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C M K Y P G C M K Y P G C M K Y P G C M K Y P G May 18 2008 11:16:14:933PM Post-Gazette PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE ■ MONDAY, MAY 19, 2008 ■ WWW.POST-GAZETTE.COM B-5 LOCAL NEWS workers and families who are fighting HIV/AIDS. It is hoped, she said, the foundation’s representatives can convey the message that the rest of the world has not forgotten about their struggles. “It’s probably very important for people working with the disease and fighting the disease to know they’re not alone,” she said. “They should know that people still care.” Ms. Rosenberg also will file a blog and shoot pictures and videos for the foundation’s Web site during her trip, allowing people to follow her journey in real time. People who are walking with Ms. Rosenberg have each raised at least $15,000 to support the foundation’s research, advocacy, and prevention and treatment programs, and to raise awareness about pediatric HIV/AIDS. Globally, an estimated 33.2 million people live with HIV/ AIDS, of whom 2.5 million are children, according to the foundation. More than two-thirds of all those infected people — and about 90 percent of the world’s HIV-infected children— live in sub-Saharan Africa. The region sees about three-quarters of the world’s AIDS deaths. In Swaziland, nearly 40 percent of the population is infected with HIV/AIDS, and nearly all of the new HIV infections among young children come from the mother during pregnancy or breast-feeding. In 2007, about one-third of HIV-positive pregnant women around the world received the antiretroviral medicines that can prevent the transmission of HIV to their babies, according to information gathered by the United Nations. And despite progress, more than 1,000 children under the age of 15 still contract HIV each day, according to the foundation. Someday, researchers might achieve a breakthrough and produce a vaccine that can eliminate or at least control the spread of HIV/AIDS, much as has been done with smallpox or polio, Ms. Rosenberg said. But that vaccine, she said, almost certainly is a long way off, and it will require money, effort and commitment to achieve. Then there’s the added effort of ensuring that the vaccine is affordable and available to people in the developing world. “I would implore anyone who reads this to see what you can do, how you can help,” said Ms. Rosenberg, who until recently worked as a research technician at New York’s Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center. “Even though it’s far away with people who aren’t exactly like you, it’s tremendously important to work and to help.” For more information about the walk, go to www.pedaids.org/awa2008. Amy McConnell Schaarsmith can be reached at 412-263- Squirrel Hill woman to walk in Swaziland to help combat AIDS AIDS, FROM PAGE B-1 Talia Rosenberg independence and freedom and the Greatest Generation that beat fascism in World War II. “Solar energy, wind energy and distributed power and geothermal energy and a series of other innovations have reached the stage where we can replace every electron and every BTU from fossil fuel sources without missing a beat,” Mr. Gore said. “But we need one ingredient that you represent. We need your political will, your dedication, and we need your hearts.” Also receiving honorary degrees were Norman R. Augustine, former president and chief executive officer of Martin-Marietta and Lockheed Martin and chairman of the National Academies Committee that produced “Rising Above the Gathering Storm,” a report about the need for an educated work force; Jeffrey P. Bezos, founder and chief executive officer of Amazon.com; Elizabeth Catlett, artist and sculptor; Suh Nam Pyo, president of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and an inventor; and Patrick Colonel Suppes, the Lucie Stern professor of philosophy, emeritus, at Stanford University. The crowd rained a second standing ovation warmly on Randy Pausch, the Carnegie Mellon computer science professor whose inspirational book, “The Last Lecture,” has attracted worldwide attention. Dr. Pausch, who is dying of pancreatic cancer, said a friend recently told him he was “beating the [Grim] Reaper” because it’s now been nine months since his doctor told him he would die in six. “But we don’t beat the Reaper by living longer. We beat the Reaper by living well,” said Dr. Pausch, who urged the graduates to find and pursue their passion. He put an exclamation point at the end of his remarks by kissing his wife, Jai, and carrying her off stage. Carnegie Mellon polls its students and