The Pittsburgh Foundation

In Memoriam: Henry Hillman and Dan Rooney

Left to right: Henry Hillman along with Elsie Hillman, Dan Rooney and Patricia Rooney at the 2004 American Ireland Fund dinner where Elsie was honored.

A message from Maxwell King

The death of Henry Hillman just days after the loss of another devoted son of Pittsburgh, Dan Rooney, reinforces the hard realization that a 20th Century generation of remarkable men and women who were giants in the lives they led is finishing its course. 

As individuals and as leaders of teams, their love for the city was unconditional. In their work, in family life and personal philanthropy, they taught us to be proud of who we are, dedicated to the work that we do each day and loyal to whatever place in the Pittsburgh universe we call home. Their prescriptions for greatness: set ridiculously ambitious goals and work every day toward a culture of excellence. 
 
Henry and Dan taught us that the next challenge, the next opportunity, is waiting around the corner. They were relentlessly focused on the future, and the opportunity to make things better. With all their accomplishments, they retained a down-to-earth, unpretentious commitment to community.

You may read King's tributes to Henry Hillman and Dan Rooney at the links below.

In Memoriam: Dan Rooney In Memoriam: Henry Hillman