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Sister Patricia Tittler’s work combined leadership, service

By Katelyn Ferral
Sister Tittler’s life epitomized service. She was always willing to travel and help wherever she saw a need. Sister Patricia Tittler, 78, died Thursday, Aug. 27, ...

Daily Courier columnist knew, loved Connellsville community

By Mark Hofmann
The Connellsville community this week lost a woman who loved the city. Nancy Henry was a Daily Courier columnist/freelance writer and a Rotarian who was active in various other organizations. Henry was a beloved daughter, sister and aunt. And she was a ...

Talented woodworker formerly of Mt. Pleasant built desk for Reagan

By Craig Smith
The woodworking artistry of James Myers was displayed at the White House in a desk he built for then-President Ronald Reagan and in the cabinets ...

Norwin athlete formidable in sports, classroom

By Craig Smith
As half of Norwin High School’s larger-than-life sports duos, Paul Naponick and his family shared one of the tiniest homes in their neighborhood. “I remember ...

Hard-working Sewickley Township farm matriarch passes away at 83

By Joe Napsha
Rising at 5 a.m. to milk 40 to 50 cows on the family’s dairy farm in Sewickley Township, then getting 11 children ready for ...

9/11 survivor seen in iconic photo covered in dust dies from cancer

By The Associated Press
BAYONNE, N.J. — A New Jersey woman shown covered in dust in an iconic photo taken after the 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City ...

Ross Army Air Corps vet last living crew member

By Rick Wills
On his first bombing mission, Charles Stark and his crew mates had to bail from their plane. “He always wanted to fly. That is really a ...

New Kensington physician fought for social justice

By Mary Ann Thomas
Social activist Dr. Daniel Fine died at age 91 Sunday in his New Kensington home surrounded by family. The Yale-educated physician brought a myriad of ...

Athletic jokester enjoyed family, friends, red wine

By Tony Raap
Henry Mykich loved to drink red wine and tease his friends. And not necessarily in that order. “He was just a jokester,” said Toni Lynn Tellinger of ...

District judge loved serving his neighbors

By Tony Raap
When Charles McLaughlin was elected district judge in Brookline in 1985, other magistrates advised him to get an unlisted telephone number. Otherwise, your work will ...

Nurturing woman’s business, garden flourished

By Katishi Maake
The aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks left travelers across the world deathly afraid of flying. Gibsonia-based travel service Frontiers International took a significant ...

Kind Greensburg man followed his heart in all aspects of life

By Greg Reinbold
No matter how long it had been since they had spoken to Scott Macaluso, friends and family weren’t surprised to pick up the phone and ...

Veteran’s courage, work ethic inspired family

By Joe Napsha
Edward Chlebowski learned the meaning of hard work as a youngster, when he dropped out of Scottdale High School to work during the Great Depression ...

Police chief’s home was ‘open to everyone’

By Mary Pickels
William Roland was the kind of father who enjoyed cooking family meals and playing hide and seek with his children. As a police officer, he would ...

Skurcenski, colorful scorekeeper in high school sports scene, dies at age 73

By Kevin Gorman
The Western Pennsylvania high school sports scene lost a colorful, quirky character when scorekeeper and statistician Lawrence “Deuce” Skurcenski died Tuesday from complications of a ...

Yvonne Craig, who played Batgirl in the ‘60s, dies at 78

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK — Yvonne Craig, who played the sexy, crime-fighting Batgirl in the 1960s TV hit “Batman,” has died. She was 78. Craig died Monday at ...

Longtime Ohio Congressman Louis Stokes dies at 90

By The Associated Press
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Former U.S. Rep. Louis Stokes, a 15-term congressman from Ohio who took on tough assignments looking into assassinations and scandals, has died. ...

Tireless volunteer put her family, friends first

By Alex Felser
Everyone was family to Kara Campbell. “There was no inner circle of friends for Kara; everyone was in it,” said her younger brother, Matt Dixon. Kara L. ...

‘All in the Family’ producer, Washington County native Bud Yorkin dies at 89

By The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES — Washington County native Bud Yorkin, a director and producer who helped forge a new brand of topical TV comedy with the 1970s ...

Dancer, studio owner inspired by Astaire, Rogers

By Tony Raap
Margaret Ruth Adams-Atkinson caught the dancing bug as a young girl when she won a dance contest. She started a dance studio and taught tap dance ...