Van Barfoot, a Medal of Honor recipient in World War II whose fight to fly an American flag outside his home 65 years later drew national at
Ralph McQuarrie, an artist whose paintings of a gold-plated robot in an otherworldly desert and an intergalactic sword duel between a scragg
Donald Payne, New Jersey's first and so far only black congressman and a leading advocate for democracy in Africa during 23 years in the U.S
From a boy who took pleasure in reassembling transistor radios, George "Pete" Dillon grew up to lead Westinghouse Electric Co.'s nuclear ser
Publicly, their gigs were separate. He played to earn a living, she chose the fun singing engagements.
Douglas L. Root Jr., whose diplomatic and collegial style helped immensely in avoiding rancor while negotiating labor contracts as as an Alc
"One exposure on a roll of 36 exposures," Stan Stearns marveled decades later.
Maurice Andre, a virtuoso credited with having transformed the trumpet from a workaday cog in the back of the orchestra into a seductive sol
Along with great love of people, good conversation and handsome clothes, Charles F. Lloyd Jr. most cherished family and song.
Maybe William J. McKenna Sr.'s lifelong fascination with water stemmed from the day in the early 1930s when his father sent him
James Q. Wilson, a social scientist who helped launch a revolution in law enforcement as the co-inventor of the "broken windows" theory, die
Bruce Surtees, an Oscar-nominated cinematographer known as the "Prince of Darkness" for his skill at summoning sharply etched figures
Ulric Neisser, a psychological researcher who helped lead a postwar revolution in the study of the human mind by advancing the
Andrew Breitbart, a conservative blogger and activist who used undercover video to bring discredit and disgrace to his liberal targets, died
Margaret Horne Weis was as comfortable socializing and smoking with U.S. Supreme Court justices as she was helping waitresses who shopped at
L. James Huegel, a retired executive vice president of Consolidation Coal Co., now Consol Energy, died Sunday of heart failure at his home i
"Hard-working" is the first thing that comes to mind when friends and family are asked to describe Rose Marie , who lived most of her life i
In his 80s, long after he had retired and had lost a leg and sight in one eye, the Rev. Clarence Wendell Holmes underwent state training as
Mary Jane McNulty, who became an accomplished poet while raising six children and tending to troubled souls in the wider community, died Tue
Barney Rosset, the maverick publisher who chafed at puritanism and whose relentless challenges of obscenity laws helped overthrow the final
In modern-day arcades, pinball machines are widely considered four-legged, glass-topped dinosaurs.
Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, a president of Italy who held the post during the sweeping corruption scandal of the early 1990s that reshaped the cou
Remembered by friends and family as a woman who "laughed and cried with reckless abandon," an adventurous traveler and a role model for wome
John Turner Sargent Sr., a publisher, editor and socialite who as CEO of Doubleday worked with authors from Dwight Eisenhower to Stephen Kin
Philip Vannatter, who as a Los Angeles police detective helped lead the investigation of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald L. G
When Paul J. Kuszaj suffered a severe brain hemorrhage in 2001, his wife was told he likely had just hours to live.
Known as "Mr. Model T," Bruce McCalley knew more about the car that transformed the world than the company that made it.
Pinpointing the single greatest accomplishment in the life of an acclaimed artist, athlete and educator isn't difficult for friends
Anthony Shadid, one of the most incisive and honored foreign correspondents of his generation, died Thursday in Syria, where he was covering
Helen J. Clark was perhaps the antithesis of the fat-cat Wall Street banker.
"I didn't bring you to Paris to make art; I brought you here to do the buttons and bows," Harper's Bazaar editor Carmel Snow famously snappe
Although she was an Oscar-nominated songwriter, Dory Previn was better known for ballads that spoke to wounded souls.
