Berger, the decade after World War II was the perfect time to revitalize them.

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Obituary: Michel du Cille / Prizewinning photographer

He won his first Pulitzer for spot news in 1986 for coverage of the eruption of Colombia’s Nevado del Ruiz volcano in 1985.

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 Dennis Petronko

Obituary: Dennis A. Petronko / Belle Vernon native traveled world for business, pleasure

Dennis A. Petronko of Mount Washington was a decorated Vietnam veteran, engineer and entrepreneur.

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Obituary: Tynan “Ty” Moore / Record-breaking state wrestling champion

Ty Moore was one of the most successful wrestlers in Pennsylvania history.

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Obituary: Joyce Baskins / Activist, youth advocate and “everybody’s second mom.”

Joyce Baskins was dedicated to helping North Side children, mostly through Community Literacy Center at Community House Presbyterian Church.

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Obituary: Bernard Queneau / 102-year-old Eagle Scout

Bernard Queneau was honored Saturday by the Laurel Highlands Council and the National Eagle Scout Association and died Sunday.

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 German-American game developer Ralph Baer shows the prototype of the first games console during a press conference at the Games Convention Online in Leipzig, Germany in July 2009.

Obituary: Ralph Baer / Engineer became the father of video game industry

His design helped lay the groundwork for an industry that transformed the role of the TV set and generates tens of billions of dollars.

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Obituary: Jean Kathleen Roche / Care for others, study and travel motivated her

After her five children were settled, the teacher returned to school at age 60 and earned post-grad degrees in child development and law.

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Obituary: Elmer 'Bud' Breitenbach / Guitar teacher and master musician

Bud Breitenbach was a guitar teacher who focused on the fundamentals.

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 David Stoecklein

Obituary: David Stoecklein / Photographer celebrated ‘Western way’

Photographer David Stoecklein’s legacy remains in images that preserve the cowboy way of life and the Western landscape.

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Obituary: William F. Provenzano / CEO who led Ohio Valley Hospital through difficult times

William F. Provenzano rebuilt the finances at Ohio Valley Hospital and found a niche to keep the small facility independent.

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Obituary: Sister Mary Catherine Vukmanic / Last surviving member of Ursuline Sisters of Pittsburgh

Sister Mary Catherine Vukmanic, who died Nov. 22 at age 95, was an educator who in later worked at rural parishes in eastern Kentucky.

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 In this April 29, 2009, Associated Press file photo, Anthony Marshall arrives with his wife, Charlene, to State Supreme court in New York where Mr. Marshall, the son of philanthropist Brooke Astor, was charged with plundering his mother's fortune.

Obituary: Anthony Marshall / Son who stole from wealthy philanthropist mother

Anthony Marshall, who was convicted on 14 of 16 charges including grand larceny against philanthropist Brooke Astor, died at age 90.

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Obituary: Crystal Lennartz / Greenfield violin teacher ‘always energetic’

Crystal Lennartz, 52, taught and performed throughout the area since she graduated from Carnegie Mellon University.

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Obituary: Dodo Cheney / Champion won hundreds of tennis titles

She played competitively well into her 80s, winning most of her championships after she turned 55,

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Obituary: Mark Strand / Poet Laureate focused on ‘surreal’ imagery

He was named poet laureate of the U.S. in 1990 and awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1999 for his collection “Blizzard of One.”

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 Marcaysia Dawkins

Obituary: Marcaysia C. Dawkins / Ex-Clairton student wanted to see world

“She wanted to do so much with her life,” said her mother, Charisma Dawkins.

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 Sam Spatter

Obituary: Samuel L. Spatter / Career as reporter, editor covered 62 years

Shadyside native Sam Spatter, who wrote about Pittsburgh real estate for decades, dies at 87.

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Obituary: Michael D. Patterson Sr. / Ex-county jail physician

He dedicated his professional life to serving the poor, elderly and incarcerated.

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Obituary: Aron E. Szulman / Doctor, pathology professor, mentor

Pathologist’s memorable contributions to medicine and education inspired others.

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Obituary: William Ubinger / Doctor tirelessly studied family medicine, addiction

The family physician made house calls as a family medicine doctor and later worked with veterans addicted to drugs and alcohol.

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Obituary: Roger Bush / Bank director, auto dealer was a 'man of the community'

Mr. Bush was a longtime Apollo auto dealer and bank director.

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 Myra Feduska Gerlach

Obituary: Myra Feduska Gerlach / Elementary school teacher who made subjects come alive

Her husband described her as a teacher who was strict but also someone who could recall what it felt like to be 10 years old.

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Obituary: Colleen M. Pasquale / South Hills school guidance counselor

The Mt. Lebanon guidance counselor served children while fighting breast cancer

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Obituary: Gerald Bowman / Longtime Pittsburgh elementary school teacher was a favorite among his students

To students and colleagues alike, he was a father figure and a strong male African-American role model who was both firm and caring.

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Obituary: Carol Anderson / Psychiatrist social worker helped to develop cutting-edge therapy for children

She had a social worker’s empathy, a researcher’s analytic mind and a clinician’s ability to effectively diagnose and provide health care.

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Obituary: Michel Fougères / CMU professor saw the world

The Paris-born instructor told stories of his wide travels.

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