History of
Glassport, Pennsylvania

This is an unofficial web site of the town of Glassport, Pennsylvania. It has been in operation since 1996. This site is mostly concerned with the citizens and events of the borough of Glassport both past and present.

This home page for the history web will be updated in the coming weeks. We encourage everyone to submit historical pictures and information about Glassport to this site for publication for the enjoyment of all residents past and present. All ideas are welcome!

As of November 11, 2015 this website is maintained by Mark Kapsha of the Glassport Development Corporation. Any questions or requests for submissions should be directed to Mark at mkapsha@gmail.com

The page will be continuously modified, so please, visit often. The number of visits to the site since counting began on October 11, 1996, and as determined by the system counter, is:


  • Location of Glassport
  • Map of Glassport
  • Glassport Unofficial Website Group on FACEBOOK [Old pictures of the week with comments by others are at this sight. Join the Group. Over 2,715 members as of February 19, 2017]

  • Anniversary Stories (Articles describing wedding anniversaries of Glassporters or former Glassporters.)
  • Businesses (On the Glassport Development Corporation website)
  • Churches (On the Glassport Development Corporation website)
  • Glassport Current Events (Contemporary and recent history news stories of Glassport.)
  • Education
  • Engagements (Glassport people engagements to be married.)
  • Glassporters  (Present and Former Glassporters on the WEB)
  • Glassport High School Snippits (Glassport High School Senior Pictures and Faculty Pictures)
  • Government - Official Borough Website (Begun in 2009)
  • History  (Documents, articles and other information of historical interest)
  • Marriage Stories (Articles describing marriages of Glassporters.)
  • Message Center  (Messages of General Interest to Visitors to the Page. To be transferred to the Glassport Unofficial Website Group on FACEBOOK )
  • Memories of Glassport (Stories About Glassport as It Once Was by Glassporters & Former Glassporters)
  • Obituaries - NEW!! A service of Tube City Online and WMCK.FM
  • People Events  (Births, Marriages, and Deaths of Glassporters and former Glassporters)
  • Picture of the Week (A picture of scenes, people, etc., changed weekly)
  • News Daily News Website - Glassport & Local News; News (On the Glassport Development Corporation website)
  • Upcoming Events (From the Glassport Development Corporation Website. E-mail events to mkapsha@gmail.com)

    Links on the WEB to Glassport:

    Willam Anthony Will Memorial (The first person from Glassport to lose his life in Viet Nam.)

    George Gorun Memorial Award

    Bob's Bar (Contributions to Children's Hospital over the years, Pittsburgh Post Gazette)

    'Angel Man' offers LaBelle smiles for free' (Story about former Glassporter Ted Govola)

    Duo rescues woman from Glassport house fire (Police Officer Nick Caito and Glassport firefighter Ricky Vasquez rescue woman.)

    Glassport E-Mail Club (This was an old fixture on the Glassport Web Page in 2001. One of the first social networks, even before Facebook)

    Glassport Library Future (Pittsburgh Post Gazette Article , October 18, 2007)

    Glassport library closes (Daily News Article on Glassport Library Closing)

    Glassport Fire Departments Future (Pittsburgh Post Gazette Article , October 18, 2007)

    Glassport Reliance Hose closing (Daily News Article on the end of Glassport Reliance Hose Co. No. 2)

    Glassport Fire Company - The Glassport volunteer fire company.

    Glassport tribute to public safety workers (Pittsburgh Post Gazette Article 9/9/2010)

    Glassport Wire (Comprehensive New Feed For Glassport)

    Lou D'Angelo Jr., Marathon Runner From Glassport

    McKeesport Pictures (A collection of old and present day pictures of McKeesport scenes.)

    Mon Valley Providers Council (Glassport is one of the 37 Mon Valley communities served by the organization.)

    Pittsburgh Post Gazette Article on Glassport Web Site (Article on the Website published on Wednesday, December 11, 2002)

    South Allegheny band director follows in mentor's footsteps Pittsburgh Post Gazette (Jessica Humanic)

    The Very Reverend Paul J. Bradley to Oversee Pittsburgh Diocese

    Bishop Paul Bradley to Head Kalamazoo, MI Diocese

    Marge Hanley (Voter Cherishes the Right to Vote)

    Marge Hanley (To Celebrate 100 years)

    You Tube Video on Glassport - Submitted to the Unofficial Website Group on Facebook by Dõdi Montgomery Kellerman, Uploaded by F4Drummergoil on Oct 24, 2011

    Other Links Which May Be Of Interest:

    Allegheny County PA (USA) cemeteries Index Page Cemetery records and more.

    CommuteInfo - (Helping job seekers and employers within southwestern PA find alternatives to getting to work, other than driving alone.)

    Girl Scouts of America (Western Pennsylvania)

    Historic Pittsburgh - (Many interesting items about historic Glassport and its surroundings can be found here. Suggest that you search for Glassport at this site.)

    Lebanon Presbyterian Church (A Church in West Mifflin)

    McKeesport - Links to Other Sites

    The Glassport Web Page was designed by Richard A. Uher and is maintained by

    Glassport Development Corp.

    E-Mail comments to webmaster: mkapsha@gmail.com

    Page last updated May 7, 2017