In 2013, gone but not forgotten

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Ora Lee Carroll
Carroll, who founded East Liberty Concerned Citizens Corp. and created the original comprehensive Larimer Plan for community development passed away surrounded by family in Norfolk, Va., Jan. 25, after a lengthy battle with cancer.  She was 71.

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Elbert Hatley

Elbert Hatley
Hatley, former executive director of the Hill Community Development Corporation and longtime development consultant, died July 26 after a long battle with cancer. He was 70.

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Jimmy Ponder

Jimmy Ponder
From the Hill District, to Manhattan, to Atlanta and beyond, he epitomized the Pittsburgh jazz guitar legacy. He died Sept. 16 after battling cancer for more than a year. He was 67.

Chuck Austin

Chuck Austin

Chuck Austin
Charles “Chuck” Austin one of Pittsburgh’s jazz greats passed away of cancer Saturday, May 26 at Aspinwall Veterans Administration hospice at the age of 84.

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Phil Petie

Phil Petite
Phillipe R. Petite, long-time office manager for Pittsburgh’s Equal Opportunity Review Commission died during the evening of Sept. 30. The cause was congestive heart failure. He was 62.

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L.C. Greenwood

L.C. Greenwood
L.C. Greenwood, entrepreneur, active in multiple charity and community organizations, and one of the last of the Steel Curtain Defensive Line of the 1970s four Super Bowl Pittsburgh Steelers has died. Greenwood passed away from kidney failure Sept. 29 in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital following a surgical procedure on his back.  He was 67 years old.

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Rex Crawley

Rex Crawley
Crawley, who had been battling non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, lost his bout early Nov. 25 with his wife Daria by his side at Shadyside Hospital. He was 49.

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Bernadette Turner

Bernadette Turner
As a woman with a vision for a better community, Bernadette C. Turner worked diligently and whole-heartedly at achieving that very goal. She made sure that whatever she did had a positive impact on her community and the people within it. Her journey ended on Dec. 26 after a long battle with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Turner was 42.

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