We will have a tribute in memory of the classmates no longer with us. If you know of someone not on the list below, kindly let us know with an email to a committee member (Committee & emails to be posted soon).

Tributes to our classmates, personal memories and/or recollections of how they touched your life may be left here.



 

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Thomas Accetta


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From Greg McCann on October 12th, 2016
Tom was my best friend growing up until he passed. A brilliant guy, great wit, dedicated athlete, and an amazing friend. I still think about him. Greg McCann
 

David Anstadt


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From Bob Milie on September 9th, 2017
Dave,

You are missed and remembered with a smile.

Bob Milie
 

Arthur Babuscio


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From paul ullrich on July 24th, 2017
We miss you. Much Love
 

Clifton Bulette


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http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1129&dat=19780103&id=LEsNAAAAIBAJ&sjid=L20DAAAAIBAJ&pg=3843,166661

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Thomas Cochrane

- - May 11th, 2002


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http://www.post-gazette.com/obituaries/20020523s19cochrane0523p5.asp

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From Cyndee Cochrane Sturtevant on April 24th, 2012
Image "This is the man I am going to marry, i told a friend after our first date in September 1975". Six years later, after Tom graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering from Lafayette College in Easton, PA, that dream came true. Tom had a job with International Paper Co and we settled in Middlebury, Vermont. IP took us to Woolrich, PA and on to Wilton, Maine. We were blessed with four children: Maria, Gretchen, Tommy and Ian. Tom coached baseball, soccer, anything for the kids!  On his 40th birthday, Tom "retired" from IP to pursue his dream of becoming a UCC minister. He attended Bangor Theological Seminary and served as Interim Minister in Rangeley Maine. Tom had a special gift for making every person he met feel that he had been waiting there, just for them. I take JOY that i had  the privilege of walking beside Tom for 27 years. 
 

Cynthia Colver

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From Chuck, Gayle & Terry Colver on July 12th, 2012
Image Our sister Cynthia died from Leukemia in August before what would have been her senior year in high school. We remember her for her free spirit, her great determination and her love for her family and friends. She has made our lives better for having lived. In addition, our parents and some others who lost children to cancer, together with McDonald's and the Pittsburgh Steelers worked to create the Ronald McDonald House in Pittsburgh, whcih opened in 1979. The Ronald McDonald House provides a home for families of children with cancer and other serious illnesses who come to Pittsburgh for treatment at Children's Hospital. This wonderful facility in a way is Cynthia's legacy along with that of many other children lost to cancer.

One of Cynthia's favorite songs was "Fire and Rain" by James Taylor. Her life was short yet complete. She is an inspiration to her family and friends.

Thanks for remembering our sister! Our best to the MtL Class of 1977!


 

Timothy M. Donoghue


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From Terry O'Rourke Donoghue on July 4th, 2012

After having graduated from MLHS, Tim Donoghue went on to earn his bachelor’s degree at the University of Pittsburgh and master’s degree in business administration at Robert Morris University.  It was at Robert Morris that he met his (future) wife, Terry O’Rourke.  Tim and Terry married in 1988, and enjoyed seven very happy and busy years together, during which time they had three daughters, Erin, Connor and Merritt, and built a new home in Oakdale, PA.  Throughout this same era, Tim worked for First Seneca Bank as a banker and manager, and then later joined Neshannock Corporation where he served as vice president and managed a widely diversified portfolio of family holdings and other businesses.  Sadly Tim died of brain cancer on September 10, 1995, leaving behind his wife, daughters, parents, siblings and extended circle of close family members and friends. His courage, faith, sense of humor, passion for life and intelligence distinguished Tim during his short life—and his character lives on through his proudest achievement: his children (now 23, 20 and 17 years of age.)  
Written by Terry O'Rourke Donoghue

 

Mark Douglass


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http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1129&dat=19780103&id=LEsNAAAAIBAJ&sjid=L20DAAAAIBAJ&pg=3843,166661

