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With Instruments and Odes, Comforting Mexican Mourners

April 4, 2014 - 6:06 PM

MEXICO CITY -- The gravediggers tossed dirt onto the gray coffin, the dust adding tears to weepy eyes. A young man in a T-shirt poured out a

Paul Aussaresses, 95, Who Tortured Algerians, Dies

December 5, 2013 - 6:06 PM

Correction Appended

Traveling to Find Your Roots

November 16, 2013 - 6:06 PM

It was lunchtime at the Outlaws' Shack in Poiana Brasov, a mountain resort in Transylvania, and we were washing down chunks of kashkaval che

Sid Yudain, Who Created Roll Call, Dies at 90

October 26, 2013 - 6:06 PM

Sid Yudain, who created what he called a community newspaper -- Roll Call -- for what he called "the most important community in the world,

Obituary: Carl S. Beltz Jr. / 'Mayor' of the Montour Trail treated everyone as a friend

October 21, 2013 - 12:12 AM

Carl S. Beltz Jr. of Bethel Park died Friday at age 81 after suffering a stroke.

Obituary: Marvin Lee 'Goose' Goslin / KDKA sports reporter passionate about radio

October 15, 2013 - 12:12 AM

Marvin Lee "Goose" Goslin made a mark as a KDKA Radio sports reporter for two decades.

Obituary: Michelle Madoff-Scheske / Outspoken Pittsburgh city council member, air pollution group founder

October 13, 2013 - 4:04 PM

Michelle Madoff-Scheske, colorful city council member for 15 years, was a pioneering activist for clean air and women's rights.

Obituary: Dorothy Graeham / Community theater actress who persevered as a single parent of 4

October 13, 2013 - 12:12 AM

A native of Liverpool, Dorothy Graeham came to Pittsburgh in her 20s and devoted herself to theater, family and the Carnegie Hero Fund.

Obituary: Elsa DeChellis DiCicco / Brought taste of Italy, passion for cooking to Coraopolis

October 12, 2013 - 12:12 AM

Tireless volunteer and nonagenarian cookbook author from Coraopolis dies.

Dated obit photos

October 11, 2013 - 12:12 AM

A phenomenon that I have noticed recently is the portrayal of the deceased in extremely youthful photographs with their obituaries.

Obituary: John C. Ferguson Jr. / Mt. Lebanon treasurer 28 years, unopposed on November ballot

October 11, 2013 - 12:12 AM

John Ferguson's name is on the ballot this November, running unopposed for another four-year term.

Obituary: John T. Nomides / Fun-loving hair colorist, sports fanatic

October 10, 2013 - 12:12 AM

The sports-loving former Navy boiler technician, known as a "man's man," died of a heart attack Friday.

Obituary: Nelson Ferguson / Pearl Harbor experience during WWII colored his life

October 10, 2013 - 12:12 AM

Nelson Ferguson was one of the last remaining members of the local chapter of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association.

Obituary: Lt. Gen. Elvin R. Heiberg III / U.S. general who took blame for Katrina failures

October 6, 2013 - 12:12 AM

He expressed regret for failing to fight hard enough to build floodgates that he believed might have protected New Orleans.

Obituary: Janice H. Miknevich / Looked to improve herself, sought out adventure

October 6, 2013 - 12:12 AM

The 66-year-old Findlay resident was "a strong person and a person who loved life," said her husband.

Obituary: Phillipe R. Petite / Longtime government employee had a remarkable career

October 4, 2013 - 7:07 AM

Mr. Petite immersed himself in the Hill District's problems as a legislative assistant to House Speaker K. Leroy Irvis Jr.

Obituary: Michelangelo Sciulli / Immigrant, contractor who loved to polka

October 1, 2013 - 12:12 AM

Michelangelo Sciulli was able to achieve the American dream while turning his small business into a big one.

Obituary: L.C. Greenwood / Big part of Steelers' Steel Curtain

September 29, 2013 - 2:02 PM

L.C. Greenwood played for the Steelers from 1969 to 1981 and earned four Super Bowl rings.

Obituary: S. Hartley Johnston / Leader at foundation of community college system

September 26, 2013 - 12:12 AM

The founding president of Westmoreland Community College had a passion for music and education.

Local dispatch: Quiet little funeral offers opportunity to reflect upon life

September 20, 2013 - 12:12 AM

There's no need for a lot of fuss at the funeral home in order to appreciate the life left behind.

Obituary: Rachel A. Freund / Tenacious fighter for people with mental illnesses

September 20, 2013 - 12:12 AM

Rachel Freund died Wednesday, more than two years after being diagnosed with metastatic colon cancer.

Obituary: Lorenzo Hill / Devoted family man with strong work ethic

September 17, 2013 - 12:12 AM

Hill District resident was a decorated World War II veteran and an accountant in Pittsburgh.

Obituary: Judy Nees / World Affairs Council staffer called 'fixer' of organization

September 12, 2013 - 12:12 AM

Judy Nees, a longtime mentor and fixer for World Affairs Council and Navy League, died Sunday at age 78.

Attack on Syria would be latest bad idea

September 6, 2013 - 12:12 AM

From Cyrus to courts and media and NAACP to Obama, the nation is full of faulty decisions right now.

Obituary: Joan Lynn Kettering Dalrymple / Football mom had Pittsburgh pride

September 4, 2013 - 12:12 AM

Joan Dalrymple died on Friday -- the first day of the high school football season, which her son called one of her favorite days.

Obituary: Dixie Evans / Burlesque performer who echoed Marilyn Monroe

September 1, 2013 - 12:12 AM

Dixie Evans was a marquee name at midcentury.

Obituary: James H. McConomy / Scholarly attorney had passion for books, history

August 31, 2013 - 12:12 AM

James H. McConomy was the former managing partner at the Reed Smith law firm.

Obituary: Sid Bernstein / Masterminded the Beatles' concerts in NYC

August 26, 2013 - 12:12 AM

Impresario landed concerts for them in New York City at Carnegie Hall in 1964 and Shea Stadium in 1965.

Obituary: Ron Motley / Led litigation team tackling big tobacco

August 24, 2013 - 12:12 AM

He led the litigation team that led to the largest civil settlement in U.S. history -- $246 billion.

Obituary: Mary Lou O'Toole / Singer with rich voice performed at nightclubs across country

August 22, 2013 - 12:12 AM

Mary Lou O'Toole, whose rich, beautiful voice helped her forge a professional singing career that lasted more than 20 years, died Monday.