I grew up in Bluefield, W.Va., a town of about 16,000, which had no “wrong side” of the tracks — because it was all tracks, for trains moving coal out of southern West Virginia. I lived there with my mother, stepfather and three brothers. Three out of four of my grandparents were immigrants — from Italy, Belgium…

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  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sub Heading A life’s recounting in the subject’s own words
  • Sidebar Title Esther L. Barazzone, Ph. D.
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    Chatham University, President & CEO (1992 – present)

    Philadelphia University, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean (198792)

    Swarthmore College, Associate Provost and Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations (198387);

    University of Pennsylvania, Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations (198283)

    Hamilton and Kirkland Colleges, Clinton, N.Y., Faculty member (197481)

When the mount oliver inclined railway was built in 1872, it was Allegheny County’s second incline, and an average one-​way ride cost six cents.

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  • Issue Year 2016
Susan Allison, 75 A longtime resident of Erie and Sewickley Heights, “Susie” Allison helped her husband, Craig, build a number of businesses, including Tollgrade Communications, which became one of Pittsburgh’s most successful public companies during the dot-​com boom under the leadership of their son Chris. She later devoted her energies to philanthropy, focusing…

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sub Heading Noting the passing of Pittsburgh citizens
John Kane was the quintessential Pittsburgh working man: tough, hard-​working, unpretentious, and yet extraordinarily creative. He emigrated from Scotland in 1879, worked for Frick’s coke works, Carnegie’s steel mill and the Pennsylvania Railroad where he became a painter of boxcars for the railroad. Later, emerging as a true artist, he created some of…

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sub Heading The Pittsburgh Foundation Seeks to Broaden Regional Prosperity
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