Obituary Stories

NSA translator handled top-secret duties

Joyce Weeber wasn't able to say much about her job. She worked for 30 years as a translator for the National Security Agency, a ...

Latrobe broadcasting legend dedicated to craft, community

Dow Carnahan's longtime radio broadcasting partner at Greater Latrobe High School football games recalled Mr. Carnahan's anxiety in 2014 when he was asked to help ...

Steelworker lived life of quiet, active service

Once, when Ed Manfredi was getting ready for bed after a late shift at the LTV Steel mill, he heard through the window someone crying ...

Dynamic instructor inspired students to learn, teach

Michael Benedict was a force of nature in his Fox Chapel High School English classroom. "He was so invested in actually teaching and actually transforming minds ...

Driver's delivery skills, kindness benefited charities

Kenneth Kohl knew most of the roads around his hometown of Greensburg and the people and businesses along them. After years of delivering bread and baked ...

Civic-minded Pitt official from Greensburg oversaw college expansion

Carl Rossman was a consummate professional in the office and a civic-minded, dedicated volunteer in his personal life. "He was just a super guy and a ...

Factory employee took pride in work

When Stephen Smartnick saw a younger co-worker shirking his duty while frequently making small talk on a cellphone, he took a hammer to the device. ...

'Mama bear' stylist's love enveloped family, clients

Lisa Frank always said she didn't need a psychology degree to do her job. Her many clients opened up to her during her more than two ...

Athletic educator from Harrison stayed strong for family, community

Jennifer Wade Spinelli was a talented athlete and accomplished teacher who chose to be a stay-at-home wife and mother who started a bus tour company ...

Athletic outdoorsman devoted to family, community

Bob Lapsley was an avid outdoorsman and a talented athlete, his family said. But when a friend introduced him to his wife, Susan, in 1981, ...

Du Pont heir supported art, conservation

George Alexis "Frolic" Weymouth, a philanthropist, conservationist and patron of the arts who helped found the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art, died Sunday, April ...

Coach's skill, compassion had positive influence

For more than 25 years, Serra Catholic High School girls basketball coach Bill Cleary started every home game and many away games the same way ...

Doctor made mark with dedication, personality

In the tense world of medicine, Dr. Raymond Felgar's sense of humor brought needed levity to his colleagues at UPMC Presbyterian. Dr. Felgar, a pathology professor ...

Family man was active in church, community

Dan Shevchik always made sure to put family first. His children remember many weekends spent traveling with their father from Greensburg to Pittsburgh to visit family ...

Love of pioneer culture led to adventure for Norvelt man

Philip Jordan is described as a man "born too late." With a love of mule trains and covered wagons, "he should have been born 100 years ...

Mr. Fix-it led family through tough times

A legendary Mr. Fix-it to family and friends, Earl Gabriel could build a house from the ground up, replace the engine in a car and ...

Silicon Valley executive Bill Campbell, a Homestead native, dies

Bill Campbell made a name for himself in Silicon Valley, but he never forgot that he got his start in the Steel Valley. The Homestead ...

'Everybody Loves Raymond' star Doris Roberts dies at 90

LOS ANGELES — Doris Roberts, who played the tart-tongued, endlessly meddling mother on "Everybody Loves Raymond," has died, a family spokeswoman said. She was 90. Roberts ...

Longtime book store owner and literary guru Dantry dies

When Jay Dantry closed Jay's Book Stall in 2008, Elsie Hillman, the doyenne of Western Pennsylvania's Republican Party, threw a party for him at Carnegie ...

Air Force retiree dedicated to family, veterans

Don Neely dedicated his life to his country, helping veterans and his family. The Sharpsburg native served in the Air Force from 1955-59, and reached the ...


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