News Obituaries

Obituary: Richard Wolk / Innovative pioneer in advertising

Richard Wolk specialized in selling advertising packages for local television stations before starting his own media-buying firm, RJW Media.

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Obituary: Michael Krak / Selfless pediatrician who served his community

The native Pittsburgher, who practiced served his community for over 40 years, helped the polio vaccine trials organized by Jonas Salk.

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Obituary: The Rev. Albert W. Bowe Sr. / Pastor who was full of joy

The Rev. Albert Bowe, Sr. loved to sing and serve his church.

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Obituary: Anthony "Peppy" Giovane / Legacy of coach, athlete lives on

Anthony "Peppy" Giovane was a physical education teacher and coach for various sports.

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 Donald Wukich

Obituary: Donald Wukich / Schools official bridged divides

Donald Wukich, was instrumental in bridging economic and racial divides after the Woodland Hills School District was formed in 1981.

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Obituary: John P. Hoerr / Writer chronicled decline of steel industry

Mr. Hoerr died Sunday of septic shock in Middleboro, Mass., where he and his wife lived since 2009.

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 Clyde Weaver

Obituary: Clyde E. Weaver / Pitt professor specialized in planning and development

University of Pittsburgh professor Clyde Weaver was in the forefront of the planning and development field.

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Obituary: Danny Villanueva / Played pro football, founded Univision

He was known as a gregarious, friendly executive. Unless his principles were crossed.

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Obituary: Mark Conlon / Focused his life on fighting disease, raising awareness

He was diagnosed in 2008 with Huntington’s. But friends and family say it never took away his spirit.

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 Ralph Roberts

Obituary: Ralph Roberts / Founder of cable giant Comcast

He built Comcast from a small cable TV system in Mississippi into an entertainment and communications behemoth.

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Obituary: Jack Rollins / Legendary talent manager who had long comedy client list

Along the way, he helped create the role of the modern show business manager.

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Comcast founder Ralph Roberts dies at 95 in Philadelphia

Comcast is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet, and phone provider to homes.

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 Lucy Spruill

Obituary: Lucy Spruill / She never stopped fighting for people with disabilities

Ms. Spruill, a decades-long force in fighting for people with disabilities, died Tuesday of a combination of health issues. She was 70.

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Obituary: William F. Walsh Jr. / Parks department supervisor took immense pride in city’s green spaces

Mr. Walsh, who lived in Elliott, died of congestive heart failure Monday at Marian Manor in Green Tree. He was 88.

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 Charles A. Peters

Obituary: Charles A. 'Chuck' Peters / Staunch advocate who fought for the intellectually disabled

Charles A. “Chuck” Peters worked to release the intellectually disabled from institutions and educate them in public schools.

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 Peter Iole.

Obituary: Peter Iole / Teacher, traveler, actor, lifelong optimist

Peter Iole, 86, taught at Pine-Richland for decades and was deeply involved in the civic life of Mars in Butler County.

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Obituary: Tanya J. Hagen / Doctor who fought for gender equality

A sports physician, Dr. Hagen worked with athletes of all genders and dedicated herself to fighting for equity in sports and medicine.

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Obituary: George J. Miller / Attorney served family, clients in life

Mr. Miller, 90, of Fox Chapel, died Tuesday at the Veteran’s Hospital in Aspinwall.

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Obituary: Dusty Rhodes / Professional wrestling champion

Dusty Rhodes, who was born Virgil Runnels and  also went by the nickname “The American Dream,” was a member of the WWE Hall of Fame.

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 Douglas D. Danforth, along with business partner Carl Barger, helped to form the public-private ownership group that kept the Pirates in Pittsburgh when the Galbreath family of Columbus, Ohio, put the team up for sale in 1985, following a series of down years a team-wide drug scandal.

Obituary: Douglas D. Danforth / CEO behind rise of Westinghouse, Pirates

The one-time Pirates CEO told would-be buyers in the early 1990s that the team would not be leaving the city.

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Obituary: John Williams / A legacy of art and literature

Spanish medieval art historian John Williams dies at 87.

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 Francis 'Sonny' Janoski

Obituary: Francis 'Sonny' Janoski / Self-made farmer tripled his land, ‘just loved doing what he did’

Founder of Janoski's Farm and Greenhouse loved his family and farm

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 Antoinette Cardamone

Obituary: Antoinette Cardamone / The face of Cafe Allegro, yoga teacher later in life

The ‘face’ of popular Cafe Allegro on South Side dies.

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 Charles B. Jarrett Jr.*

Obituary: Charles B. Jarrett Jr. / Dedicated to law, family and faith

Charles Jarrett, an accomplished corporate lawyer, died Wednesday at 87.

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 Dawn Marie Gideon

Obituary: Dawn Marie Gideon / Health care executive with human touch

Dawn Marie Gideon was a top executive with the West Penn Allegheny Health System and its predecessors.

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 Tariq Aziz in 2010

Obituary: Tariq Aziz / Defender and face of Saddam’s regime

Aziz, the highest-ranking Christian in Saddam’s regime, was sentenced in 2010 to hang for persecuting the Shiite Muslim parties in Iraq.

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 A flag-draped casket containing the remains of Marine Sgt. John McLaughlin is unloaded from an airplane at Pittsburgh International Airport on June 5. Sgt. McLaughlin was 19 years old when he and members of his company were killed near Hagaru-ri, North Korea in 1950.

Obituary: Sgt. John McLaughlin / After 65 years, Marine comes home

Marine Sgt. John McLaughlin returns home to Pittsburgh 65 years after he was killed in Korea

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 Anna Marie Sninsky

Obituary: Anna Maire Sninksy / Leader in local art scene with intelligence, toughness

Former artist and executive director of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh dies at 83.

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Obituary: Arthur LeGasse/ Developed computer courses for Pitt's Graduate School of Public Health

After World War II, he became a professor of biostatistics in the Graduate School of Public Health, during a career of more than 30 years.

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Obituary: Mary L. Vito / Pioneering pharmacist among first women to own a pharmacy

Mary Vito was first woman pharmacist at Ohio Valley General Hospital and ran her own pharmacy in McKees Rocks and later in Kennedy.

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 Gertrude and John Petersen attended the Cathedral of Learning Society gala at the University of Pittsburgh in 2005.

Obituary: John M. Petersen | Pitt benefactor donated millions, namesake of ‘The Pete’

The late Pitt benefactor made his fortune as chief executive of the Erie Insurance Group. He later became involved in start-up companies.

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