Family members of Edward L. Dardanell described him as a man who
lived life large and took control of whatever efforts he was involved in
from the time he left Penn Hills High School as valedictorian and class
president, through the ownership of newspaper publishing and real
estate development businesses, an antiques gallery and even to community
volunteer efforts, including those that led to the creation of Forbes
Regional Hospital in Monroeville.
It was in Forbes Regional where Mr. Dardanell died Friday from Parkinson's disease. He was 89.