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Energetic Arnold teacher never stopped sharing lessons

By Matt Faye
Antoinette DeRose was always teaching someone, whether it was her students or her family. “Teaching was really a part of her fabric,” said her son David ...

Oakmont businessman valued golf, community

By Tony Raap
The Ridgeview Golf Club was on the verge of bankruptcy when Dick Fuhrer bought it in 1979. He grew up golfing on the nine-hole course in ...

Equestrian coach inspired with skill, dedication

By Craig Smith
Lynda Fox was used to facing big challenges. She took an American Shire horse, a heavy draft animal like the Clydesdale, and trained it for ...

Outdoorsman was loving family man

By Nicole Chynoweth
As the namesake of a nine-piece high school band, Jimmie Knapp and His Orchestra, James Knapp was known for his talent in playing the accordion. When ...

Travel enthusiast scoped out antiques on the road

By Tony Raap
There was something about road trips that appealed to Mary Jane Wallisch. She piled into the family station wagon each summer with her husband and children, ...

Broker served clients, family, community with joy

By Katherine Schaeffer
When stay-at-home mother  Dolores Porter Foster announced she planned to enroll in a bachelor’s degree program at Carlow College in 1975, her children remember their ...

Pioneering doctor upheld family tradition of service

By Tony Raap
The boy was deathly ill when his mother brought him to Dr. Klaus Bron’s office. Dr. Bron had just finished medical school and was stationed ...

Former Fayette County Democratic chairman, county commissioner Lebder dies at 94

By Paul Peirce
Among Fred L. Lebder’s greatest attributes was his ability to work behind the scenes and build a consensus to benefit Fayette County residents, friends and ...

Longtime manager led incline’s rescue, operations

By Katelyn Ferral
In 1963, when few women led in the workplace, Ruth Miller took the helm of one of Pittsburgh’s iconic landmarks, the Duquesne Incline. Ruth Furman ...

D-Day veteran from Penn Township was kind-hearted family man

By Craig Smith
Angelo DeSantis didn’t talk much about storming the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944, as part of the Allied push to liberate Western Europe ...

Kiln builder’s skill in demand across U.S.

By Joe Napsha
As an offshoot of his Italian heritage, Richard Rich of Latrobe loved to make what his family described as “humongous” pans of lasagna, particularly on ...

Literature enhanced investment chief’s creativity

By Tony Raap
Before Jim Rothenberg rose to the top of one of the world’s largest mutual fund companies, he was at the head of his class at ...

Fay-West school official never gave up on students

By Matt Faye
Choosing a career can be difficult for some, but Ronald Vid was not one of those people. “He was born to be an administrator,” said fellow ...

‘Ragtime’ author E.L. Doctorow dies in New York at 84

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK — Few minds were as playful and as serious as E.L. Doctorow’s. Conjurer of old-time gangsters and ragtime stars. Commentator on wars and ...

Mother of 15 exuded love for Old Hollywood

By Tony Raap
Laura Kail hummed show tunes while changing her children’s diapers and named several of her kids after movie stars she admired. When she was young, ...

Hard-working man’s boundless love inspired family

By Katishi Maake
Samuel Davidow was $900 short of closing on his first home in April. Although his father, Marc Davidow, had his own financial instabilities, he would ...

Successful entrepreneur’s enthusiasm set example

By Tony Raap
Tom Diffendal’s eureka moment happened while shopping in a supermarket in the 1970s. He saw a grocery clerk pluck a coffee can off the shelf and ...

Longtime Pitt fan believed in civic service

By Bob Stiles
Practically every fall Saturday, Paul Solyan could be found in the same place. He and his wife, Dorothy, watched home Pitt football games together for more ...

Trailblazing Pittsburgh educator broke racial, gender barriers, mentored others

By Tory N. Parrish
Hannah McCarthy was a new teacher when Pittsburgh public education trailblazer Helen Faison, then in her 70s, became her mentor. “I learned so many things from ...

Green Beret had lifelong heart for serving others

By Nicole Chynoweth
Few friends of Gregory Leslie knew he was a Green Beret during the Vietnam War. “On Veterans Day, he would call everybody who he knew was ...