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Rememberance: Sharon Epperson's Dad

Sharon Epperson's father passed away recently. She wanted to share his story with our readers.


David Epperson, a lifelong social reformer whose 29-year stewardship built the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work into a nationally recognized program, died Monday of an apparent heart attack while attending a meeting of the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh at the Duquesne Club. He was rushed to UPMC Mercy but could not be revived, said his daughter, Sharon Epperson. He was 76.

The son of a steelworker from Donora, Mr. Epperson lived out his commitment to education, racial equality, social and civic improvement through decades of leadership at the university, the Urban League, the YMCA and a host of boards and committees.