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Died peacefully, on August 10, 2013, just two days before his 73rd birthday. Born in Pittsburgh in 1940, he graduated from Shady Side Academy in 1958, Yale University in 1962 and Yale Law School in 1965. After 25 years with Reed, Smith, Shaw and McClay, he resigned his partnership to work as a specialist in labor law with the firm of Jackson Lewis until his retirement in 2006. John had a passion for classical music and served on the boards of The Pittsburgh Symphony and the Pittsburgh Opera by giving both time and generous financial support. He was especially interested in the development of young artists. He will be remembered as someone who gave freely of himself to his family, his friends and to Pittsburgh organizations. He was a collector of cars of every description, a Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania history buff, an avid traveler and the owner, through the years, of several elegant homes/gardens in which he loved to entertain. John is survived by his beloved lifetime partner, William J. Shanley; his brother, William F. Hill, II; his sister-in-law, Dorothy; his nieces and nephews, and their eight children. By John's request, there will be no visitation and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making a contribution to the PSO, the Pittsburgh Opera or a charity of one's choice. Arrangements by JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS, INC.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Aug. 12 to Aug. 13, 2013.
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August 16, 2013
I worked with John for many years at Jackson Lewis. He always had a smile for me. I've thought of him often over the years. My condolences to his family and friends.
Elaine (Miller) Bruno
August 15, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and John as we bid farewell to a dear, dear friend. May God Bless.
Randy & Jan
August 13, 2013
John will be greatly missed. William, please accept our sympathy. Dr. & Mrs. Russell Sacco
August 12, 2013
John was a very generous man with a big smile. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and particularly to my dear friend William. I pray you find the strength to say good-bye and find comfort in your fond memories.
Debbie Nucci
August 12, 2013
I have no words ..Love from Megan
August 12, 2013
William, many of John's family and friends can remember all the wonderful times we shared with him and had the fortunate pleasure of knowing him. In Fla., we were all sharing some great stories and good memories which will live on. Rather than my deepest sympathy, I celebrate, with you, his joyous life. Jim
August 12, 2013
William, I am so sorry for your loss. Try to take care of yourself during this trying time.
Jack Cherry
August 12, 2013
Rest in peace.
Chad Rickicki
August 12, 2013
I am so sorry to read this. John was a wonderful man. You are in my thoughts William, GiGi
Geralyn Glabicki
August 12, 2013
I have many fond memories of John. My thoughts are with William today.
Jim Kastner
August 12, 2013
John you will be dearly missed. Remembering all our Friday night get togethers with you and William and friends.
Dan Dai;ey Matt Matejcic
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