Family and friends celebrate the life of Senator Jim Ferlo

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Family and friends gathered at Allegheny Cemetery Saturday for the late Senator Jim Ferlo’s final march. The event was held to celebrate the life of Ferlo, who died last Sunday at the age of 70. Ferlo was known as the “change agent” in The City and State. Ferlo served as the first openly gay member of the Pennsylvania Senate. Family and friends collected signs and marched to Allegheny Cemetery in his honor. They say it’s what he wanted. “He was better than anyone at connecting people to governments and governments to people to do this type of work,” said Mik Pappas. “And I mean that with all sincerity. As public officials, we should take some time to reflect on the importance Jim has played in our community in public life here in Pittsburgh and how that will continue for decades to come. ”

Family and friends gathered at Allegheny Cemetery Saturday for the late Senator Jim Ferlo’s final march.

The event was held to celebrate the life of Ferlo, who died last Sunday at the age of 70.

Ferlo was known in town and country as a “change agent”.

Ferlo was the first openly gay member of the Pennsylvania Senate.

Family and friends collected signs and marched to Allegheny Cemetery in his honor. They say that’s what he wanted.

“He was better at connecting people to government and government to people than anyone who’s ever done this type of work,” said Mik Pappas. “And I mean that with all sincerity. As public officials, we should take some time to reflect on the importance Jim has played in our community in public life here in Pittsburgh and how that will continue for decades to come. ”

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