Obituary Stories

Businessman admired for lifelong sense of duty

Harold Norris' relatives said they will remember him as a hard worker who served his country and loved his family. "When he had his own business, ...

Former police chief known for jokes, generosity

Charles Steele enjoyed watching "The Frugal Gourmet" on television and then preparing meals for his family, including huge breakfasts, his stepdaughter said. "I like to say ...

Murrysville columnist turned tragedy into outreach

Charmaine Stickel's legacy will manifest itself in her family, parents who have lost children, anti-drunken driving advocacy and even the Murrysville tree sign. Whenever she ...

Former tourism chief had history at heart

Western Pennsylvania's frontier spirit was alive in Hazel Adams, and she made history come alive for many others. "She gave speeches all around Westmoreland County about ...

Navy vet from West Deer traveled Mediterranean as electrician

A Navy veteran, volunteer firefighter and machinist with Westinghouse Electric Corp., David Seibert lived a life of service. "He just liked fighting fires and ...

Retired Lower Burrell police chief 'tough, fair'

When John Resetar was sworn in as Lower Burrell's first police chief on Aug. 1,1960, there was no 911 phone system or even police radio. ...

Oakland golfer brought competitive spirit to businesses

Iris Teplitz was best described as "accomplished," according to her son, Jonathan Teplitz of New York City. Mrs. Teplitz taught special education after college, and in ...

Eloquent public servant penned WWII memoir

Harold W. Huckestein loved to read, write and use "big words," his family teased. He could banter and debate with anyone about politics and history, two ...

Loving, generous mom known for feisty streak

Kay McDade was a devout Christian and a loving mother, but boy, was she feisty, family and friends said. "She was a tough cookie and the ...

Mt. Pleasant engineer was expert on antique model trains

Bob Boyer was a lifelong learner, a man who never left the house without a book, even when he was riding in a car, and ...

Coach committed to community, athletics

Oland "Dodo" Canterna, a longtime Latrobe civic figure, Westmoreland County Airport Authority member and former St. Vincent College basketball coach and athletic director, died on ...

Family-oriented dad from Level Green had wide range of interests

Victoria "Vickie" Mogush knew she had found a good guy when she met her future husband. On their first date, Jim Mogush took her to Mass, ...

Jeweler remembered as 'walking history'

John Leonard was a hard-working man who loved to dance. Kevin Leonard said his father was always active, playing sports or ballroom dancing. He ...

Beloved security guard put wife's health first

Leroy Davis loved his wife so much, he put her health before his own. Mr. Davis had been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, but when his wife, ...

Family inspired sports lover's civic involvement

Marge Propst's family would often joke that she could lead the Pittsburgh Steelers better than the coaches. "She would coach the team as she was watching ...

Entrepreneur charted her own course

With a penchant for business and an unwavering love of animals, Fern L. Schmidt found time for both — often in unique ways. People marveled when ...

School nurse from Scottdale served country during WWII

If there is one word to describe Vivian King's relationship with her hometown of Scottdale, it's "lifelong." King was a lifelong resident, living in Scottdale's ...

Hockey legend Gordie Howe dies at 88 

DETROIT — Gordie Howe, the rough-and-tumble Canadian farm boy whose boundless blend of talent and toughness made him the NHL's quintessential star during a career ...

Mt. Pleasant pharmacist set example of civic, customer service

Bill Armor spent decades building a rapport with his customers, and their trust in him lasted long after he retired as a pharmacist. "Bill would get ...

Latrobe mom known for garden, 'survivor' spirit

Genevieve Pesavento's schooling extended only to the seventh grade, but the Latrobe woman knew the value of education. She worked at St. Xavier's Academy, washing ...


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