Willard J. Tillotson Jr., 82 Industry pioneer Bill Tillotson founded and led one of Pennsylvania’s oldest and largest wealth-​management firms, Hefren-​Tillotson. Born with a competitive and friendly nature in the village of Tillotson, near Erie, he served in the U.S. Army for two years before entering Allegheny College, where he was a successful…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2011
  • Sub Heading Noting the passing of prominent Pittsburghers
Dr. Edward Chu is chief of the Division of Hematology/​Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and deputy director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. A native of New England, Dr. Chu comes to Pittsburgh from Yale University School of Medicine, where he was a professor of medicine and pharmacology…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2011
  • Sub Heading Professionals new to Pittsburgh
Growing up in the 1960s and ’70s, Pittsburgh was the center of the universe. All the biggest companies were here: U.S. Steel, Gulf Oil, Alcoa, PPG, Westinghouse; you name it. And on top of that, we had the Pirates and the Steelers. The city was firing on all cylinders, and I pictured myself…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2011
  • Sub Heading A life’s recounting in the subjects own words
In the 1990s, the “Baby Byron” case exposed the nation to Allegheny County’s child welfare system — and one family’s ultimately unsuccessful battle to complete a cross-​racial adoption. “Baby Byron” turned 18 in July. And his story is far from over.

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2011
  • Sub Heading After an early life of turmoil, he looks for a new path
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