“Sophie Masloff personified Pittsburgh -- she was kind and approachable, but you dared not underestimate her. Like so many of those who built our city, she was self-made, the daughter of immigrants, and civic-minded -- she committed herself to public life for decades, rising from a teenage political leader to the top of Pittsburgh government as the city’s first female mayor.
There are thousands like me who were lucky enough to know Sophie as a friend. Whenever we met for coffee I would always think how amazing it was to get advice from her, just as David Lawrence did years before.
I know I speak for the whole city when I say Sophie -- a trailblazer camouflaged in grace and humor -- will never be forgotten.”
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Assistant Communications Manager
Office: (412) 925-1990
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