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Engineer leaves long-lasting concrete, civic legacy

By Megan Harris
Sandy Ussia and Laura Huch-Kerckhoff see their father in Pittsburgh, New York City, Washington and cities up and down the East Coast. He embraces them …

Kind, hardworking veteran was ideal family man

By Rick Wills
Michael Fedor was used to being from a small family. That changed quickly when he was 64, and he got married for the first time. …

Decorated pilot shared decades of flight stories

By Bill Vidonic
Roy Sherrett could tell stories for days about his time as a pilot in the Air Force, his son said. “I’m going to miss the …

Teacher’s philanthropy, ice cream provided joy

By Bob Stiles
James Peach loved people, whether in the classroom, at his ice cream shops or at the skate park that he helped build through his philanthropy …

Teacher’s dedication, enthusiasm never waned

By Joe Napsha
When Ruth Diffenderfer was a student at Grove City College, she considered studying French to work as a translator. Instead, she earned a degree in …

Veteran lived full life with family, church, business

By Bob Stiles
John Matty always wanted to own his business. Nearly 30 years ago, he got his wish, opening Mr Machine in Belle Vernon, which specialized in …

Woman lived through church, for others

By Chris Togneri
Charlotte Schriner never wanted to be a burden. So when poor health forced her to cut back on volunteering at her church, she found her …

Roofer restored Statue of Liberty replica

By Bill Vidonic
Michael A. D’Errico had little repeat business from roofing customers simply because he did jobs so well, his daughter said. “His workmanship was so solid, …

Executive set example as family man, mentor

By Rick Wills
Relatives think Nick Coholic’s last words were “Go Pitt,” which they say would not have surprised them. “They had the Pitt game on the radio …

Athletic man filled his life with friends, fun

By Bobby Kerlik
Bucky Hamilton was never one to sit around doing nothing. “If it was a nice day, we were always doing something. We rode his motorcycle; …

Plastic surgeon fostered patients’ self-esteem

By Bill Vidonic
Noted plastic surgeon Dr. Ross H. Musgrave had a favorite phrase, “Vanity is the essence of self-esteem,” his daughter said. “He made a difference in …

Norvelt homesteader skilled at repairs, golf

By Craig Smith
John Sofranko and his golfing buddies had a weekly routine, playing specific courses on specific days to avoid the crowds. “He was in his 70s …

Swimmer pursued medals, education with vigor

By Craig Smith
Anna Mae Lindberg and her family spent a lot of time in the water. “I don’t remember a time when she wasn’t in the water …

Battlefield, ballfield fascinated Civil War buff

By Craig Smith
Jack Halvey loved chasing down pop flies in the infield and studying the history of the Civil War. “He played softball three times a week …

Caring Realtor eased stress of moving for clients

By Rick Wills
When Joan Rosselle’s out-of-town clients visited Pittsburgh to look for a home, she would go beyond what was necessary to make them feel comfortable. “She …

Bob Crewe, ‘Walk Like a Man’ writer, dead at 83

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK — Bob Crewe, co-writer of “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and many other pop hits, died last week. He was 83. Crewe’s brother, Dan Crewe, said Monday in an email that the …

Swissvale man devoted to family, borough, sports

By Megan Harris
Buzzy Brozovich was known as an “old-school guy” in the town in which he grew up, worked and lived. “He worked hard for the same …

Entrepreneur’s drive, attitude led to full life

By Rick Wills
In 1971, John Wagner sold 70 paper shredding machines. In 1973, he sold 400. “That was all from Watergate. People became concerned about documents after …

Mom’s strength, love, generosity inspired family

By Kari Andren
June McPherson was a strong and generous woman who could stretch a dollar and craft almost anything from materials she had on hand, family members …

English teacher leaves ‘social justice’ legacy

By Jacob Tierney
Pauline Gibson pursued learning with a passion, and spent much of her life passing on that knowledge to others. “She was an amazing woman who …