January 11, 1993
A 62-year-old man became the world's second recipient of a baboon liver at the University of Pittsburgh yesterday in a transplant that was part of an effort to overcome the species barrier and alleviate the growing shortage of organs from human donors.The patient was dying from hepatitis B, a virus that destroyed his liver, building up bile in his blood and giving his skin a deep yellow hue.But his chronic active hepatitis B infection would most likely infect a donated human liver, making him ineligible to receive a donated human organ at most transplant centers, including the University of Pittsburgh, officials said.
February 6, 2005
Mr. and Mrs. Randy Ware, of Friedens, PA, have announced the marriage of their daughter, Susan Lindsay Ware, to Mr. Robert Scott Gahs, son of Mrs. Marie Gahs and the late Mr. Kenneth Gahs, of Jarrettsville, MD. The wedding ceremony took place on October 23, 2004, at Friedens Lutheran Church. A reception followed at the University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown. After a honeymoon in Hawaii, the couple resides in Frederick, MD.
May 30, 2004
Julie Carl and Thomas Brown were united in marriage on October 31, 2003 at Ascension Lutheran Church, Towson, MD. Julie is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Richard D. Carl, Sr., of Towson, MD. She received her degree in Psychology from Towson University and is currently an Art Designer in Cockeysville, MD. Thomas is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Brown, of Canton, PA. He attended the University of Pittsburgh and he is the Quality Manager at ITW Signode, Baltimore,...
December 30, 2002
Clyde Henry "Pete" Graf, a teacher, travel agent and research biologist, died Tuesday of prostate cancer at his home in Abingdon, Harford County. He was 84. The Pittsburgh native was awarded a track scholarship to the University of Pittsburgh, where he received a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in education. He and three other members of the Pitt relay team ran a record 3:14.8 mile in the Penn Relays in Philadelphia in 1939. The tournament record stood until 1950. Mr. Graf entered the Army Air Corps in 1942.
December 6, 1994
Robert Bernat, 63, a university administrator and professor who founded the River City Brass Band in 1981, died Saturday of cancer in Pittsburgh. He taught, conducted and held administrative posts at Bethany College, Brandeis University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Ohio State University and the University of Pittsburgh. His compositions include "In Memoriam: John F. Kennedy," commissioned for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and the brass band fantasy, "Dunlap's Creek."Arthur Frank Shore, 70, part of an international team that rescued ancient Egyptian archaeological treasures threatenedby the rising waters of the Aswan dam in the 1960s, died Nov. 27 in London.
March 5, 2003
Eleonore Rosina Buehl, a retired librarian who worked at the old Baltimore City Hospital and earlier at the University of Pittsburgh, died Thursday of complications from a circulatory disorder at the Fairhaven retirement community in Sykesville. She was 96. Miss Buehl was born in Montague, Mich., the daughter of the Rev. Louis Frederick Christian Buehl, a German Methodist minister who later was professor of theology at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio. Miss Buehl earned her bachelor's degree from the college in 1929.