Heidy O’Connor Garth
Heidy O’Connor Garth is the daughter of the late Bob O’Connor and President of the Bob O’Connor Foundation. She graduated from Slippery Rock University with a B.S. degree in management and marketing and worked for Pappan’s Enterprises for 16 years. Heidy has worked for C. Truxell Research as a marketing manager for the last 20 years and currently is the Operations Manager at Una Biologicals. She was involved in the Girl Scouts as a leader for 9 years, PTO President in the Woodland Hills School District for 9 years, and was involved in the OLWEUS Anti-Bullying Program. Heidy is the mother of three daughters.
Judy O’Connor is the wife of Mayor Bob O’Connor and has lived in Pittsburgh all of her life. She is currently employed at the Highmark Caring Foundation (Caring Place) and also serves on the SIDS board and the CAB board at WQED. Judy is involved in the community and delivers meals on wheals and volunteers at the Mario Lemieux Children’s Home. Judy currently serves as state committee woman for District 43. She has three children, Heidy, Father Terry and Corey. Judy is the proud grandmother of three granddaughters.
Fr. Terry O’Connor
The Reverend Terrence P. O’Connor received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 1991, a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1994, and practiced at Lewis, Lewis & Reilly in the areas of criminal and personal injury law. He entered Saint Paul Seminary in Pittsburgh in 1995, received a B.A. in Philosophy from Duquesne University in 1997, a M.Div. from Saint Vincent and was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Pittsburgh in 2001 at the age of 32. Fr. Terry served as Parochial Vicar of Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Hopewell Township, Saint Alphonsus Parish in Wexford, Pastor of Good Samaritan Parish in Ambridge/Saint John the Baptist Parish in Baden, Vice Rector and Director of Spiritual Formation at Saint Paul Seminary, and the Diocesan Director for Continuing Education. He is currently Pastor of St. Therese of Lisieux Parish in Munhall, and serves on the Pittsburgh Catholic Board of Trustees and the Community Advisory Board at WQED.
Tammy currently lives in New Homestead with her husband and two children. She graduated from Hampton High School in 1987 and the Art Institute of Pgh in 1990. She currently work for UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in the Neurosurgery Department. She is also a committee woman for the 31st Ward of the City of Pgh. She has been a friend of the family for many years.
Bob has been a friend of the O’Connor family for over 50 years. He graduated from Central Catholic High School and the University of Pittsburgh. Bob worked as a chemist for 35 years at Duquesne Light Company and First energy, he is presently the Vice Chair of Board of Directors of Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority.
Wayne Kelly, born and raised in West Homestead and currently lives in Pittsburgh, was a friend of Bob’s for 30 years and an original member of the Delta Team during Bob’s political career. He graduated from Bishop High School in 1974 and went on to get a Bachelors degree in Deaf Education from the University of Arkansas in 1979. Wayne is dual certified in Deaf Ed and Secondary Mathematics Education and since 1981 been a teacher at the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf in Edgewood.
Mary-Peg is the owner of Miller Creative Group, a downtown Pittsburgh creative agency, for 25 years. She has managed departments at Carnegie Mellon University and Carlow College. Mary-Peg is a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, and has studied at Carnegie Mellon and Duquesne Universities. She is a past board member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts. Mary-Peg was born and raised in Homestead; lives in Munhall with her husband Jim. Her son Brendan resides in Pittsburgh.
Marianne was born and raised in the city of Pittsburgh. she graduated from Bishop High School in 1970 and went on to attend CCAC and the University of Pittsburgh. She has recently retired from Duquesne University having worked there for 18 years as a grant coordinator in the Office of Research. She resides with her husband Tom in the Lincoln Place area of Pittsburgh and enjoys spending time with her family and five grandchildren.