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
Robert R. Lavelle, 94 Lavelle founded the Hill District’s Dwelling House Savings & Loan, which helped thousands of people get loans and own their own homes. A devout Christian, the dignified rock of the Hill District viewed his financial work as his mission, advising and helping customers when they were late on payments.…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading Noting the passing of prominent Pittsburghers
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