Obituary Stories

Attorney poured effort into helping young people

Dick Pohl of Donegal loved helping to make children's lives better, whether it was in the courtroom while serving as a juvenile master for Westmoreland ...

Crabtree nurse's life revolved around service, family, travel

Betty Carbone was the consummate helper. As a nurse, she helped usher babies into the world. She took home uneaten baskets of bread to feed the ...

Trib pressman fought fires, served Greensburg community

Emil Peterinelli was so dedicated to helping others that he responded to an emergency call on his wedding day and had to be whisked back ...

Multi-sport athlete faced illness with courage

Frank Samsa was a champion athlete. He was so good, he could play two sports at once. It was something he showcased a few days a ...

WWII veteran focused on family, work, sports

Bill Oxenreiter's family thinks he is the "epitome of The Greatest Generation." Born in 1921, he lived — with the exception of his military service — ...

Cranberry nurse's desire to help fueled diverse health career

Throughout her career as a nurse, administrator and author, Liz Evans kept her children by her side. She used their pictures in her books and often ...

Engineer's heart remained in the outdoors

Bob Booker worked indoors, but he loved hunting, fishing and gardening. "He was always an outdoorsman. He looked forward to coming home and being outside," ...

Capable nurse was dedicated to family, patients

Rita Derek had a special ability to take care of others, whether it was her siblings or patients at the hospital in Latrobe. "She didn't think ...

Former New Derry farmer reveled in working hard

Cal Gerhard spent decades working on his family's dairy farm in New Derry, an effort that typically involved the whole family. Daughter Dodie George said her ...

History teacher from Latrobe 'fired up' his students

Charles Manoli was a teacher with the ability to inspire his students to think about history beyond the books he brought to the classroom. "He was ...

Former Tribune-Review general manager had lifelong love of media

Propelled by a keen intellect and savvy business sense, Lee Templeton enjoyed a decades-long odyssey as a driving force behind multiple media-oriented enterprises. That journey brought ...

Longtime regional thespian, teacher from Edgewood was dedicated to craft for the joy

For more than a decade, Scooter Sambuco played a schoolboy in Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera's, "A Musical Christmas Carol." He was in his 40s, but Mr. ...

Broadcaster made mark with caring, quirkiness

Ralph Conde's passion for high school sports was evident in his game broadcasts and weekly radio talk show. But it wasn't just an act. "The Ralph you ...

Dedicated volunteer a boon to church, hospital

For Dorothy Calgaro, there was no better way to spend her time than helping others. She was extremely active in her church, Bethany Presbyterian in Bridgeville, ...

Lifelong 'go-getter' relaxed with car shows, Trib

Marjorie Skero Beers of Greensburg said her husband, Glenn, could identify the year and model of almost any car by looking at the front of ...

Outspoken doctor was fan of baseball, 'Star Trek'

Dr. Joseph Mollura was not shy about his opinions, but he didn't enjoy being the center of attention. "He would be the first to say, 'I ...

WWII vet honored thousands with taps

If you never heard Julius Falcon play taps, you may have tasted his homemade wine. The World War II Army veteran was known in the region ...

Former Mendelssohn Choir director Page dies

Celebrated choral conductor and teacher Robert Page, music director of the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh for more than a quarter century, died Sunday, Aug. 7, ...

Bethel Park surgeon was devoted to educating others

Dr. Philip P. Ripepi viewed his life's work in medicine as a "God-given privilege to serve others," his daughter Laurie Sangimino said. He spent decades as ...

Duquesne University employee known to work, play hard

William Douglas was just as reliable as his hands proved to be, said his daughter, Susan Douglas. Mr. Douglas used his hands on every job ...


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