Pittsburgh honors former mayor Bob O'Connor

The city of Pittsburgh plans to hold a tribute ceremony honoring former mayor, Bob O’Connor.

O’Conner died of brain cancer at the age of 61, on September 1, 2006, only 8 months after he was inaugurated on January 3, 2006.

The ceremony will be on Thursday, September 1, 2016 from noon-1:00 p.m. on Grant Street in front of the steps of the City-County Building.

The event is free and open to the public. Larry Richert, journalist and host of the KDKA Radio Morning News will emcee.

The Office of the Mayor says that “the O’Connor family requests to have as many former colleagues, staff members, constituents and friends of Bob O’Connor as possible in attendance for the tribute. Remarks will be given by O’Connor family members and Mayor Peduto.”

According to TribLive, “Grant Street will close from about 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will include photographs of O’Connor, cookies and coffee, a bagpiper and some of his favorite tunes from the Beach Boys and Bruce Springsteen.”

“This is meant to be festive…This is to celebrate his life,” Mayor Peduto said.


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