One family paid their bills with a truckload of hogs, others with chickens, which George R. Boulware's children used to start a business sel
For some, a college degree simply represents what they have studied over the past four years. For Raymond E. Haynes, it kick-started a way o
Jenny Tomasin, a British actress forever known to television viewers as the clumsy, disheveled, Valentino-obsessed kitchen maid Ruby Finch i
W. Gunther Plaut, a rabbi whose vast, scholarly and ardently contemporary edition of the Torah has helped define Reform Judaism in late-20th
Wynn Kenyon, whose ordination by Pittsburgh Presbytery was rejected by the national church in 1974 because he wouldn't ordain women, died Mo
Theatergoers around Pittsburgh might have seen Mary Alice Nicholas Bialock in any number of productions from the 1940s to 1980s, ranging fro
Raymond L. Casper believed in second chances.
Fred Yee was 20-something and wasn't exactly enthralled working in the business world.
Best-selling author Jeffrey Zaslow was killed Friday when he lost control of his car on a snowy road after promoting his latest book in nort
Hal Sanders was the epitome of the small-town boy who makes good, except he wasn't even from a small town.
When the Schenley High School basketball team won a state championship in 1978, Calvin Kane was one of the main catalysts for the Spartans.
Magazine distributor Robert B.
Nearly every week of his adult life, the Rev. Ed DeLair wrote notes. The Rev.
The last veteran of World War I was a waitress, and for 90 years no one knew her name.
Robert Glaser is renowned in the academic world for co-founding the Learning Research and Development Center at the University of
Alcoa executive C. Fred Fetterolf became a leader in a wide variety of civic and philanthropic activities during and after his Alcoa
Charla Krupp, who gained a national following by offering women advice on looking younger and thinner with best-selling books like "How Not
As Eleanor Bailey was helping to plan funeral services for her father, William R.
Kenneth Whitlock, a star Sewickley athlete who became the first black Marine from Allegheny County and then spent three decades as a school
Ben Gazzara, an intense actor whose long career included playing Brick in the original "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"
Thomas J. Murrin, who rose to the top ranks of Westinghouse Electric Corp.
Angelo Dundee, the renowned trainer who guided Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard to boxing glory, died Wednesday in Clearwater, Fla.
As a top television comedy director who won an Emmy directing "The Dick Van Dyke Show"
Don Cornelius, creator and host of "Soul Train,"
PHILADELPHIA -- Cardinal Anthony Joseph Bevilacqua, whose 15 years as shepherd of the 1.5 million-member Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Phila
PHILADELPHIA -- Cardinal Anthony Joseph Bevilacqua, whose 15 years as shepherd of the 1.5 million-member Roman Catholic Archdiocese of
Kevin H. White, a four-term Boston mayor who came to national prominence for shepherding the city through years of racial violence and econo
By profession, Charles J. Kozakiewicz was a corrections official for more than 40 years, including 16 years as warden at the Allegheny Count
Ian Abercrombie, 77, the British character actor who played Elaine's demanding boss, Mr. Pitt, on "Seinfeld," died Thursday at a Los Angeles
Bernard Powers gave his children an early start on learning to sing traditional Irish songs. "He had a good voice, and usually he'd sing at
John T. "Jack" Ferber, a Braddock native who was a noted musician and music teacher, didn't have children of his own. But when he married Lo
When he pitched for Allderdice High School, Jack Sable's fastball was dubbed the radio-ball because it was heard, not seen. He pitched the f
Bill Mardo, a sportswriter for the Communist Party newspaper The Daily Worker who fought major league baseball's color barrier in the 1940s
Joshua Clyde Whetzel Jr., a visionary scientist and conservationist who raised funds to build the Carnegie Science Center, dramatically incr
Robert Hegyes, an actor whose Jewish-Puerto Rican character Juan Epstein was one of the Sweathogs on the 1970s TV sitcom "Welcome Back, Kott
Joseph Mattioli, the founder and chairman of Pocono Raceway, has died following a lengthy illness, NASCAR officials announced Thursday durin
Elizabeth "Betty" Flannery Connolly, the accomplished folk artist and water colorist who received a retrospective showing at the age of 90 a