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Suzanne Scarvace (Dzurek)

October 12th, 1959 - March 3rd, 2016

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Age 56, of Ft Myers, Florida, formerly of Pittsburgh, on Thursday, March 3, 2016. Wife of Richard James Dzurek; beloved daughter of Anthony Scarvace and the late Mary Clare (Carney) Scarvace. Sister of Patricia (Mike) Dillon, Sharon (Eric) Hertzog, Thomas (Dorene) Scarvace, and Charles Scarvace. And nieces and nephews. Interment Christ Our Redeemer (North Side Catholic) Cemetery.

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Thomas Ellenbogen


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From Joan Ellenbogen and Sisters on July 1st, 2012
Image Thomas Ernest Ellenbogen, also known as 'Tommy' or 'Tom' was the 3rd of Margie &
Alex Ellenbogen's 4 children. 
Upon graduation from Mt Lebanon HS in 1977, he moved to Florida to attend
University of Miami, graduating there with a B.A. in 1981.
Upon completing his undergraduate degree, he  had absolutely no idea what he
wanted to do, so he moved home and began working for his dad's CPA firm, which
was simply not his cup of tea. 
Within the year, he moved back to Florida and got into sales, a perfect match. 
Tom was always a people person and he flourished in his career, making enough to
buy a condo in the exclusive Highland Beach area, overlooking the Atlantic
ocean.
Apparently, as he found out after he moved in, his boss lived in the same condo
and wasn't overly thrilled with the arrangement. 
Soon after, Tom found a new sales career with Bristol Myers Squibb, for whom he
enjoyed working - enough, based on a  BMS recommendation, to go back to
University of Miami (an hour's drive each way) to get his MBA at night.
In addition to his work, Tom enjoyed his many friends and family and often
hosted parties at his place. 
He loved a good party, any party, and would have been thrilled to attend his
35th high school reunion. 
We know he's with you all in spirit!

Tom died September 12,1992.
 
From Joan Ellenbogen and Sisters on July 1st, 2012
Image Thomas Ernest Ellenbogen, also known as 'Tommy' or 'Tom' was the 3rd of Margie &
Alex Ellenbogen's 4 children. 
Upon graduation from Mt Lebanon HS in 1977, he moved to Florida to attend
University of Miami, graduating there with a B.A. in 1981.
Upon completing his undergraduate degree, he  had absolutely no idea what he
wanted to do, so he moved home and began working for his dad's CPA firm, which
was simply not his cup of tea. 
Within the year, he moved back to Florida and got into sales, a perfect match. 
Tom was always a people person and he flourished in his career, making enough to
buy a condo in the exclusive Highland Beach area, overlooking the Atlantic
ocean.
Apparently, as he found out after he moved in, his boss lived in the same condo
and wasn't overly thrilled with the arrangement. 
Soon after, Tom found a new sales career with Bristol Myers Squibb, for whom he
enjoyed working - enough, based on a  BMS recommendation, to go back to
University of Miami (an hour's drive each way) to get his MBA at night.
In addition to his work, Tom enjoyed his many friends and family and often
hosted parties at his place. 
He loved a good party, any party, and would have been thrilled to attend his
35th high school reunion. 
We know he's with you all in spirit!

Tom died September 12,1992.
 
From Joan Ellenbogen and Sisters on July 1st, 2012
Image In Memory of Tommy
 
From Joan Ellenbogen and Sisters on July 1st, 2012
Image In Memory of Tommy
 
From Joan Ellenbogen and Sisters on July 1st, 2012
Image  In Memory of Tommy
 
From Joan Ellenbogen and Sisters on July 1st, 2012
Image  In Memory of Tommy
 
From Joan Ellenbogen and Sisters on July 1st, 2012
Image  In Memory of Tommy
 
From Joan Ellenbogen and Sisters on July 1st, 2012
Image  In Memory of Tommy
 
From Joan Ellenbogen and Sisters on July 1st, 2012
Image  In Memory of Tommy
 
From Joan Ellenbogen and Sisters on July 1st, 2012
Image  In Memory of Tommy
 
From Joan Ellenbogen and Sisters on July 1st, 2012
Image  In Memory of Tommy
 
From Joan Ellenbogen and Sisters on July 1st, 2012
Image  In Memory of Tommy
 

Tim Franciscus

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Lynne Hasselman

 

