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FRANK J. HALLER

HALLER
FRANK J.
Age 82, of Scott Twp., passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Beloved husband for 55 years of Juliet (Kubina) Haller; devoted father of Jane (Michael) Miller, Nancy (James) Wolf, Robert, and James Haller; loving grandfather of Daniel and David Wolf, Meredith and Madeline Miller; brother of John T., Fred A., the late Rev. Joseph A., Leo J., and Grace M. Haller; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Frank was a graduate of Duquesne University where he earned a varsity letter for baseball and served as editor of the "Duke" campus magazine. He earned an army infantry OCS commission in 1953, served with the 1st Cavalry Division in Japan during the Korean War, received three letters of commendation and was discharged as a 1st Lieutenant. Frank's advertising career spanned 44 years where he worked as a writer, account executive, creative director, and owner/partner with various Pittsburgh advertising agencies winning numerous local and national awards for creativity on behalf of clients such as US Steel, Koppers, PPG, Pepsi, and Dodge. Frank was a member of Montour Heights Country Club where he won both handicap championships as well as flight championships and was named the 1998 Honoree of the Club's Annual Honors Tournament. He also wrote a regular column for the club newsletter for many years and had two articles published in the best selling sports book of 1999 "Chicken Soup for the Golfer's Soul." He was well known for tirelessly submitting many articles and letters which were frequently published in local and national magazines and newspapers. Frank was proud to be a founding committee member of the Cope Fagio Golf Tournament for the Pittsburgh Autism Society, serving as co-chairman for several years, and helped to raise over $1.5 Million for the Society. He organized and enjoyed many golf outings with friends at Seven Springs and Cambridge Springs resorts. Friends will be welcomed at LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 222 Washington Road, Mount Lebanon, Sunday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Sts. Simon & Jude Church, Monday morning at 9:45. Interment, National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. If desired, memorials may be made to the Pittsburgh Autism Society or Sts. Simon & Jude Church.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Mar. 8 to Mar. 10, 2013
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