Fitzgerald Statement on Passing of Joe Paterno

Contact:Amie M. Downs, County
412-350-3711 office
412-327-3700 cell

PITTSBURGH – County Executive Rich Fitzgerald released the following statement on the passing of Joe Paterno:

“I am saddened to hear of the passing of legendary Penn State University coach Joe Paterno. Beyond the football field, ‘JoePa’ helped make Penn State the University that is so highly regarded today.

“Obviously recent events have been disturbing, especially to Coach Paterno, but his influence on and support for the University will be felt for years to come. I join the Penn State family, as well as the broader community, in extending sympathy to the family and friends of Joe Paterno.”

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