Peter Guroff, former principal violist of the Richmond Symphony, since 1992 a member of the Pittsburgh Symphony, died Feb. 6 after a 15-year battle with cancer. He was 47.
In July 1992, shortly after joining the Pittsburgh Symphony, Mr. Guroff was diagnosed with lymphoma. Through several recurrences and courses of treatment, he continued to perform with the orchestra. He also taught and was artistic director of the Ionian Chamber Players.
Mr. Guroff is survived by his wife, Maureen, and two children, daughter Hannah and son Eric.
His obituary in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07039/760336-122.stm