Saturday, August 4, 2012

Hundreds attend Mark Schneider memorial service - Pittsburgh Post Gazette

About 400 people gathered at PNC Park this morning for a memorial service for Mark Schneider, the developer whose influence extended from the city's sports stadiums and riverfront projects to the region's bicycle paths.

The service was to have begun at 11:30 a.m. but was delayed briefly while a line of mourners on General Robinson Street waited to enter through the ballpark's Lexus Club to take their seats in the stands behind the Pirates dugout.

Mr. Schneider, 55, of Point Breeze, died Sunday, a day after crashing his bicycle during a 100-mile charity ride near Frederick, Md.

Among those paying their respects today were former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, former Pittsburgh mayor Tom Murphy, and Stanley Lowe, a leader of the Manchester Citizens Corp. and a former city housing authority director with whom Mr. Schneider worked on the Columbus Square development in Manchester.

Mr. Murphy and Mr. Lowe were expected to speak as part of the memorial service.

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