Dr. William M. Cooper, 87: William Cooper possessed tremendous medical knowledge, superior diagnostic skills and a compassionate manner that helped many patients and Greater Pittsburgh alike. The hematologist was also an innovator, helping to form the Central Blood Bank of Pittsburgh and serving as its first medical director. He served as medical director…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2007
  • Sub Heading Noting the passing of prominent Pittsburghers
E. James Trimarchi, 83: Over the past 23 years, Trimarchi built a small Indiana bank with $31 million in assets into the $6 billion First Commonwealth Financial Corporation, serving as its first president and CEO and retiring as chairman six months before his death.A native of Indiana who served as a naval officer…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading Noting the passing of prominent Pittsburghers
James Ignatius Smith III, 74: Smith became the first executive director of the Allegheny County Bar Association and built it into one of the most vital in the country. He was in charge from 1963 until 2001 and built membership from 1,900 to 6,500 and staff from seven to 70.Smith was dedicated to…

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  • Issue Quarter Spring/​Summer
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading Noting the passing of prominent Pittsburghers
Rudolph B. Stanish, 94: Stanish was known as the “Omelet King” for cooking for such personages as JFK, Paul Mellon, Goldman Sachs and Marilyn Monroe. The Yukon, Westmoreland County native was sent as a teenager to Newport, R.I., where he began his career as a domestic worker. After working in the kitchen, he…

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2008
  • Sub Heading Noting the passing of prominent Pittsburghers
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