faculty for commencement speaker and honorary degree suggestions; Mr. Gore was a faculty nomination. University President Jared L. Cohon made the final decision to invite Mr. Gore. Pittsburgh native Ray Lane, a member of Carnegie Mellon’s board of trustees and a general partner in the law firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, extended the invitation. Carnegie Mellon does not pay its commencement speakers, and yesterday’s address was the only commencement speech on Mr. Gore’s schedule this year. Mr. Gore previously spoke on the university’s campus in April 1992, at the opening of the John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, and in October 2000, as the Democratic nominee during his campaign for the presidency. Carnegie Mellon engineering professor Edward S. Rubin, who was a member of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with Mr. Gore, introduced him. “We’ve been working on climate issues at CMU for many decades,” Dr. Rubin said, “and having Gore come, given recent history and his award, reflects nicely on that work.” Don Hopey can be reached at dhopey@post-gazette.com or 412263-1983. Former vice president delivers commencement address at CMU GORE, FROM PAGE B-1 CITY Killer shot to death on Garfield street A 30-year-old East Liberty man convicted of conspiracy and third-degree murder in the 2002 shooting death of James Adams, was gunned down while riding a scooter in Garfield yesterday afternoon. Pittsburgh homicide detectives are investigating the death of Robert McCary, who was killed along Rosetta Street. At around 2 p.m., police and emergency personnel responded to the 5100 block of Rosetta where they found Mr. McCary lying in the middle of the street . Witnesses told police Mr. McCary was confronted by possibly two individuals in a burgundy vehicle. During the confrontation, police said, Mr. McCary was shot several times in the head and face. In March 2004, a jury deliberated for more than six hours before returning guilty verdicts against Mr. McCary in the shooting death of Mr. Adams. His co-defendant, Alonzo Kemp, was convicted of conspiracy. Mr. Kemp and Mr. McCary were together in the early morning hours of July 13, 2002, when Mr. Adams was gunned down outside Kayla’s Place, a restaurant in the 4900 block of Penn Avenue in Garfield. Fathers urged to attend council meeting Pittsburgh school board member Mark Brentley Sr. is looking for 100 men to join him at a City Council meeting at 10 a.m. tomorrow to accept a proclamation for “Take a Father to School Day” Friday. After receiving the proclamation, Mr. Brentley said, the group is invited to join him outside the City-County Building from about noon to 4 p.m. Information about social services for men and fathers will be available, and a boxed lunch will be provided about 1 p.m. About 50 men attended the council meeting last year. Mr. Brentley said he wants to double the number as part of an effort to draw more attention to the 10-year-old “Take a Father to School” program. Mr. Brentley said city schools will sponsor a variety of activities for Friday’s event, which is designed to increase men’s involvement in their children’s school activities. Once the men step foot in a school, he said, principals should try to keep them coming back. Fathers wield important influence on their children’s achievement, but they’re not involved enough, Mr. Brentley said, adding most parent groups are composed primarily of women. NORTH New coaster opens in Erie A new roller coaster is open for rides in Erie County. The Ravine Flyer II officially opened to the public on Saturday at Waldameer Park & Water World. About 200 people stood in line before the opening, and 24 people who bid on seats got the first rides. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Northwestern Pennsylvania Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International. The park sold tickets at $4.50 during the coaster’s debut weekend. All but $1 will go to the charity. Among the first riders was 93-year-old Myrtle Nye Mittelmeier. She said she remembered riding the first Ravine Flyer, which opened in 1922 and was closed in 1938. It was torn down after a rider fell off and was killed. Cont. from Previous Page CLASSIFIED OBITUARIES Don’s memory to the Humane Society, 1101 Western Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15233. Arrangements by the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME, INC. 7441 Washington Street, Swissvale. (The Nied Funeral Home is a proud member of the Good Grief Center). www.niedfuneralhome.com Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb PRUNCZIK BRIAN J. Suddenly on Fri., May 16, 2008 of Robinson Twp., age 43. Beloved husband of Priscilla M. Prunczik; beloved father of Alexis, Ashley and Jonathan Prunczik; son of Sarah E. and the late Walter Prunczik, Sr.; brother of Karen Prunzik, Judith Starr, David, Walter, Jr. and the late Keith Prunczik. Friends received Monday 1-3 & 6-8 p.m. at the JOSEPH M. SOMMA FUNERAL HOME, 5405 Steubenville Pike, Moon Run, Robinson Twp. where service will be Tues. 11 a.m. