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Gallery: Politicians, NFL players join family to remember Dan Rooney

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The funeral procession stops outside Saint Paul's Cathedral before Dan Rooney's funeral service. John Hamilton | Contributing Editor

The funeral procession stops outside Saint Paul's Cathedral before Dan Rooney's funeral service. John Hamilton | Contributing Editor

The funeral procession stops outside Saint Paul's Cathedral before Dan Rooney's funeral service. John Hamilton | Contributing Editor

By John Hamilton / Assistant News Editor

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Friends, family, politicians, NFL owners and players remembered the life of Dan Rooney, the former Steelers chairman and U.S. Ambassador to Ireland who passed away Thursday at 84. The funeral was held Tuesday morning at Saint Paul Cathedral in Oakland.

Art Rooney II (left), Steelers president and son of Dan Rooney, departs a limousine with other members of the Rooney family. John Hamilton | Contributing Editor

Mourners enter the doors of Saint Paul. John Hamilton | Contributing Editor

Former President Barack Obama, who named Rooney the U.S. Ambassador in 2009, departs the side entrance of the church following the service. John Hamilton | Contributing Editor

A motorcade drives down Fifth Avenue toward the church. Obama and former Secretary of State John Kerry attended the service. John Hamilton | Contributing Editor

Pallbearers carry the casket of Dan Rooney into Saint Paul Cathedral before his funeral  Tuesday morning. John Hamilton | Contributing Editor

Steelers wide reciever Antiono Brown (left) and Steelers linebacker James Harrison (right) greet each other on the church steps before the service. John Hamilton | Contributing Editor

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald arrives at the church. John Hamilton | Contributing Editor

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones attended Tuesday’s service. New York jets owner Woody Johnson also attended. John Hamilton | Contributing Editor

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