Friday, January 11, 2013
Ruth F. Nirella: Age 98, of Cecil Township, formerly of Carnegie, on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Friday, January 11
Ruth F. Nirella: Age 98, of Cecil Township, formerly of Carnegie, on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Joseph A. Nirella; loving mother of Russell J. (Susan) Nirella; daughter of the late Chatham and Jeannetta Fulton; also survived by four grandchildren Joane (Joshua) Griffith, Joshua (Laura) Nirella, James (Stefane) Nirella, and Judith (Keary) Hiers; 11 great-grandchildren Isabella, Noah, Rocco and Meadow Griffith, Isaac, Elan, Lydia, Sienna, Daniel, Alexa, and Kalina Nirella. Ruth taught music for many years in the Carnegie school district. She was the choir director at the Carnegie United Presbyterian church for a number of years. Visitation 2-4 and 6-8 pm Friday, 9-11am Saturday at HENNEY BRADWELL & NIRELLA FUNERAL HOME…
Friday, June 22, 2012
Friends and classmates of Scotty Katonka remembered the freshman after he died in a single-car crash Wednesday night.
Friends and classmates of Scotty Katonka remembered him Thursday for his easy-going nature, hockey skills and friendly demeanor. “He’s a great guy,” said Nigel Truong, who was a friend and played with him on the Chartiers Valley freshmen hockey team. “He’s funny. I swear I’ve never seen him upset. He’s easy to talk to. Just an overall good friend. “I’m sure you can see it everywhere with people talking about him.” Scotty, a 15-year-old Chartiers Valley High School student who just finished his freshman year, died Wednesday night when the car he was riding in crashed into a tree on Scotts Run Road in Collier. Four other kids who are in the Chartiers Valley school system also were injured in the single-car crash. “I’ve never lost someone I …
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Jimmy Slack's family says he was smart, compassionate and, at times, silly.
The family of Jimmy Slack gathered in their Bridgeville home Tuesday night a day after his body had been found and told stories, wept, shared a few laughs and flipped through old photos of him. “It’s just hard to sort through everything,” said Maureen Shields while looking at the numerous photos of her brother. “We’re going through pictures to make a picture board. It’s just really hard to go through pictures of someone’s entire life and at 25, that’s his entire life.” Pittsburgh police found Slack’s body in the Ohio River nearly two months after he disappeared while attending a concert in Pittsburgh. The family spent each of those 46 days he was missing hoping for a miracle that he would come home. Now they’re trying to share the happy …
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Multiple news agencies report that the longtime Penn State football coach died Sunday.
Venerable former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno died earlier today, multiple news agencies are reporting. "It is with great sadness that we announce that Joe Paterno passed away earlier today. His loss leaves a void in our lives that will never be filled," Paterno's family said in a statement, ABC News reported. Penn State University released the following statement Sunday morning regarding Paterno's death: "We grieve for the loss of Joe Paterno, a great man who made us a greater university. His dedication to ensuring his players were successful both on the field and in life is legendary and his commitment to education is unmatched in college football. His life, work and generosity will be remembered always. "The university plans to…
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
The show, Restaurant: Impossible, films at Del's in Bloomfield on Thursday.
Chef Chuck Kerber is taking on the impossible. Restaurant: Impossible, that is. Kerber of Swissvale will be involved in the Thursday filming of the Food Network show in Pittsburgh, which gives its star, Robert Irvine, and a local crew a chance to rescue a struggling restaurant. This particular episode will be filmed at Del’s Bar and Ristorante in Bloomfield. “The producer from Food Network called me last week and I thought it was a friend pulling my leg,” Kerber said. That producer did a local search on the Internet for the restaurant and stumbled upon Kerber’s own website, Pittsburgh Hot Plate, and a less than flattering review of Del’s. “They go in and retool restaurants and address the issues there,” Kerber said of the show. “My family …
Friday, August 12, 2011
Father and son from Scott returned to Libya to join the rebels
When fighting broke out in Libya this spring, the Rev. Dallas Brown wasn’t surprised when he heard his friend and former colleague, Mabruk Eshnuk, returned to his homeland to join the resistance. Eshnuk , who lived in the Scott Township with his family, returned to his home country with his son, Malik, to join rebel forces trying to oust Moammar Gadhafi from power. “He was committed to freedom in his country,” said Brown, who worked as a spiritual counselor alongside Eshnuk at Allegheny County Jail. “If he had the chance to fight for it, I’m not surprised he did.” Mabruk and Malik Eshnuk died together last weekend when a mortar hit the vehicle they were riding in, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The family could not be reached …
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Post-Gazette photographer and Scott resident James G. Klingensmith died Monday at age 100
James G. Klingensmith, a city kid who became a local icon through a four-decade photojournalism career best known for snapping Maz's iconic Game 7 home run, died of natural causes Monday at Kane Regional Center in Scott Township. He was 100. Affectionately known as “Pap” and “Klinger” to a large network of family, friends and area media professionals, Klingensmith captured Pirates second baseman Bill Mazeroski’s excited rush around the bases after slugging the game-winning homer against the favored Yankees at Forbes Field in 1960. It remains the only walkoff homer in Game 7 World Series history. At his 100th birthday party earlier this month, the Scott resident described that he was able to capture that shot on little more than a gut …
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Robert McCartney drove school buses for 12 years after retiring from Duquesne Light in the mid-1990s.
A Scott Township man who spent his retirement years driving school buses for Chartiers Valley died Monday morning when his car collided with a dump truck in Stowe Township. According to the Allegheny County coroner’s office, 78-year-old Robert McCartney died at Ohio Valley General Hospital shortly after the crash. McCartney’s wife of 57 years, Betty, said he spent his life working for Duquesne Light, driving bucket trucks and overseeing the dangerous electrical maintenance work on utility poles. When he retired in the mid-1990s, he decided to use his commercial driver's license to help the school district. Betty McCartney said her husband loved driving school buses and interacting with the students before retiring from that part-time job …