Pete DeCoursey, Harrisburg Political Reporter, Dead at 52

I last saw Pete DeCoursey at the September Democratic State Committee meeting in King of Prussia.  Like me he was working the hotel lobby looking for stories.  Pete was a fixture in Harrisburg covering Pennsylvania politics for the Patriot-News and then its spin off CapitolWire.  He died of pancreatic and lung cancer.  I didn’t know he was even ill, you wouldn’t have known by seeing him that lobby.  He was the most respected member of the state political news media and he will be sorely missed.