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb ROGUS CATHERINE ROSE Peacefully left this life after 90 years on Sunday, May 18, 2008 to meet our Lord and her family members. Beloved aunt of Stephen, Roseann, Mary, Patty Ann, LaVerne, Joseph David, Daniel, and Diane. Great aunt of 9. Daughter of the late John and Katherine Rogus, sister of the late John, Ann, Joseph, Rose and Mary. Funeral Mass at St. Nicholas Croatian Church, Millvale, on Tuesday 12 noon. FAMILY AND FRIENDS PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Arrangements by THOMAS P. KUNSAK FUNERAL HOME, INC. , 3552 California Ave. at Davis Ave. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb SCHADEMAN DELMAR L. On Friday, May 16, 2008 of Bethel Park. Husband of M. Lavonne (Falce), father of Rachelle (Tom) Smith of Finleyville, grandfather of Victoria and Alaina of Finleyville, and brother of Fred of Jefferson Borough, Alfred of Lancaster, Elaine Lake of Bethel Park and the late John. Viewings will be held on Monday May 19 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at PAUL L. HENNEY MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 5570 Library Rd. Bethel Park, PA 15102. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday May 20 at 11 AM at First Bethel United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Jefferson Memorial Park. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb SCHERER WILLIAM J. Of Ross Twp., on Saturday, May 17, 2008. Beloved husband of Diana (Delach) Scherer; loving father of William H., Laurie A. Uhler, John J., and Terri L. Marciniak. Brother of Raymond Scherer, Mary “Sis” Kuhn, Ralph Scherer, Marian Yeckley, Thomas Scherer, Lawrence Scherer and the late Harry Scherer and Grace Duncan. Grandfather of Sara, William, Courtney, Annie, Allison, Samuel, Kendall, Jacob, Emma and Luke. William was a WWII Navy Veteran. NO VISITATION. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Sebastian Church Tuesday 10 am. EVERYONE MEET AT CHURCH. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by T. B. DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb SCHWEIKART NORMA E. (THOMAS) Age 81 of Wilkins Twp., on Sunday, May 18, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Walter Schweikart. Loving mother of Kenneth E. Schweikart of Aliquippa and Donald E. Schweikart of Eastmont; sister of Ethel Wallace of Pittsburgh and Annette Curtis of North Allegheny; grandmother of Debra Lyon and Sheila Schweikart. Norma was a life long member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Eastmont and past member of Dorcas & Ester Circles. Friends will be received Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the JOBE FUNERAL HOME INC. corner of Shaw & Triboro Ave. Turtle Creek (412-823-1950). Services will be held Wednesday 10:00 AM at Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Eastmont. Interment will follow at Mt. Royal Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Eastmont 1229 Jefferson Heights Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15235. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb SNEE DOROTHY M. Age 89, on Friday, May 16, 2008, formerly of Forest Hills. Wife of the late James V. Snee; beloved mother of Joyce (Jim) Busa of Forest Hills and Tom (Eileen) Snee of Plum; also five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Dorothy was a long time member of Christ Lutheran Church in Forest Hills. Friends received WOLFE MEMORIAL, INC. Forest Hills Chapel, 3604 Greensburg Pike, 412-731-5001 Monday only 2-4 and 7-9pm where service will be held Tuesday 11am. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb SPAK MICHAEL On Saturday, May 17, 2008. Beloved husband of Michalina; father of Luba (Vasyl) Nykyforuk and the late Stefan; grandfather of Stefan (Kristen) Spak; great grandfather of Jonathan Michael Spak. Friends received 2-4 & 7-9 pm MON. ONLY at the THOMAS P. KUNSAK FUNERAL HOME, INC., 3552 California Ave. at Davis Ave. Funeral service in St. George Ukrainian Catholic Church on Tues. 10 am. Parastas Mon. at 8:00 pm. Family suggests contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb STRINGERT HOWARD I. 84 of McCandless, passed away on Saturday, May 17, 2008. He was the beloved brother of Robert J. (Virginia) Stringert and William H. (Lucille) Stringert; also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Howard was a charter member of the North Hills Chapter of SPEBSQSA and was a member of the North Side Elks. Arrangements by H.P. BRANDT FUNERAL HOME, INC., Ross Twp., 412-364-4444. