On Thursday, February 2, 2012, after a brief illness, a native of North Braddock. He was born March 22, 1939. He graduated from Syracuse University and the Syracuse University Law School. He was a CPA and a member of the Bar Association. His lifelong passion was chess at which he excelled, achieving Master status. A fixture at the Pittsburgh Chess Club, he played in many tournaments around the US. He is survived by his brothers, John, Jr. of Irvin, CA and Lee and his wife Cindy of Crafton. He is preceded in death by his father, John, Sr.; his mother, Carolyn and a brother, William. He will be missed by his many relatives and friends. Friends received 4-8 p.m. MONDAY ONLY at the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME, INC., 7441 Washington St., Swissvale. A Service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. The Nied Funeral Home is a proud member of The Good Grief Center.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Feb. 5 to Feb. 6, 2012