Demrey G. Brandon at age 67 of Churchill, PA, passed away at his home surrounded by family, on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. Beloved son of the late George and Bettie Brandon; survived by his loving spouse, Joyce Brandon (Churchill, PA); daughters, Aurelia Willis (Springfield, MA); Renee Hardy (Swissvale, PA) and sister, Cynthia Barnes (Penn Hills, PA) and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Family will receive friends from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Sunday at the Rose Funeral Home, 10940 Frankstown Road, Penn Hills, PA 15235. Services will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. at City Reach Church Swissvale, 7327 McClure Avenue, Swissvale, PA 15218.
Passed away on December 13, 2018
ROSE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, 10940 Frankstown Rd., Pgh., PA 15235 where services will be held Monday at 11 a.m.Age 60, of Pittsburgh, PA, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, December 2, 2018. Son of the late John and Doris Dawson; beloved father of John D. (Theresa) Dawson, Jr., Jennifer L. Dawson, Morgan H. (Termain Woodson, Sr.) Dawson, and Julian D. Dawson; loving grandfather to seven grandsons; devoted brother of Eric Dawson and Deborah (Sheron) Dawson-Davis; grandson of Cora Reynolds. Friends received Saturday 6-8 p.m. and Sunday 2-4, 6-8 p.m. at
Age 76, resident of Pittsburgh, PA, passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. Born May 28, 1942 in Brooklyn, NY. Preceded in death by parents, Ruth and Edward Kravitz of New York. Mr. Kravitz is survived by children, Howard Kravitz of Gilbert, AZ and Marni Kravitz of Washington, DC; sister, Ceil Rich; dear friend, Sun Choi; nephew, Kevin Rich; and nephew and niece, Larry and Betty Rich, and their children, Andrew and Ellie Rich, all from Pittsburgh, PA. Mr. Kravitz was a loyal member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW, Local Union No. 3). He loved fishing and sports and was a lifetime fan of the NY Yankees. A private service will be held for family members and friends.
Dr. Sam Cho, a clinical psychologist practicing in Squirrel Hill, may have been best known locally for his role in establishing the Dynamo Soccer Club and serving as director of the Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition. His was a life of adventure and change. Born to a prosperous and landed Seoul family in 1936, at 14 he was employed by US/UN forces in Korea where he served as a translator, speaking English, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese. At 18, he emigrated to the U.S. and attended a senior year of high school in Los Angeles before matriculating at Berea College in Kentucky. He later transferred to Ohio State, where he worked nights in the University Hospital while earning degrees through the Ph.D. in psychology. After four years on the faculty of Wooster College, where he developed the College’s first computer lab, Dr. Cho worked as a field manager for Pittsburgh-based American Institutes for Research, developing a college entrance exam system in Nigeria and later in Korea. Upon his return to Western Pennsylvania, he served as Executive Director of a hospital-to-community center conversion project in Kittanning, as Executive Director of Planned Parenthood of Pittsburgh, and as a soccer referee and instructor for Dynamo Soccer Club’s referees as well as International Soccer Association referees. He loved soccer, and enjoyed recruiting and training talented young referees, some of whom rose to officiate in international matches. In 2017, he was inducted into the Western Pennsylvania Soccer Hall of Fame. Classical music was Dr. Cho’s other great passion. He was a contributor to the Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society, the Pittsburgh Symphony and the Pittsburgh Opera, and he delighted in cooking for his favorite musicians, usually after performances. His extraordinary palate and culinary skills were hailed by all who ate at his table. Later, some knew him as an instructor in the University of Pittsburgh’s Osher program.
Survivors include sons Steven Peter Cho and Paul Michael Cho. A single father in the 1970s, Dr. Cho was particularly proud of his sons’ educational accomplishments at Phillips Exeter Academy, Harvard, Columbia, and Princeton. Other survivors are a sister, Lily, and a brother, Kenneth, as well as 10 nieces and nephews. His parents, an infant sister, and two brothers, Michael and Sang, predeceased Dr. Cho.Memorial Service will be held Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 11am at The Homewood Cemetery Chapel
Passed away on November 16, 2018