Funeral Arrangements Set For Steelers Chairman Dan Rooney

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Jason Vargasp throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics Thursday

Rooney, in addition to his ownership duties with the Steelers, a franchise founded by his father, served as US ambassador to Ireland during Obama's first term. The Pittsburgh Steelers announced that Mr. Rooney died on Thursday, April 13, 2017.

In said statement, the Chargers emphasized the sheer magnitude of Rooney's positive impact on the Steelers, the city of Pittsburgh and the league itself. You made me feel welcome.

In 2000 he was inducted into the football hall of fame.

"[Rooney] personified everything that's good about Pittsburgh", Penguins president David Morehouse said of the longtime Steelers executive. Mr. Rooney was a great man and true leader who always put others before himself. We send our deepest condolences to his wife, Patricia, and the entire Rooney family. "He leaves a legacy on our sport that will last for generations". "Dan Rooney and his family, like the Maras, provided the foundation for the National Football League that we all see today", Giants chairman and executive vie president Steve Tisch said in a separate statement. That's the kind of respect he commanded from our group. Everything he did was done with class, dignity and humility.

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