Former Newspaper Publisher Edward Dardanell Dies at 89
Posted: 4/24/2013  |  By: Mary Niederberger / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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.