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Obama to attend Steelers owner's funeral

Obama to attend Steelers owner's funeral
A scoreboard at Heinz Field, the site of a public viewing of Pittsburgh Steelers Chairman Dan Rooney, Monday, April 17, 2017, honors Rooney in Pittsburgh. Rooney died Thursday. He was 84. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Former President Barack Obama will be among the mourners attending the funeral of Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney.

Tuesday's Mass will be celebrated at St. Paul Cathedral in the city's Oakland section.

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Rooney served as ambassador to Ireland in the Obama administration.

There was a public viewing for family and fans on Monday at the PNC Champions Club at Heinz Field.

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Rooney died Thursday at 84.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia, and seven of the couple's nine children.

The family is asking that memorial contributions be made to Rooney's alma mater, Duquesne University, or the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania.

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