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 http://obitsforlife.com/obituary/259740/Hasselman-Lynne.php

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From Ellen Andrianos Linebaugh on July 16th, 2012
 Lynne was one of my dearest and closest friends in high school.   I  remember our fun times, sharing dreams, and always a lot of laughing. 
Her absence is deeply felt.  May her memory be eternal.
 
From Susan Thomas on July 24th, 2012
Ww sang together, we played together and oh how we laughed. More laughing than anything else. I remember we had planned to see Elvis Presley and for sme reason we didn't make it. We thought we see him the next time he came to town. Then he died. I can remember how frustrated we were that we didn't go to that concert! The memories just go on. I still have the little porcelin flower you brought back for me from your trip to Europe. I look forward to seeing you again. I know you've found peace in His loving arms.
 

Deborah Hayes

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Joseph Hughes

August 19th, 1959 - June 3rd, 2017

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From Mike Veazey on August 10th, 2017
What made Joe so special was that he listened to everyone he talked to and cared  about what you said, he made everyone feel special. He lived life to the fullest, from running around Lebo as a kid to being one of the best athletes I have known, always up for doing anything and having fun doing it. We met each other in little league and were best friends for life. Joe was part of our family and my wife, children and I miss him dearly. The world would be a better place if we all cared like Joe. Miss you every day bro! 
 
From David Molinaro on August 2nd, 2017
There's hardly a day that goes by without thinking of you. What an inspiration you were to all ,and how you treated everyone as though they were your best friend. Thanks for being such a great buddy.
 
From Laura Leigh Hughes on September 9th, 2017
losing our brother (son, dad, nephew, friend) joe has been an utterly heartbreaking loss to our family.  joe died suddenly of a heart attack on june 4, 2017 at his home in florida.  he was only 57 years old. as many of you know joe was an incredible athlete. baseball was his sport of choice and he played from little league up to the little pirates.  we moved to california in 1977.  joe went to point park college.  he came back to california.  got married and had two incredible kids- whitney (30 yrs old who was a talented dancer through out school coming in 2nd in the state) and taylor (29 years old who followed in joe's footsteps as a quarterback and talented athlete) who he loved more than anything in the world. joe would do anything for his kids.  he was at every game and dance recital, he coached, he showed up, he was there 100% for his children.  joe was a successful business man. he built up a dry wall company and was able to provide well for his family. he and his wife staci divorced. joe eventually moved to florida where he was getting another company off the ground.  our father died april 14, 2015 from cancer.  the only good thing about that is that he did not have to get the news of his beloved son's death. joe and my mother barbara could not have been closer.  they talked everyday and played golf together often as they lived two hours away from each other in florida.  joe was very close to his 4 siblings, nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles.  mike veazey and joe spent a lot of time together as mike lived near by.  their strong friendship has lasted since elementery school.  i know joe remained close to many other friends there in pgh.  you all meant so much to him and made his life rich- as i know he did yours. joe would go to the ends of the world for his friends, family- and strangers.  he had the biggest heart. i know how much he wanted to be there with you all for this upcoming reunion. he posted this on this page; Looking forward to attending this is a big one!  Thanks for all the hard work to the folks putting this together. "  his daughter whitney and son taylor are planning a pgh. memorial (he always remained connected to his home town) on thanksgiving weekend.  they are planning a tail gate party for the steeler game. here is a link to think invitation if any of you are interested in coming; https://www.evite.com/event/02D7PUUHTPYSHYCOYEPHSHZS62XMLY/rsvp?gid=01A3B7URANJMRM2IWEPHSH263UHAUM&utm_campaign=view_invitation_button&utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_source=GUEST_INVITE_EVENT  