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb STUMP MARGARET C. (WARGO) Margaret C. (Wargo) Stump, 94, formerly of Jeannette, Westmoreland County, died Saturday, May 17, 2008 at Fellowship Manor, Whitehall, Lehigh County, where she had been residing. She was the wife of the late Harry H. Stump. Born in Duquesne, PA on November 29, 1913, Margaret was the daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Hrico) Wargo. After graduating from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, she was employed as a teacher at Jeannette High School from 1961977. Prior to that, she taught at Hempfield High School; both schools are located in Westmoreland County. She was a member of Grace United Church of Christ, Jeannette. Survivors: Sons, Harry H. Stump II and his wife Dr. Patricia Dalby of Pittsburgh, PA, David J. Stump and his wife Judy of Buckeye, Arizona and Dr. John R. Stump and his wife Anne of Felton, Delaware; daughter, Margaret "Peggy" C. Goll and her husband Joseph of Orefield, PA; brother, Dr. Peter Wargo and his wife Grace of Valencia, PA; 10 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 22, 2008 in the MASON- GELDER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 201 North First Street, Jeannette, PA, with the Rev. Edwin J. Fromm officiating. Family and friends may call 9:011:00 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Interment will follow the service at Brush Creek Cemetery, Irwin, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace U.C.C. Memorial Fund, 119 N. 2nd St., Jeannette, PA 15644. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb TENENOUSER LOIS GOLDMAN On Friday, May 16, 2008; Beloved wife of the Late Louis A. Tenenouser. Sister of Robert O. (Marilyn) Goldman, the Late Morton Goldman, Sylvia Stern and Lee Goldman. Also survived by nieces, nephews, great nieces & nephews and great-great nieces & nephews. May her spirit soar on Eagles wings and touch the face of God. Services at RALPH SCHUGAR CHAPEL, INC., 5509 Centre Ave., Shadyside on Monday at 1 PM. Visitation 1 hr. prior to services, (12 Noon - 1 PM). Interment Beth Shalom Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Radio Information Services, 2100 Wharton Street, Birmingham Towers, Suite 140, Pittsburgh, PA 15203 or Lee Goldman Scholarship Fund, c/o Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb VADAS WILLIAM R. Age 80, of McKeeesport died May 16, 2008. Retired foreman USX and served in the Korean Conflict with US Marines. Husband of late Rita J. Larson Vadas. Survived by sons William Douglas “Belvenia” Vadas of Baldwin and Keith “Tracie” Vadas of Irwin & also 5 grandchildren. Friends received STRIFFLER’S OF WHITE OAK CREMATION & MORTUARY SERVICES, INC. , 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (412-678-6177, Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor) Tues. 4-8 pm. Parastas services Tuesday evening at 7:30 pm. Panahida services Wed. at 10:00 am funeral home chapel. Burial Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb WIAN THOMAS RAYMOND 53, of Houston, TX, formerly of Pittsburgh, suddenly on Thursday, May 8, 2008. Father of Katie Wian; brother of Judy (Jim) Remo of Harwick and Dick (Francine) Wian of Tega Cay, SC; beloved uncle of Lynne Gaber, Lori Miller, Jim Remo, Jeff Remo, Tricia Kelly, Jonathan Wian, and Elliott Wian, and best friend of Leslie. Preceded in death by his parents Dick and Pearl Wian and a sister Joan M. Remo. Services will be conducted in Houston. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb WILHELM CAROLYNNE (SCOTT) On Thursday, May 15, 2008, Carolynne (Scott) Wilhelm, of Ross Twp., passed peacefully after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Beloved wife of the late Earl J. Wilhelm, Sr. Mother of Sandra (Anthony) Martin, of Valencia, Earl J. (Julie) Wilhelm, Jr., of Shaler Twp., and Debra Seligman, of Jackson Twp. Sister of Shirley Foy and Janet Ford. Grandmother of Victoria & Lucas Martin and Joshua & Tara Seligman. Friends received Sat. & Sun. 2-4 & 7-9 PM at SIMONS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 7720 Perry Hwy. Funeral services in St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 920 Perry Hwy. on Mon. at 12 Noon. