Former Perry Hilltop president ‘an advocate for the community’


LaMar Barnes, Perry Hilltop Citizens’ Council member and past president, passed away on Feb. 9, 2011.

PHCC board member Janet Gunter worked with LaMar when he was president, a role which he held for several years.

“He was a forceful leader,” Gunter said. “He helped us in many ways with the sometimes confusing city government. He was a good neighbor.”

Sherman Culver, current president of PHCC, called LaMar an advocate for the community and a friend. 

“LaMar will be sadly missed with his bigger than life heart and smile,” Culver said in an email.

PHCC will be accepting donations on behalf of the Barnes Family.  Please forward donations to:

Perry Hilltop Citizens’ Council
Attn. PHCC Treasurer
C/o Barnes Family Donation
2344 Perrysville Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15214

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