KLINE CHERYL A. (HOWARD)
Age 57, on Saturday, October 3, 2015, Cheryl A. (Howard) Kline of Pitcairn, born January 13, 1958. Daughter of Carl W. and Betty Lou (Moore) Howard; beloved wife of Richard L. "Rick" Kline for 39 years; loving mother of Jennifer (Matthew) Sproull, Kristin (Chris) Bossong and Stephonie Kline; loving sister of Clifford (Wanda) Howard, Bruce (Chris) Howard, Dawn (Steve) Calandros, and Denise (Chuck) Loesch; loving grandmother of Morgan, Benjamin, Patrick Sproull and Jordan Bossong; loving aunt to many nieces and nephews. Cheryl was a security guard for Gateway High School for 19 years. She was involved in Girl Scouts and Pitcairn Park and Recreations. Cheryl was a huge inspiration to many people and has touched the lives of many. Cheryl regularly supported the efforts of Pitcairn Historical Society in fundraisers. She will be greatly missed by family and friends alike. Her passing was a tremendous loss the community of Pitcairn.
WHITEHEAD, NORINE “Reenie” (GRAHAM)
Reenie passed away Friday December 4, 2015, at home with her family by her side. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Albert C. “Sonny” Whitehead who died August 23, 2015. They were the parents of Tammy and Bart "Colonel" and grandparents of three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Reenie was a past Girl Scout Leader, Pitcairn Citizen of the Year, member of Ladies Auxiliary, Fire Co. #2 in Pitcairn and Pitcairn Camp G.. She was an ardent supporter and attendee of Pitcairn United Church of Christ. She was an early member of the Pitcairn Historical Society serving until her passing.
FAILS, DONALD JACKSON
Michael Cristiano, writer for The Times Express in an article entitled Pitcairn Citizen of the Year: Man's many activities honored, Wednesday, February 7, 2007, began his article with the sentence, “For a guy whose last name is Fails, he sure has done a lot”. Don Fails was a dedicated life-long resident of Pitcairn. He was a leader in both family and community. He was dedicated to church (Both McGinness Presbyterian until it closed, and Center Avenue United Methodist), Boy Scouts, Pitcairn American Legion Post 256, and Pitcairn history. His father was principal of what was then Pitcairn High School, and Don continued the legacy in his career with the district.
Don was the husband of Dorothy Ann Wallace Fails, father of Harry, James, and Dona, and from whom the couple as five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Don fails also helped form Pitcairn High School Alumni Association to preserve memorabilia, such as baseball jerseys and old textbooks serving as the group's first president. As a founding member of Pitcairn Historical Society, he helped to draft the Bi-laws and carry forward the mission of Education, Preservation, and Restoration. Fails helped form the borough's historical society in 1994, for Pitcairn's 100th anniversary. His interest in history stems from stories he heard in his early years from the old-timers in his neighborhood. Pitcairn Historical Society and Monroeville Historical Society members say Fails' help and guidance have been most beneficial. He was most captivating in his role as Storyteller for the group leading many education seminars with school children from Pitcairn Elementary School. Don stated, "Civic awareness was to be treated as your obligation.
VISITING THE PITCAIRN HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S MUSEUM
Visitors to our museum are always welcomed. Our regular hours are each Wednesday from 11 am to 1 pm , but we are also glad to accommodate individuals and groups who would like to arrange a personalized tour of the museum and its exhibits, guided by one of our knowledgeable volunteers. Those wanting a special tour at some mutually convenient time should contact Carl Howard (phone: 412-373-0052 or at: email@example.com) The Pitcairn Historical Society Museum is located at the corner of Center Ave. and Agatha Streets, and admission is FREE.
And please remember: The exhibits are always being changed and added to as contributions come to us from the community. If you have photos or family memorabilia that touches on Pitcairn's history please contact Carl Howard.
The Pitcairn living history video series is a unique series of interviews that give a personal insight to life as it was in our towns past and the way it is now. To see all of the full length interviews be sure to visit the Historical society Museum.
I am happy to announce that the site is growing and we needed to expand to an extension site to post our videos. The expansion site can be accessed at:
We also have our own channel on youtube located at:
If you have a video pertaining to the history of Pitcairn and would like to have a clip of it on our channel, please email me at:
In March, the Pitcairn Historical Society proudly announced the publication of it's newest book:
"Pitcairn's Family Album",
which features 177 historic photographs, many of which had never before been published!
The price of this 73 page treasure is $15.00
To purchase the book,
please call 412-373-0052 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or pick them up on Wednesdays from 11am - 1pm while the museum is open.
All profits from books will benefit the society.
761 SIXTH STREET EXT.
PITCAIRN, PA. 15140