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Samuel Elkind spent 47 years as a violinist with the PSO.
The standout athlete at the former Homestead High School died Sunday.
Bel Kaufman’s best-seller “Up the Down Staircase” has sold more than 6 million copies.
He also had a legislative interest in the environment and clean water.
He grew the church from about 300 members in 1979 to about 550 members by the time he retired in 1997.
Ms. Zemprelli was most well known for her stints during the 1940s as a spokesmodel for Pennsylvania Telephone Co. and Rinso Detergent.
A lifelong teacher of music, Michael Abelson liked to keep people on their toes with his dry sense of humor.
He also was a writer and poet, becoming the first deaf professor at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf.
His death was announced by the space agency, which did not say where he died or specify the cause.
He teamed with Vincent Bugliosi to write the 1974 blockbuster about the Charles Manson murder case.
Mr. Garland turned around the Mt. Lebanon girls basketball program, going 143-48 in seven seasons.
Many relied on George Knapp for his guidance and wisdom, said Ken Moritz, who worked with him closely for the past 13 years at Stonewood.
Phil Axelrod dreamed of playing second base for the Pirates, but instead became a writer and built a career that spanned four decades.
The Franciscan friar of more than half a century served as president of St. Francis from 1977 to 2004.
Leonard L. Scheinholtz was a foodie before anyone knew what that was.
Mr. Morse invented time-release chemicals to treat drinking water.
Ross man who designed early computer technology systems for Blue Cross, Westinghouse
Emilie Sylvester Staisey dies in California at age 93
The American actress and singer was best known for her work on Broadway.
The Texas blues icon rose to fame in the late 1960s.
Nicholas Druga graduated from high school when he was 95 years old.
Alice Coachman her pathbreaking athletic career running on the dirt roads of Georgia.
The author of more than 20 books won a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award with a major study of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Drawn to computer engineering accidentally by way of the U.S.-Soviet space race, Mr. Ott was Pittsburgh-area entrepreneur.
His approach to harmony was deeply intuitive and sometimes deceivingly simple, always with a firm relationship to a piece’s chordal root.
She condemned the racist system in South Africa that for decades was imposed by a white minority on a black majority.
When she turned 100 years old in 2010, Mrs. Gravina was as feisty as ever, playing bingo and participating in sing-alongs.
His paintings were parodies of Bible passages, famous works of art and nature.
He was the last surviving original member of the band that planted its roots in New York City.
Friends said she was very giving of her time.
Robert “Mike” Duff had a distinguished athletic career at Thiel College in Greenville.
Chuck Davis honed his basketball skills on the competitive playgrounds of Uniontown.
There is a popular myth that some people are either right-brained or left-brained, creative or analytical; then there was Vince Scully.
John Devens, 74, whose tenure as the mayor of an obscure coastal town in Alaska was rocked by a stunning disaster on its shores, died June
Paula Kent Meehan, who built the Redken beauty-products empire that became one of the first companies to make hypoallergenic hair sprays,
The soccer star built a legendary career when he moved to Europe, leading Real Madrid to five straight Continental club championships.
By all accounts, Mr. Robert’s warm character garnered as much respect as the watches and engagement rings he sold.
He helped Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev open their country to the West before the fall of communism in 1991.
Charles Barsotti‘s clean-lined cartoons, often depicting dogs, kings or overbearing businessmen, were a staple of The New Yorker magazine.
Marilyn McDevitt Rubin will be remembered for her lifelong celebration of food and all the joys that surround it.
Paul Amos worked with his brothers to create the insurance giant.
A graduate of St. Vincent College and the Pitt School of Law, Mr. Jones served with the Army Judge Advocate General's Corps in Korea.
Jim Brosnan, who achieved modest baseball success as a pitcher, gained greater fame and consequence in the game by writing about it.
Mr. Scaife was one of the few Western Pennsylvanians to end up on the annual Forbes list of wealthiest Americans.
Dozia Newton Frazier Jr. was a pioneering engineer and devoted teacher.
Dr. Turner was the medical director for the Magee-Womens outreach sites at Wilkinsburg and Monroeville.
When son Antonio Manno expressed interest in the sport at age 6, Mr. Murray stepped that love affair up a notch.
His films explored sex, marriage and social mores as sharply drawn comedies of errors.
A co-founder of EDGE Studios, he helped shape structures such as Gateway Center Station and inspired young architects as a teacher.
Thomas J. Terputac rarely ruled from the bench, taking great care in crafting thoughtful opinions and decisions.