State Senator Jay Costa mourns the loss of Dr. Cyril Wecht

PITTSBURGH, PA May 13, 2024 – Today, State Senator Jay Costa mourns the death of longtime family friend and Allegheny County leader Cyril Wecht, who died earlier today, according to the Pennsylvania Administrative Office of the Courts.

Senator Costa releases the following statement:

“I knew Dr. Wecht for a long time. He was an accomplished lawyer, an smart and charismatic leader, and a devoted family man. Throughout his career, he was always willing to cross boundaries and fight for the truth. Even though he had a national reputation, I always knew he was a son of Squirrel Hill with deep ties to his community. Today I hold his wife, children and grandchildren in my heart. His family and our entire county have lost a great champion.

Cyril Wecht died today at the age of 93. Throughout his life, he was a musician, a captain in the United States Air Force Medical Corps, a coroner, an educator, a leader of the Democratic Party, a county commissioner, and a critic of the Warren Commission.


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