we are missing joe so very much and our hearts are broken. he died too young. i know many of you feel the same way. again- thank you for your friendship and love to joe.  he will be dearly missed every day.  he was an amazing human being whose huge heart and love for people was evident in how he lived his life. please keep our family in your prayers- and we will keep you in ours.  have fun at the reunion.  give a toast to joe and know how much you meant to him and how your love and friendship made his life full.
with love,
laura leigh
(his sister)
 

Jim Kearns

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Martha Dixon (Martinez)

- - November 22nd, 1994

Martha graduated from Mt. Lebanon High School, and earned a degree in Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh. After working as a forensic chemist in the state crime lab in Little Rock, Arkansas, Martha entered the FBI Academy and graduated in 1987.  Special Agent Martha Dixon’s first assignment was in Knoxville, TN, where she earned a spot on the elite S.W.A.T. team.

Her next assignment was at the Washington, D.C. Field Office, working on the Cold Case Homicide Task Force.  There, on November 22, 1994, she confronted a gunman who had just killed 2 of her partners and wounded another.  Ignoring the opportunity for escape, Martha disabled the gunman, but was killed in the exchange.

For her sacrifice in preventing further loss of life, she received the FBI’s highest honor, the Medal of Valor.  She also was recognized at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, D.C. and at the FBI Field Offices in Washington, D.C. and Knoxville.  In addition, the FBI Field Office in Pittsburgh is named in her honor.

In memory of Martha’s love of children, The Martha Fund, sponsor of an annual 10K race in Mt. Lebanon, supports area playground equipment.

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http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/history/hallhonor/martinez

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Ronald McAfoos

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James "Jim" McCrum

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From Mary Schuchman-Hendley on April 4th, 2012
Jim was such a great friend and funny guy. He thought I was funny, which meant a lot to me in high school. I used to run into him in Oakland and Shadyside in the early '80s and we always enjoyed hanging out together. I was so saddened to hear of his death. Jim, you're still missed.
 

Cynthia McGuire

1958 - 2008


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Terrence (Terry) Mulkeen

- - March 29th, 1991

Information about a fund in Terry's honor may be found here.

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This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Lt. Terrence Mulkeen Memorial Golf Tournament, a charity outing that funds a $6,000 scholarship of the same name.   The scholarship was founded in memory of Terry Mulkeen, a 1977 graduate of Mt. Lebanon High School.  Terry was a Navy pilot who was tragically killed in a training mission in March 1991.  The night he died, this scholarship was born.  
 
The scholarship is awarded to a distinguished Mt. Lebanon senior athlete/scholar.  Our goal is to build a self-perpetuating fund that will continue to subsidize the college education of deserving Mt. Lebanon students.  To date, this has been made possible through the contributions of family, friends and businesses.   We thank you all for your support throughout the years.

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From Susie Tomans on July 1st, 2012
Image In Memory of Terry
 
From Susie Tomans on July 1st, 2012
Image In Memory of Terry
 
From Susie Tomans on July 1st, 2012
Image In Memory of Terry
 
From Susie Tomans on July 1st, 2012
Image In Memory of Terry
 
From Susie Tomans on July 1st, 2012
Image In Memory of Terry
 
From Susie Tomans on July 1st, 2012
Image In Memory of Terry
 

William Nichol


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http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1129&dat=19780103&id=LEsNAAAAIBAJ&sjid=L20DAAAAIBAJ&pg=3843,166661

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From Joyce Crock on July 16th, 2012
I remember Bill, he sat behind me in one of my classes and always used to tell me not to keep my cigarrettes in my back pocket cause they would get crushed. He was a very funny guy and I remember when I heard of this crash I was saddened that he was gone.
 
