Warren Jobe,110, one of the oldest veterans of World War...

Deaths Elsewhere

May 11, 2000

Warren Jobe,110, one of the oldest veterans of World War I, died May 4 of congestive heart failure in Fossil, Ore.

He received his basic training near the end of the war, but the war ended before he saw combat. He was mustered out of the Army in 1918 in Tacoma, Wash. He then homesteaded in eastern Oregon and kept cattle, sheep and horses.

During the Great Depression, he was forced to leave the homestead and take a job at a sawmill.

John P. Robin, 87, a driving force behind Pittsburgh's transformation from a smokestack town to a modern urban center, died Sunday.

Although he never held elected office, Mr. Robin played a key role in the development of Pittsburgh's skyline during his 50-year career as a civic leader. The developments he helped guide include Gateway Center, Point State Park and the light rail transit system.

His positions included executive secretary to two Pittsburgh mayors, the first executive director of the Urban Redevelopment of Pittsburgh and chairman of the Port Authority for nearly 20 years. He was the primary supporter of the city's Renaissance rebuilding efforts in the 1940s and 1950s and again in the 1970s and 1980s.

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