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Newsmaker: Alyce Johnston

Pittsburgh City Council honored Alyce Johnston, 93, of Oakland with a proclamation for 40 years of volunteer service at Pittsburgh hospitals.
Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, 10:27 p.m.

Noteworthy:Pittsburgh City Council issued Johnston a proclamation honoring her 40 years of volunteer service in Pittsburgh hospitals.

Age: 93

Residence: Oakland

Occupation: Retired as administrative assistant to the president of Alcoa Inc.

Background: Was a volunteer at the former Pittsburgh Hospital for 35 years. For the past five years, she has volunteered at Forbes Hospice in Bloomfield. Her work includes comforting families of dying patients and directingvisitors to patient rooms.

Quote: “You work the work and you accept the nicer things that come to you. I was very touched that (Pittsburgh City Council) wanted to honor me.”

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