Former broadcaster Andy Musser, 74, the fabled voice of the Philadelphia Phillies who called Mike Schmidt's pennant-clinching home run for t
Actor James Farentino, whose private life was sometimes as dramatic as the roles he played in theater and on television, died Tuesday at a L
When Sister Barbara Mary Koval entered the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill in 1954, it caused a bit of a stir. In an era when many new sist
Marty Springstead, who umpired games in Major League Baseball for 20 years and supervised major league umpires as an executive for more than
Robin Elouise Connors, a longtime Pittsburgh psychotherapist with a gift for healing and a passion for advocating for victims of sexual abus
Roy L. Ash, a co-founder and former president of Litton Industries who served as director of the Office of Management and Budget in the 1970
Had Joe Paterno's life remained unclouded for a just a few more months, the remembrances today would speak solely of his legacy as the winni
Penny Jordan, a British romance novelist whose tales of beguiling women falling breathlessly in love with handsome sheiks, Sicilian billiona
Gustav Leonhardt, a Dutch harpsichordist and conductor who was a major figure in the postwar "early music" movement, which sought to give hi
Elizabeth Brumfiel, a past president of the American Anthropological Association, was a widely recognized scholar in the field of feminist a
Etta James' performance of the enduring classic "At Last" was the embodiment of refined soul: Angelic-sounding strings harkened the arrival
Jay A. Jones, a gadget-minded man from an entrepreneurial family, liked living on the edge -- the cutting edge of whatever technology was th
Edward J. Derwinski, a folksy Illinois Republican who served 12 terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and was the first secretary of th
Jerome Rubin, who helped bring to market the commercial online research database today known as LexisNexis and the display technology behind
As a pioneering rhythm-and-blues singer, songwriter, drummer, bandleader and disc jockey, Johnny Otis made the kind of conscious life choice
Joel J. Tyler, who as a Manhattan judge ruled, in a particularly explicit and colorful opinion, that the pornographic film "Deep Throat" was
There were clues early on in George White's life that his innate scientific interest would be matched by a love of culture. By third grade,
Danny Evins, who created Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, a restaurant heavy on grits and nostalgia, expanded it into a $2 billion chain an
Denise Darcel, a buxom French-born chanteuse and actress who gained screen popularity in the early 1950s playing opposite some of Hollywood'
James E. Alexander, who arrived at the Post-Gazette as assistant Sunday editor in 1949 and retired as managing editor three decades later, d
Robert L. Carter, a former federal judge in New York City who, as a lawyer, was a leading strategist and a persuasive voice in the legal ass
When a mother-to-be would get nervous about delivering her baby, Robert Sabatelle, an obstetrician at Sewickley Valley Hospital, knew exactl
John "Jack" Ward Jr. told his family that his most memorable Christmas was in 1936. On Christmas Eve, as most of his brothers and sisters sl
Lindy. In Western Pennsylvania high school football, that one name was synonymous with New Castle High School, a truckload of victories, cha
As a math teacher in the McKeesport Area School District, Randy S. Gwosden emphasized with students and fellow teachers that there is more t
The Rev. John Thomas, an Episcopal priest from Mt. Lebanon, devoted much of his ministry to helping young people discover God's purpose for
John Chamberlain, a prolific American sculptor whose use of crushed automobile sheet-metal became his signature during a career that spanned
Jane Whisner always felt that every young person deserved a chance at a decent job, whether they went to college or not. So she spent much o
Over the last half century, Pittsburgh organists rarely depressed keys in recitals without the push of the record button by Paul Engle. The
Joyce Joynes Langston had a lack of inhibition and an abundance of caring -- she put the one to good use for entertaining, and the other to
One of the last links to the silent film era, Frederica Sagor Maas wrote the script for 1925's "The Plastic Age," which launched actress Cla