Thursday, April 29, 2021

Obit for John H.




John’s obituary and other information can be found on the Beinhauer Funeral Homes website here: 


Obituary

John E. Hemington, Jr, 76, died April 24, 2021, at Canonsburg Hospital after a sudden heart attack. He was born July 16, 1944, in Uniontown to John Edward and Mary Lenore (Griffith) Hemington.

John graduated from McGuffey High School, Class of 1962. He took a break while in college to serve in the U.S. Army as an audio specialist assigned to the 15th Psyop Detachment Strategic HQ in Okinawa. After returning home, his sister introduced him to Carrilee J. Lightholder, whom he married after graduation from WVU with a degree in Social Work. They would have celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary June 30. He earned a law degree at Antioch School of Law, which focused on public interest law. He went on to practice law in Uniontown and the South Hills area of Pittsburgh. He left the practice of law to help form several computer software and information technology businesses. Later, he derived much satisfaction from his many years of work managing computer systems for The Watson Institute, which provides education and support for special needs children and their families.

Societal injustice troubled him deeply. His passion was reading to understand life, history, politics, economics, and the world. He spent countless hours writing about and sharing what he read with a large group of friends by email. Through his active membership in The Battle of Homestead Foundation and as a founding member of the Izaak Walton League of Allegheny County, he worked to realize a small part of the social, economic, and environmental justice that was central to his life. In addition, he was a longtime member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of the South Hills, where he loved discussing current events. Golfing with friends and watching NASCAR were two of his favorite pastimes.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Carrilee (Lightholder) Hemington, are his daughter, Carrie E. Hemington and her husband, Tyrone A. West of Ellicott City, MD; his son, John Bryce Hemington, of Pittsburgh; and three grandchildren, Gregory, Madeleine, and Daniel West.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Susan (John) Tait.

An outdoor celebration of life service will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the South Hills (Sunnyhill), 1240 Washington Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15228, on Saturday the 1st of May 2021, with visitation at 1pm and service following at 2pm.

Please visit www.beinhauer.com for additional information
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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Fwd: Opt out now of cross-app tracking on iPhone

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You asked, Apple delivered

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Click: Ask App not to Track

Now it's easy to opt-out of cross-app advertiser tracking on iPhone.

 See How 


Hi there –

Good news! If you use an Apple iPhone, a new software update will give you the option to opt out of tracking by apps (including Facebook, Instagram, and more) when you use your phone.

Until now, advertisers have been able to track the actions users take across activity on iPhone — kind of like a salesperson that follows you from store to store while you shop, recording every item you look at. Creepy, right?

You can now opt out of this cross-app tracking with a new software update for iPhones. Just be sure to click the button that says "Ask App not to Track" after you update your iPhone's iOS to 14.5

If you don't have don't have an iPhone, you can help spread the word so your friends and family with iPhones can opt-out of tracking.
 
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Apple's decision to allow users to opt-out of cross-app tracking is a huge win for consumers, many of whom might not even be aware that they can be tracked across apps on their phone. Now, with the option to opt-out of tracking at the point-of-use, consumers won't have to dig deep into their phone's settings to protect their privacy. Mozilla first called on Apple to curb cross-app tracking in 2019 because advertisers shouldn't be able to collect highly personal data across apps without consumers' consent.

If you have an iPhone, be sure to update your operating system so that you can opt-out of tracking, and then share the instructions to opt-out with your friends and family.

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Thanks for spreading the word,
Kaili and the Mozilla Team

P.S. The Mozilla Foundation is a non-profit organization fighting for a healthy internet, where privacy is the default and YOU have more control over your personal information. We depend on contributions from people like you to carry out this work. Can you donate today?

 


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Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Fwd: COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at ASCEND Pittsburgh

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REGISTER FOR VACCINATION
Greetings and well wishes!

ASCEND Pittsburgh is hosting a free COVID-19 vaccine clinic this week courtesy of Hieber's Pharmacy. No eligibility requirements necessary and all are welcome to attend. An ASCEND membership is not necessary.  We do ask that you please bring an ID and insurance card if you have it.

Please follow this link to register for an appointment in one of the 20 minute time slots. Each time slot is limited to 4 people. The vaccination will take approximately 5 minutes, then you will wait for 15 minutes before you leave. Second vaccine doses will be scheduled at the time of your first vaccine. No eligibility requirements necessary. Please bring an ID and insurance card if you have it.

When: 
Thursday, April 29th | 4p-9p
Friday April 30th | 7a-12p
If you are unable to make these appointment times, please contact sara@ascendclimbing.com. If there is enough interest, additional times will be added.

Where:
ASCEND Pittsburgh
2141 Mary Street, Pittsburgh PA 15203
Directions

Who:
Hieber's Pharmacy will be administering the Pfizer vaccine. Hieber's is a local, woman owned and operated pharmacy.

If you have questions about the vaccine please contact Jamin Gross, PharmD  at 412-608-0515. Texts and calls are welcome.

If you have questions about registration or ASCEND Pittsburgh please contact sara@ascendclimbing.com or call 412-745-2141.

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Sunday, April 25, 2021

Running Mate -- John H -- has passed suddenly

Sad News from Bryce:

Some of you may already have heard and some of you may not have yet. Yesterday morning my Dad/ John suffered a heart attack and unfortunately, he passed away later that morning. I do not really know how to express to you the void that his absence will leave for me and my family. I like you over the years have become accustomed to his informative emails and articles. This seemingly never-ending flow of information that he was carefully curating to keep those of us who he knew and cared for informed was at times overwhelming. I know I did not get to nearly as many of the articles as I should have.  To you all whom he sent these emails, I want to express my deep-felt gratitude for your part in his life.  I saw those emails as an expression of the love he felt for all of you and his desire for a more just and equitable world.  He was an idealist who often struggled with the inequity that is present in the system and the complacency that exists as part of our collective society. I hope that you too felt the love that he gave as he shared his gloom and doom-laden missives. It was his idealism and principled discussion that gives me hope that while the world we inhabit is far from perfect there are always those like my Dad who will devote their energy to make the world a better place. I am reminded sitting here that he would often find the articles then take the time to reformat them so that they were more accessible to those of us who were not as devoted to the research as he was. Whether you agreed or disagreed with the content he presented, it was always with love and concern for the world he inhabited.

Information about funeral services will be available shortly at Beinhauer Funeral home www.beinhauer.com

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Candidate Thompson quote

THOMPSON: Oh, let me just say briefly on the environment, our rivers are uninhabitable, and basically we're putting tons and tons of raw sewage in the river. Other cities, Cleveland and Columbus, they've decided that they want to live in a world with clean water, and we've decided to countersue the government because we want to live in a world of filth and feces. So we need to stop putting feces into our rivers.

#BANG!