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Barack Obama to attend Dan Rooney’s funeral

AP

On Tuesday, Steelers chairman and Ambassador Dan Rooney will be laid to rest in Pittsburgh. Among those attending his funeral will be former President Barack Obama.

Obama appointed Mr. Rooney to serve as the U.S. Ambassador to Ireland, a post he held for three years.

A spokesman told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that Obama is not expected to speak at the funeral, which will be held at St. Paul’s Cathedral in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh at 11:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday.

Mr. Rooney passed last Thursday at the age of 84. A public viewing was held at Heinz Field from 2:00 p.m. ET to 7:00 p.m. ET on Monday.

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14 Responses to “Barack Obama to attend Dan Rooney’s funeral”
  1. BIGGSHAUN says: Apr 17, 2017 8:11 PM

    And this is how a president is supposed to act.

  2. cadreamer1969 says: Apr 17, 2017 8:17 PM

    Your hero is attending. Fabulous.

  3. riverhorsey says: Apr 17, 2017 8:25 PM

    As far as I know Dan Rooney was always a good guy who trusted his guys. Like 3 or 4 coaches in 40 or 50 years.

  4. pftstory says: Apr 17, 2017 8:51 PM

    BIGGSHAUN says:
    Apr 17, 2017 8:11 PM

    And this is how a president is supposed to act.

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    Too bad it took until he was out of office to figure it out.

  5. tomdrum7 says: Apr 17, 2017 9:45 PM

    Drop your views on politics (and the heated comments) for a day and allow our former president to honor a man who was a major force in the NFL and the USA to be laid to rest. Stay classy! Dan EARNED IT!

  6. JR Salazar says: Apr 17, 2017 9:59 PM

    Too bad it took until he was out of office to figure it out.

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    Stay pleb, both of you.

  7. deuce2222 says: Apr 17, 2017 10:22 PM

    Millennials. Aren’t they cute?

  8. mkelly534 says: Apr 17, 2017 11:46 PM

    I think the focus should stay on Mr. Rooney. I am a big fan of our former President but he is not making a political statement here, he is honoring a great man and a friend.

  9. pkrlvr says: Apr 17, 2017 11:47 PM

    Too bad it took until he was out of office to figure it out.
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    Think Trump will ever figure it out??

  10. freepretzels says: Apr 18, 2017 12:15 AM

    Aaaaaaand cue the Obama haters.

  11. ak185 says: Apr 18, 2017 12:52 AM

    Easy, guys. Let’s get ahold of ourselves before this starts degenerating.

    All I wanted to say was that Dan Rooney was one of, if not the, best owner in the NFL. I don’t think you can find a single person who will question his character, even if they didn’t agree with his decisions or like his team. Sympathies for his family and friends.

  12. senatorblutarsky says: Apr 18, 2017 1:12 AM

    BIGGSHAUN says:
    Apr 17, 2017 8:11 PM

    And this is how a president is supposed to act.
    _____________________

    Unlike the vindictive, unknowledgeable, immature buffoon we have to deal with now.

  13. dwatkins69 says: Apr 18, 2017 2:18 AM

    Meanwhile, today the VP was in the DMZ staring down North Koreans

  14. burghproud says: Apr 18, 2017 7:30 AM

    The heart and soul of an entire city!

    Thank you Mr. Rooney.

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