A memorial service for the therapist killed in a psychiatric clinic shooting also honored the memory of the man's slain sister by being held on her birthday.
The sister of Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic victim Michael Schaab had also been the victim of a shooting. Nancy Schaab was killed by her boyfriend in October 2010.
Friends shared tales of Michael Schaab's personal life Thursday while co-workers recounted the generous nature that made him beloved by patients during the service on the University of Pittsburgh campus.
It was university police who fatally shot gunman John Shick after he opened fire inside the clinic on March 8, killing Schaab and wounding five others.
Schaab's mother, Mary, thanked attendees, saying, "Without all of you, we would not have been able to survive."