A somber moment


I just wanted to take a minute and wish condolences to Judy O’Connor and her family on the passing of Pittsburgh Mayor Bob O’Connor. I’m the rare Pittsburgher without ties to the Mayor, but that doesn’t mean I’m not sad for losing him, especially when he’d gotten off to such a great start with moving this city forward.

I hope that everyone in the city will support new Mayor Ravenstahl (and I hope I spelled that right) the same way they supported Mayor O’Connor. Ravenstahl may be young, but that doesn’t mean he can’t get the job done. Let’s give him a chance.



  1. Penina

    September 3, 2006 10:06 pm

    I’ve been following the story… so sad, and how hard must it have been for him and the family to live this struggle out so publically… sometimes when I viewed the news, I felt as if there were some countdown going on. It was horrible to contemplate.

  2. Susan Helene Gottfried

    September 3, 2006 10:09 pm

    The last couple of days, it WAS a countdown, and we all knew it although plenty of people found themselves in their churches, praying for a miracle.BR/BR/Hopefully, the city’s got that miracle, in the form of a 26-year-old. But only time will tell…

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