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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Raymond Zoerkler, Instrumental in Establishing Pitt-Bradford, Passes Away at Age 87

One of the men instrumental in getting the University of Pittsburgh to open a branch campus in Bradford has passed away.

Raymond Zoerkler died Saturday in Fairfield, Ohio. He was 87.

In 1962 while working as a geologist in Bradford, Zoerkler wrote a letter to the chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh proposing that the university establish a campus in Bradford. A year later, the first students were attending classes here.

Zoerkler worked for Pennzoil and Birdwell while living in Bradford.

Read the complete obituary go here.

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