Passed away May 3, 2019
Age 92, died on April 24, 2019, peacefully at his home in Squirrel Hill. Loving son of Louis and Manya (Prytzycka) Sussna; husband of 66 years of Sylvia (nee Fishman, died on August 31, 2018); father of Audrey Sussna and Ellen (David) Heyman; and proud grandfather of Andrea Heyman (Will Hall) and Ben Heyman (Courtney Paull). Served with the United States Merchant Marine, 1944-1947, and with the United States Army, 1954-1956. Edward earned his PhD from the University of Illinois and was a Professor of Business Administration and Economics at the University of Pittsburgh from 1957 until his retirement in 1998. During his tenure at the University of Pittsburgh, he served as Director of the Center for Executive Education at the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business University Pittsburgh; Academic Director of a study program in Hong Kong and the People’s Republic China; and inaugural professor of a Master’s of Business Administration program at the Bratislava (Slovakia) School of Economics. He was also a visiting Fulbright professor at the University of Tehran; a visiting professor at the University of California at Los Angeles, at the Ecole Superieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales in Paris, and at universities in Hong Kong, and Macau; and a visiting scholar at the International Institute of Management in Berlin, Germany. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, in support of Edward’s passion for opera and classical music.
ROSE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 10940 Frankstown Road, Penn Hills, PA 15235, 412-241-5415. Interment will be private at the Homewood Cemetery. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh, 5324 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224. childrenshomepgh.org.MILDRED ADELAIDE GRIFFIN McINTIRE Of the Masonic Village at Sewickley (formerly of Monroeville), passed away on Friday, April 26, 2019. She was born December 4, 1925, in Bradford, PA, daughter of the late Eva Griffin Bailey. Millie was a graduate of Bradford Area High School, received her RN from Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital in Elmira, NY, and her Master in Letters from the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing. Millie served her family and community her entire life; as a practicing nurse, an instructor in the nursing program at the University of Pittsburgh, a devoted member of Bellefield Presbyterian Church where she taught Sunday school, a YWCA Volunteer, and as an Activities Director at the Woodhaven Care Center. Millie was the beloved wife of 58 years of Thomas B. McIntire, Jr; sister of the late Jim (the late Lois) Griffin and the late Howard (the late Lois) Griffin; loving mother of Marilyn (Robert) Phillips, Timothy (Christine) McIntire, Margaret (Gary) Myers, and David (Laura) McIntire; adoring grandmother of Megan Phillips, Justin McIntire, Jessica M. McIntire, Emily Myers, Laura Myers, Alexis Myers, Marjorie Myers, Madalyn Myers, Matthew McIntire, Kate McIntire and Jessica L. McIntire; and aunt of Michael Griffin, Pat Griffin, Jill Patton, the late Jack Griffin, and the late Thomas Griffin. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, May 3, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. at the
ROSE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 10940 Frankstown Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15235, (412) 241-5415. Viewing Friday, at 10 a.m., until time of service, at 11 a.m. at Valley View Presbyterian Church, 601 N. Aiken Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15206.Of Pittsburgh, PA, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 18, 2019. Wife of the late Cleveland Rivers, Sr; beloved mother of Lester Rivers, Jerry Rivers and the late Cleveland Rivers, Jr. and Pride Rivers; grandmother to eight grandchildren; sister of Roy Butler and Ronald Butler. Adelaide is survived by a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Adelaide was a devoted mother to each of her children. Friends received Thursday 4-8 p.m. at
George Walter Cooley, Jr. passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. He was born August 16, 1941 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to George and Willa Cooley. After high school, George enlisted in the United States Army. He began his military service in 1960, and retired in 1981. During his time in the Army he earned many medals, including the Vietnam Service Medal, Good Conduct, and Sharpshooter, to name a few. He worked as a Mac Com Equipment Operator, Infantryman, and retired as a Drill Sergeant at Fort Dix, NJ. As a Drill Sergeant he took great pride in his appearance, setting the example for his troops by making his boots so shiny you could see your reflection, and having his uniform so sharp you could cut your finger on the crease. George married the love of his life, Marteual “Monnie” Cooley, on November 2, 1963. George and Monnie enjoyed 39 years of marriage, and their union produced a loving family with two children, Loran and DeeAnn. George is survived by his son Loran Cooley Sr., DeeAnn Bill, son-in-law Ronald Bill, his grandchildren Loran Cooley Jr., Rena Cooley, LaTae Tucker, Donald Lockett, Destiny Kirby, and 11 great grandchildren, Lamar, Lauryn, Michael, Camden, Anthony, Kya, Layla, Aniyah, Trindon, Ezio, and Kingston, and a host of aunts, uncles, in-laws and cousins. After his retirement from the military, George, worked as a supervisor at Churches Chicken, where his family went from calling him “Little Chick” to “Chicken George”. Upon his departure at Churches Chicken he began working as a mail clerk at Eastern Coal, and later became an accounting clerk. In 1999, at the age of 57 he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree and retired as a Business Analyst at UPMC in 2006. George enjoyed a variety of activities such as bowling, singing, dancing and attending parties. However, as much as he enjoyed those activities, none of those compared to the happiness he received when he was watching a Steeler game with family, especially when the Steelers won! He loved to offer words of inspiration and encouragement to the people he cared about. One of his favorite quotes was the 5 “P’s” – “Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance”. When you would ask him how he was doing, his first response was typically, “Wonderful”, earning him the nickname, “Mr. Wonderful”. On the other hand, he also earned the nickname, “Teargas”. When he was beating you in a card, pool, or dart game, he would remind you, “My name is Teargas, I’ll make you cry!” He used those words to try to bring out the best in you, and yes, sometimes to rub it in. After George and Monnie moved to West Virginia, he went from being an atheist, to studying the Bible and developing a firm belief in Jehovah God. He would often use the term “Agape”, in his correspondences. Agape being the highest form of love; love based on principle. This Agape love is the kind of love George felt for the family and friends in his life. He would often use the expression, “Love Incorporated” when he talked about his family, whether they were blood or not, it never mattered to him. He accepted you for who you were, not from where you came. It was all about true Agape Love.