From David Molinaro on September 5th, 2017
Wilbur,

So many good times hanging out listening to tunes, walking to school, riding bikes, etc. I wish I could have talked you into driving with us the night of the crash.

DM
 

Laureen O'Brien

September 27th, 1959 - June 27th, 2016

Laurie loved music, family, friends, traveling, and her cats. She was my best friend in High School, maid of honor in my wedding, and will always be in my heart.

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O'BRIEN LAUREEN A. "LAURIE" Of Lake Latonka, Mercer, PA, formerly of Mt. Lebanon, on Monday, June 27, 2016. Loving daughter of the late Paul and Clare (Troesch) O'Brien; beloved sister of Linda O'Brien and David O'Brien; niece of Martha Kucharczak, Patricia O'Brien Troesch, Sister Carol Troesch, O.S.F.; also survived by numerous cousins and friends. Laurie loved music and she shared her beautiful singing with family and friends at church and special events. She also enjoyed traveling, gardening and she loved her cats. She enjoyed living with her sister at their house in Mercer where she drew the plans for her own suite.

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John Senko


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From Eric Sedlak via Mrs. Senko on July 1st, 2012

In High School and college days, John Senko had several close friends, including Harley Keisch, Dwight Janoff and Peter Kvasnicka of  the Class of 1977, as well as Mike Donahue, Eric Sedlak and Dan Portman of the Class of 1976, and his girlfriend, Joanne Hull, from Seven Springs. Through high school and college, John focused on his interests in science, mathematics and history.  After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh, he joined Eastern Airlines in Florida to write software and spread his wings.  He took up fencing, Chinese Martial arts and joined a running club. He traveled the world, developed a large social circle, went scuba diving in the Caribbean, and skied in Colorado. He sent photos and postcards from Reykjavik and crossing the Sydney Harbour Bridge.  John was maturing into someone our class would hardly recognize.

In 1988, our class lost John.  On his way to a dinner party, a car struck him while he waited at a traffic signal. We will never know what he might have achieved, but we do know that we would have wanted him as our friend.

 

Written by John’s friend Eric Sedlak

 

Melissa Swany

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Stephen Tate

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From Joyce Crock on July 17th, 2012
I remember he played football I do believe. A nice guy, and full of life!
 

Mark Traylor

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From Suzy Scarvace on July 21st, 2012
Mark Traylor was one of the funniest people I have ever met. But, bigger than his humor was his heart. I have never met anyone who had more compassion and love for his fellow man than Mark. I used to tell him in High School that if people knew the "real him", his reputation as a "bad ass, cool guy" would be forever ruined.
After High School, Mark went into the service and was in the Middle East. Sadly, that is the last time I saw him. Time passed and well, life goes on. I looked for him back in the days before computers but, it was difficult to find people then.
When I started looking for people for the 35th Reunion, I found Mark. Well, I thought I had found him in Reading, Pa.
I couldn't get ahold of him. My dear friend, Wendy Thieshen Charlton told me to contact his brother Paul on FB....I did. I found Paul and was so happy to have done so but, it was one of the saddest days of my life. For on this day, I found out that my beloved Mark had passed on December 18, 2002.
Doing what he did best, Mark was working at a Senior Care Facility as an Aide. he fought tirelessly in Harrisburg for the rights of our senior Citizens. Tragically, as Mark was caring for his patients, he contracted AIDS. He fought a valiant fight but lost his battle to this horrible disease.
The world lost an amazing man
I lost one of the best friends I have ever had.......
 

Pete Trilivas

- - March 31st, 2012

 

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 http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/postgazette/obituary.aspx?n=peter-j-trilivas&pid=156854699 

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Carl Ulmer

- - June 5th, 2017

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Mark Whiting


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http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1129&dat=19780103&id=LEsNAAAAIBAJ&sjid=L20DAAAAIBAJ&pg=3843,166661

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Angie Violi (Zedrick)


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Jean Rigby (Zupanek)

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