Gary J. DuFour died of cancer at age 67 at UPMC Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh, surrounded by his family.
A saintly gentleman whose sterling character and insightful wit were always at the service of family and friends, and to champion a just cause. Gary would allow no one to be mistreated in his presence. After university, he enjoyed a distinguished 40-year career as an urban planner, manager of several cities, and an economic development director in Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania, before retiring to Beaver, PA.
Gary’s days as the City Manager of Steubenville, Ohio, and Weirton, West Virginia, were among his most cherished.
Born in Uniontown, Gary was the son of the late William D. and Helen N. DuFour; beloved brother of Diane DuFour Gaudio, William and Charlotte DuFour, Gregory DuFour, and Denise and Mark Bressi. Gary also relished the affection of an extended family of nieces, nephews, and cousins; as well as close friends, Vikki Hasak, Craig Petrella, and Ed and Angie Palumbo.
Gary was esteemed and loved by many ä he will be remembered always.The funeral
Mass will be celebrated by Monsignor Gerald Calovini at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2608 Hollywood Boulevard, Steubenville, OH 43952 on Saturday, November 24, at 11 a.m. Prior to Mass, family will receive friends at the church beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Commemorative contributions may be made to the Gary J. DuFour Charitable Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation, Suite 250, Five PPG Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15222; and, DuFour Family Memorial Burse, Jesuit Seminary and Missions, Society of Jesus, 8600 LaSalle Road, Suite 620, Towson, MD 21286.
Arrangements by Mosti Funeral Home, Steubenville, Ohio 43952;
phone, (740) 264-4767