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Dick Scaife’s estate: Nearly $4.8 million in personal property |

Dick Scaife’s estate: Nearly $4.8 million in personal property

Mike Wereschagin
| Monday, April 6, 2015 4:22 p.m

The estate of the late Tribune-Review publisher Dick Scaife includes nearly $4.8 million in personal property, according to documents filed Monday with the Westmoreland County Register of Wills.

The inventory of Scaife’s estate is separate from a dispute in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court over a trust fund set up in 1935 that Scaife spent before he died.

It does not include the 500 works of art that Scaife willed to the Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg and the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford.

“This is a standard filing to be made with the probate court nine months after the date of death,” said Laura Gutnick, an attorney representing the estate of Scaife, who died July 4. “It’s a filing of any assets that are part of the probate estate.”

According to the filing, the estate includes 11 vehicles, an airplane, a $1 million gold and coin collection and nearly $576,000 in cash.

In October, the estate paid $100 million to cover an anticipated tax bill. It was the largest single estate tax payment ever made in Pennsylvania, officials said.

Rich Cholodofsky is a Trib Total Media staff writer. Reach him at 724-830-6293 or

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