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A Tribute to Sophie Masloff

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Former Pittsburgh Mayor Sophie Masloff died Sunday at the age of 96. In the spring of 1988 she became Pittsburgh's first female and first Jewish mayor, after the death of Mayor Richard S. Caliguiri.

Joseph Sabino Mistick was Masloff's longtime friend and former top aide. He spoke about the legacy she left behind in Pittsburgh.

“I guess the best way to remember Sophie is, she was always Sophie. She was the mayor of the city of Pittsburgh, but when she was herself, when she could be herself, which she learned to do after the first few months in the mayor’s office, people began to appreciate what a remarkable leader they had. … I think what’s important now is to celebrate her life.”

Read more about Sophie Masloff and her role in Pittsburgh government.

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