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Mom was admired for cooking, gardening skills

By Mary Pickels 12:23 a.m.
Helen Gosciejew was so skilled at making crafts and candy that she would have enjoyed a large following on the popular website Pinterest, her daughter ...

Farmer admired for hard work, faith, fix-it skills

By Stacey Federoff
Harold Andree worked two jobs and helped to run a 100-acre farm in Hempfield while still keeping family, education and faith close. “We never missed church, ...

Hard-line steelworker was gentle giant at home

By Megan Harris
Paul Ostovich had two sides. One, a stubborn steelworker and hard-driving supervisor. A tough man with a tough job. The other, a gentle giant, family ...

Grocer strived to serve customers, community

By Craig Smith
When customers at Bob Davis’ supermarket came up short at the cash register, he often reached into his own pocket to make up the difference. “I ...

Mom’s cooking, enthusiasm bolstered family

By Jason Cato
Nancy Mangery loved to welcome people into her home by offering something delectable from the kitchen, such as a spaghetti sauce recipe she perfected from ...

Motherly landlord made lifelong friends at CMU

By Bill Vidonic
From visiting professors to Rhodes Scholars to computer scientists, dozens of people studying or working in Carnegie Mellon University knew that when renting a room ...

Mom’s love showed in service to family, church

By Bob Stiles
Eleanor Lipko loved God, her family and pierogies — unbroken ones, her daughters fondly remembered. She insisted on dishing out the pierogies she helped make — ...

‘Jivin’ Janes’ band member kept musical side

By Matthew Santoni
Just after dark on Christmas Eve 1958, Clayton Grimm Jr. remembers, there was a knock at the door of their Summer Hill home for his ...

Warehouse manager, coach spread love of sports

By Joe Napsha
Mark Walker played football and baseball at Trafford and Penn Trafford high schools and Thiel College, then gave of his time and talents to teach ...

Affable baker kept his family on track

By Stacey Federoff
Charles Kaboly took each of his three sons to work with him at bakeries in the Mon Valley to show them the hard work he ...

Big-hearted public servant led by example

By Chris Togneri
There was a side of Perry Talackine that was not always evident, overshadowed as it was by a life largely defined by a great civic ...

Businessman was known for hard work, big heart

By Tory N. Parrish
Chester Suski’s friends and family knew he was a strong believer in the merits of hard work. “He worked until he was 90,” said his son, ...

Historian’s musical knowledge, passion ran deep

By Jason Cato
If they hailed from Western Pennsylvania or recorded an album in Pittsburgh from the 1940s through the ’60s, it is likely “Mon Valley Musicologist” Carl ...

Mom inspired with example of education, travel

By Megan Harris
At 40, she learned to ski. At 60, she earned a law degree. Ten years later, she took up sailing. Jean Roche loved to learn — ...

Commissioner dedicated to serving community

By Jacob Tierney
Nick Lorenzo immersed himself in Rostraver politics by serving the township’s residents as a longtime commissioner. Nicholas “Nick” Lorenzo Jr., 70, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, ...

Attorney strong voice for women, kids

By Kari Andren
From the time Amy Forte was a young girl, she marched to the beat of her own drum, family members said. When other girls worried about ...

Executive fought to maintain Ohio Valley Hospital

By Adam Smeltz
Health care executive Bill Proven-zano fought for years to keep Ohio Valley Hospital independent, reshaping its services and avoiding the consolidation that swept up and ...

WWII veteran found joy in outdoors, family life

By Joe Napsha
When Edward Macdonald of Mt. Pleasant was serving with the Navy in Hawaii during World War II, he didn’t forget a high school friend. Mr. Macdonald, ...

Full-time mom made ‘everything sparkle’

By Kari Andren
Stephanie Lombardi had impeccable taste, was never showy and was always thinking of others, family members said. Even in her last days in the hospital, she ...

Respected lawyer commanded attention

By Adam Brandolph
Pittsburgh lawyer Rod Norris was a quiet man, but when he spoke, he did so with authority and intelligence, his family and friends said. “He epitomized ...