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Former Pittsburgh Mayor Sophie Masloff Memorialized

Pittsburgh’s first and only female mayor, Sophie Masloff, who died Sunday at age 96, is being honored with a memorial stand in the lobby of the City-County Building.

The memorial will be open all week to anyone who wishes to stop by, look at her portrait, or write a few words in one of the many books available.

Nancy Burns from the Office of Special Programs organized the set-up of the commemorative space.

“It’s an honor to remember an icon, and I wanted to make sure that the flowers and the bunting and the shrouding of the building were done to the best of our ability, as she deserves it,” said Burns.

Several tables and flags sectioned off the memorial area, which featured a portrait of Masloff from her time spent on the City Council, surrounded by two bouquets of flowers.

Cliff Tuttle is a local attorney who stopped to pay his respects.

“Everybody knew Sophie Masloff. She was a towering figure in this town, in many respects, and I believe she will be much missed,” said Tuttle.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Temple Sinai at 5550 Forbes Ave. and will be open to the public.