Former State Representative Richard Olasz of West Mifflin has died at age 79. Mr. Olasz fell and injured his head while apparently dodging a foul ball at his grandson's high school baseball game Wednesday. He died last night at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.
Mr. Olasz was on West Mifflin Borough Council from 1974 to 1980 but then was elected to the Pennsylvania House where he served from 1980-98. In 1999, he was elected as an original member of Allegheny County Council but served on that body for only 2 years. He then returned to West Mifflin Borough Council in 2002 and remained till his death.
Visitation will be at Savolskis-Wasik-Glenn Funeral Home in Munhall Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.
A funeral mass will be celebrated Monday morning at 10:30 at Resurrection Church in West Mifflin.