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Famous People Buried in Pittsburgh

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List of famous people buried in Pittsburgh, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Celebrities are often buried in the highest caliber cemeteries, mausoleums and tombs, which is why we've created this list of celebrities buried in Pittsburgh. If you're ever visiting Pittsburgh and want to check out historic graves, then use this list to pinpoint exactly which burial locations you want to see.

Frank Gorshin and Richard B. Mellon are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

This list answers the questions "Which famous people are buried in Pittsburgh?" and "Which celebrities are buried in Pittsburgh?"

From celebrity tombs at Pittsburgh to legendary locals, these are the most well-known people whose final resting place is Pittsburgh. You can find useful information below for these notable people buried in Pittsburgh, like what year and where the person was born.
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Frank Gorshin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Buried in Pittsburgh
Dec. at 72 (1933-2005)

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, USA, Pennsylvania

Frank John Gorshin Jr. (April 5, 1933 – May 17, 2005) was an American character actor, impressionist, and comedian. He was perhaps best known as an impressionist, with many guest appearances on ...more

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Thomas Mellon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in Pittsburgh
Dec. at 95 (1813-1908)

Birthplace: Cappagh, United Kingdom

Thomas Alexander Mellon (February 3, 1813 – February 3, 1908) was an American entrepreneur, lawyer, and judge, best known as the founder of Mellon Bank and patriarch of the Mellon family of ...more
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Richard B. Mellon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in Pittsburgh
Dec. at 75 (1858-1933)
Richard Beatty Mellon (March 19, 1858 – December 1, 1933), sometimes R.B., was a banker, industrialist, and philanthropist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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Rachel Mellon Walton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in Pittsburgh
Dec. at 107 (1899-2006)

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Rachel Larimer Mellon Walton (January 8, 1899 – March 2, 2006) was an American philanthropist.
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Harry Kendall Thaw is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Buried in Pittsburgh
Dec. at 76 (1871-1947)

Birthplace: Allegheny, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Harry Kendall Thaw (February 12, 1871 – February 22, 1947) was the son of Pittsburgh coal and railroad baron William Thaw Sr. Heir to a multimillion-dollar mine and railroad fortune, Thaw had a ...more
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James S. Negley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Buried in Pittsburgh
Dec. at 75 (1826-1901)

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

James Scott Negley (December 22, 1826 – August 7, 1901) was an American Civil War General, farmer, railroader, and U.S. Representative from the state of Pennsylvania. He played a key role in the ...more
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Christopher Magee is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Buried in Pittsburgh
Dec. at 53 (1848-1901)

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Christopher Magee may refer to: Christopher Magee (politician) (1848–1901), political boss in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States Christopher Magee (fighter pilot) (1917–1995), United States ...more
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Clarence Link is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Buried in Pittsburgh
Dec. at 40 (1925-1965)

Birthplace: Bulger, Pa.

Clarence Link was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383. He was killed in the crash on November 8,1965 while traveling from New York for AT Company. Clarence was a talented artist ...more
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Alexander Hays is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Buried in Pittsburgh
Dec. at 45 (1819-1864)

Birthplace: Franklin, Pennsylvania

Alexander Hays (July 8, 1819 – May 5, 1864) was a Union Army general in the American Civil War, killed in the Battle of the Wilderness.
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Thomas Algeo Rowley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Buried in Pittsburgh
Thomas Algeo Rowley Dec. at 84 (1808-1892)

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Thomas Algeo Rowley (October 5, 1808 – May 14, 1892) was a Union Army general in the American Civil War. Following charges about the conduct of his officers at Gettysburg, Rowley was tried by a ...more
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Alfred L. Pearson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Buried in Pittsburgh
Alfred L. Pearson Dec. at 65 (1838-1903)

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Alfred Lawrence Pearson (December 28, 1838 – January 6, 1903) was a lawyer and Union Army general in the American Civil War. He was awarded the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of ...more
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James Wallace Conant is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Buried in Pittsburgh
James Wallace Conant Dec. at 44 (1862-1906)

Birthplace: Portsmouth, Ohio

James Wallace Conant (August 10, 1862 – March 14, 1906) was an amusement manager who later became the manager of the Schenley Park Casino, as well as the first manager of the Duquesne Gardens, ...more
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Joseph N. Curran is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Buried in Pittsburgh
Dec. at 25 (1940-1965)
Joseph Curran was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383. He was killed in the crash on November 8,1965.
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John D. Kelly is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Buried in Pittsburgh
John D. Kelly Dec. at 24 (1928-1952)

Birthplace: Youngstown, Ohio

John or Jack Kelly may refer to:
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John G. Gertsch is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Buried in Pittsburgh
John G. Gertsch Dec. at 25 (1944-1969)

Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey

John Gary Gertsch (September 29, 1944 or 1945 – July 19, 1969) was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his ...more
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Alexander Kelly is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Buried in Pittsburgh
Alexander Kelly Dec. at 67 (1840-1907)

Birthplace: Pennsylvania

Alexander Kelly (April 7, 1840 – June 19, 1907) was an African American coal miner and native of Pennsylvania who fought with the Union Army as a member of the 6th United States Colored Infantry ...more
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John Walton, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Buried in Pittsburgh
John Walton, Jr.
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John F. Walton III is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Buried in Pittsburgh
John F. Walton III