Friday, April 19, 2013
Shalley, Baldwin High's former choral director, died on March 6.
Former Baldwin High School singers said goodbye to longtime choral director Dr. Regis V. Shalley last month the best way that they could, belting out a rendition of "The Hundred Pipers" during Dr. Shalley's funeral Mass at Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church in Baldwin Borough. The alumni gathered to sing at the conclusion of the Mass for Shalley, who was Baldwin High's choral director from 1954 to 1981 and died on March 6 at the age of 88. Current Baldwin choral director Kris Tranter oversaw the alumni performance. Along with "The Hundred Pipers"—fitting given Baldwin's mascot, the Highlander—the alumni performed "The Lord Bless You and Keep You," as well. ("The Hundred Pipers" is also known as "Wi' a Hundred Pipers/Annie …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Dr. Shalley died on March 6.
Former Baldwin High School choir members will have one last chance to sing for the late Dr. Regis V. Shalley. Dr. Shalley, who died on March 6 at the age of 88, will have a Mass of Christian Burial at Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church in Baldwin Borough at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 14, and choir alumni are invited to attend and sing in honor of Shalley at the conclusion of the Mass. Shalley was the choral director at Baldwin High from 1954 to 1981. Friends are being received at the John F. Slater Funeral Home in Brentwood Borough on Tuesday, March 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday, March 13, from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral prayer will also be held at Slater's on Thursday morning at 10:15. According to his …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The event, now in its second year, raised more than $53,000 in 2012.
It'll once again be a great day for hockey when residents from around Pittsburgh convene in Brentwood Borough on Saturday, March 9, for the second annual "Drop the Puck on Cancer" fundraising event that will benefit a number of South Hills families. "Drop the Puck" raised more than $53,000 this past year for the Duttine family, of Whitehall Borough, and the efforts of the late Tom Cavataio, of Brentwood. Julie Andrulonis Duttine, who grew up in Brentwood, died from cancer in December 2011, the same month that Tom Cavataio, a hockey enthusiast largely responsible for developing street hockey in Brentwood, also died from the disease. This year, proceeds from the event will also be shared with the families of four more Brentwood natives who …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Baldwin-Whitehall's Leng was a 1955 NIT champion.
There was a time when the National Invitation Tournament was the best college basketball event in the country and its champion was considered the best scholastic team in the land. That was the case in 1955 when the Duquesne University Dukes won the NIT behind the superb play of Sihugo Green, a future No. 1 NBA draft choice. Green's practice partner that year?: Baldwin Borough's Ralph Leng, who died on Sunday after a yearlong battle with leukemia, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Leng, who was 77, graduated from the now-defunct St. Wendelin High School in Pittsburgh before earning his piece of the national title by sharpening the play of Green and the rest of Duquesne's starting lineup. "The coaches looked at my dad and figured he was …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Friends will be received at Brentwood's Slater Funeral Home on Thursday and Friday.
Timothy John Pifer of South Park Township, the president of the charity-minded Baldwin Kiwanis Club, died on Monday. Prior to a moment of silence at Tuesday night's Baldwin Borough Council meeting, council Vice President Michael Stelmasczyk said that Pifer died during an operation related to a heart problem. Through his longtime membership in the Kiwanis Club, Pifer, 64, worked closely with the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children. Friends will be received at the John F. Slater Funeral Home in Brentwood Borough on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral prayer will also be held at Slater Funeral Home on Saturday at 10:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Germaine Church in …
Friday, December 28, 2012
Sally Haas, president of the Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce, died unexpectedly on Thursday. Friends and colleagues praise her leadership.
Chip Holsworth, president of the Military Affairs Coalition of Western Pennsylvania, said that the local military advocacy group will have to search "far and wide" to find another leader like Sally Haas. Haas, the president of the Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce and the co-chair of its military coalition, died unexpectedly on Thursday following surgery for an undisclosed condition. She was 58 and lived in Whitehall Borough. A fixture at coalition meetings and Moon Township military community events, Haas was tireless in her efforts to stave off a potential closure of the 911th Airlift Wing in Moon, Holsworth said. "She was our most active member," Holsworth said. "It's an incredible loss." Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, who …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Trucks can be donated immediately at Slater Funeral Service in Scott Township or at Maddox Derkosh's funeral Mass at St. Bernard Church in Mt. Lebanon on Friday.
UPDATE: Funeral Home, Police Station to Accept Derkosh Trucks 'Indefinitely' The Derkosh family of Whitehall Borough is asking that interested parties, in lieu of flowers, give toy construction trucks to be donated to a children's Christmas charity in the memory of 2-year old Maddox Derkosh, who died tragically at the Pittsburgh Zoo on Sunday. The trucks are being accepted right now at William Slater II Funeral Service in Scott Township. They will also be accepted at Derkosh's funeral Mass at St. Bernard Church in Mt. Lebanon at 10 a.m. on Friday. Friends will be welcomed for a viewing of Maddox at Slater Funeral Service from 2 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, according to Maddox's obituary on the funeral service's website. Trucks can also be …
Sunday, October 14, 2012
The former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania died on Sunday morning, according to several sources.
Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter died Sunday morning due to complications from non-Hodgkin lymphoma, according to reports from numerous news agencies. Specter was 82. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1980 and served for 30 years, which is longer than any other Pennsylvania senator. He lost his seat in 2010 after switching from the Republican to the Democratic party. Specter suffered a number of illnesses over the past two decades. For a full report from CNN, including a brief biography, click here. This article originally appeared on the Dormont-Brookline Patch. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
McPherson, 81, died on Wednesday.
Samuel McPherson, who most recently lived in Whitehall Borough, died unexpectedly at the age of 81 on Wednesday, according to his obituary published by the Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home. A cause of death was not given. McPherson was a longtime resident of Baldwin Borough, having served in the roles of borough mayor, councilman, committeeman and democratic chairman there. He was also an honorary member of the South Baldwin Volunteer Fire Company. McPherson was also a member of Steamfitters Local Union No. 449 for over 55 years and was employed with the Power Piping Company of Etna Borough for over 50 years, serving as a steamfitter, project manager and part-owner. According to the obituary, McPherson enjoyed spending time …
Saturday, September 15, 2012
May 14, 1950 - Sept. 11, 2012.
Roger J. Eyrolles, of Baldwin Borough, a longtime youth baseball coach in Baldwin-Whitehall, has died at the age of 62, according to his obituary in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Eyrolles had been diagnosed in July with pancreatic cancer, the Post-Gazette reported, and died on Tuesday. According to the newspaper, Eyrolles coached youth baseball for more than 20 years, continuing to do so even after his son was done playing. Friends will be received at Griffith Mortuary on Brownsville Road in South Park Township (just south of the Baldwin Borough border) this Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m., and a Mass will be celebrated at Nativity Catholic Church on Curry Road in South Park on Monday at 10 a.m. The Western Pennsylvania Chapter…