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Jerry Weber, Owner Of Jerry's Records In Squirrel Hill Dies At Age 73

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - The owner of a beloved record shop in the Squirrel Hill community has died.

According to our news partners at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jerry Weber, the owner of Jerry's Records, has died at 73-years-old.

The shop's Facebook page confirmed Weber's death on Saturday.

Weber died at his home in Swissvale on Friday and the cause of death has not been made available.

He bought a storeroom above a bar at the corner of Forbes Avenue and Craig Street with his friend Jim Petruzzi in 1978 which became "Record Graveyard" in 1978.

It was in the 1980s when Weber went on his own above the McDonald's on Forbes Avenue, opening Garbage Records, which became Jerry's Records and in 1994 he moved to Squirrel Hill.

Weber sold the shop in 2017 when he was preparing to undergo knee surgery.

He is survived by a son, a daughter, and five grandchildren.

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