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15205 or ALS Assn., W PA Chapter, 1323 Forbes Ave., Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. www.simonsfuneralhomeinc.com Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb WORKMAN E. RUTH (SCOTT) Age 88, formerly of Glenshaw and Whitehall, PA and Bradenton, FL on Thursday, May 15, 2008 of natural causes in Lebanon, Indiana. Beloved wife of the late George D. Workman; daughter of the late George V. and Margaret Ina (McCall) Scott of Shaler Twp.; Loving mother of Ken Workman of Herndon, VA, David Workman of Chesterfield, NJ and Nancy Butler of Brownsburg, IN; sister of Mary Hodill of Bradenton, FL, Jean Noll of McMurray, PA and the late Vincent Scott of Cape Coral, FL; grandmother of Jill, Jeff, Jenny, Robbie, Kenny, Esther and the late Kenneth George; great grandmother Leah Marie. Member of the Eastern Star and Baldwin Community Methodist Church in Whitehall and Trinity United Methodist Church, Bradenton FL. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral service to honor her life on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 1 pm at the Mausoleum Chapel at Allegheny County Memorial Park, 1600 Duncan Ave., Allison Park, PA 15101. Interment following immediately alongside her husband George. The family invites all those attending to join them at a reception following the service. Memorials may be made to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s in memory of Ruth in care of Alzheimer's Association, 225 North Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601-7633. Arrangements by KYPER FUNERAL HOME, 2702 Mt. Royal Blvd. Glenshaw. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb ZALAPUKES SISTER MARY SHALOME, OSF A member of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God for 77 years. died at the Motherhouse May 18, 2008 at the age of 95. Born December 22, 1913 in Elizabeth, NJ, she was preceded in death by her parents, her brother and three sisters. She is survived by nieces and nephews. Sister was an elementary and secondary school teacher at the schools where the community served including St. Casimir, St. Gabriel, St. Valentine, St. Vincent de Paul, and St. Francis Academy in the Pittsburgh area. Sister was food bank coordinator at Damien Ministries in Washington, DC and on her return to the Motherhouse she did volunteer service at several local hospitals until she began her ministry of prayer in 2000. Friends will be received at the Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God Motherhouse, on Monday, May 19 from 1 pm. A wake service will be held at 6 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 20 at 10:30 am in the Motherhouse chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sisters of st. Francis of the Providence of God, 3603 McRoberts Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15234. Arrangements by JOHN D. O’CONNOR & SON. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb ZINKHAN WILLIAM B. “PETE” Age 94, of Avalon, entered his eternal rest on Saturday, May 17, 2008 at St. Clair Hospital. Born January 18, 1914. Beloved husband of Theresa (Devine) Zinkhan. Loving father of Marion Maniet (David) and William B. Zinkhan III (Rosemary). Grandfather of David J. and William B. Maniet. Pete was a member of IBEW local #5 for 62 years and was aveteran of WWII, where he was a member of the 503rd Parachute Regimental Combat Team. Family and friends received Monday from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at the ORION C. PINKERTON FUNERAL HOME , INC., 1014 California Ave., Avalon, where funeral service will be held Tuesday at 10 am. Interment at Allegheny County Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Veterans of Foreign Wars or the American Legion. www.pinkertonfuneralhome.net Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb In Memoriam O’CONNELL MICHAEL F. 11/29/71 ~ 5/19/96 They say there is a reason They say that time will heal But neither time nor reason Will change the way we feel Forever Loved Mum, Dad, Katie, Tylor, family and friends. SCIULLO GEORGE 1947 – 2007 Though we miss you so, the love you’ve left behind, keeps our hearts and spirits eternally entwined. We love you Mark, Perch, Nick & Chloe Sciullo WARD CHARLES E. “CHUCK” 10-20-27 ~ 5-19-03 All our Love Forever & a Day… Dotti & Our Kids YOST EUGENE J. “RED” 02/12/18 - 05/19/02 Dad-Pap Pap, Six years ago today you joined the angels in Heaven. We think of you each day with love and respect and miss you so much. Your loving children and grandchildren.

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