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 Obituaries    December 31, 2013

Jim Price helped get the Slopes' StepTrek up and off the ground

C.J. "Jim" Price of the South Side Slopes recently passed away. Mr. Price was a long time member of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA), having served on its board of directors...

 
 Obituaries    May 14, 2013

John Smith Sr., dedicated to service in Mt. Oliver Boro

Mount Oliver Councilman John Smith Sr. passed away last Wednesday, May 8 after a long illness. He was 82. Mr. Smith had a long history of service to the Mount Oliver Fire Department, joining the company in 1957 and rising to lead the organization as...

 
 By Jennifer Szweda Jordan    Obituaries    February 5, 2013

Mister Butler, founder of Elder-ado, Knoxville Y director

Arthur M. Butler, Sr., left a legacy of devotion to important community organizations serving both seniors and youth. But those who knew him said that he always put his family first--and advised...

 
 By Jennifer Szweda    Obituaries    January 22, 2013

Margaret Hurney, South Side businesswoman for 44 years

The South Side recently lost a figure who was part grandmother, part unofficial community mayor. Metropolitan Cleaners owner Margaret Hurney was 85 when she died on January 7. She owned and ran the dry cleaner for 44 years. Her family remembers even...

 
 Obituaries    July 26, 2005

Morse Code operator during WWII

Philomena Rose (Pisacreta) Jones of Mount Washington, a self-taught Morse Code operator during WWII who also worked as a telegraph operator and translated Morse Code for play-by-play broadcasts of Bob Prince, died on July 19 at the Altoona Center...

 
 By Al Lowe    Obituaries    June 14, 2005

Betty Koffler, former editor of the South Hills Record, the Server

Elizabeth L. “Betty” Koffler, of Brookline, who edited the South Hills Record from 1964 to 1982, had a life filled with small adventures. Virginia Leas, of Whitehall, a friend from Mrs. Koffler's youth in Overbrook, recalled her adventurous...

 
 By Al Lowe    Obituaries    December 28, 2004

Jack Schultz, neighborhood leader, conscientious public servant

By Al Lowe Contributing Writer Most people who knew John L. “Jack” Schultz also knew his golden retrievers, Abbey and Haley. He would walk the dogs through his Arlington neighborhood and would notice problems that needed to be corrected. Mr. Schu...

 
 By Roberta Smith    Obituaries    December 14, 2004

Jo Ann Salopek, longtime South Side advocate

Jo Ann Salopek's picture will never appear on a Wheaties box, but to the hundreds of South Siders whose lives she touched during nearly 40 years of community concern, she was a true champion. Mrs....

 
 By David Assad    Obituaries    June 22, 2004

Bill Holzer, former Mt. Oliver councilman

Bill Holzer left Mount Oliver council almost 10 years ago, but the life-long borough resident remained active in the community until his death June 9. Holzer, 82, passed away suddenly while on a trip to a race track/casino in Wheeling, W.Va. with...

 
 By Al Lowe    Obituaries    May 25, 2004

Joe Rotondo wanted clients to look like movie stars

Joseph Mario Rotondo is fondly remembered as proprietor of the South Side's Hollywood Barber Shop, where, in 1998, you could still get a haircut for $5. “Joe, why don't you give yourself a raise?” his longtime friend Marty Dorfner of Schwartz...

 
 Obituaries    March 9, 2004

Jim Hosek, owner of Tri-State Sports & News Service

Free-lance newspaper reporter Jim Hosek, 50, a life-long Mount Oliver city neighborhood resident, passed away March 4 after a lengthy illness. Mr. Hosek was the proprietor of Tri-State Sports & News Service, a company organized by him to provide...