102-Year-Old Man Dies Day After Eagle Scout Honor

CARNEGIE, Pa. — A 102-year-old Pittsburgh-area man has died a day after receiving the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America.

Bernard Queneau (kweh-NOH’) died Sunday.

Esther Queneau tells the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that her husband “just hung on” so he could receive the award Saturday. That also happened to be her 90th birthday.

The Scott Township man received the honor from the Laurel Highlands Boy Scout Council and the National Eagle Scout Association.

The award was established in 1969 for those who have been Eagle Scouts for more than 25 years and continued to demonstrate outstanding career achievement. Fewer than 2,200 people have received the award.

Bernard Queneau volunteered for 20 years with Meals on Wheels, volunteered at a local library and as an escort at St. Clair Hospital.