Allegheny County Council honors Scaife for contributions to region, country
Praising his contributions to Western Pennsylvania and the country, members of Allegheny County Council on Tuesday honored late Tribune-Review owner and philanthropist Richard M. Scaife.
“The arts, historic preservation, universities and community programs both large and small, throughout Western Pennsylvania and nationally, were among the many endeavors benefiting from Mr. Scaife's generosity,” Councilwoman Sue Means said, reading from a proclamation presented at council's meeting. “Mr. Scaife's contributions to Allegheny County, our region and our nation will be remembered for generations to come.”
Scaife, 82, died on July 4 in his Shadyside home.
Means, a Bethel Park Republican, called Scaife a “true friend and patriot” who believed in liberty, freedom, the power of the written word and the First Amendment.
H. Yale Gutnick, Scaife's attorney and longtime friend, accepted the proclamation, saying it is an honor to receive accolades for a man who gave privately. Gutnick said Scaife will continue to give through his charities, his foundations and his newspapers.
“His greatest legacy is his love for this area, for Pittsburgh, for Western Pennsylvania and for his newspapers, which service this entire area,” Gutnick said.
Aaron Aupperlee is a Trib Total Media staff writer. Reach him at 412-320-7986 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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