Arthur W. Rosenkeimer III

August 27, 1947 - January 11, 2021

Visitation: Due to COVID-19 Services and Interment are private. Memorial service at a later date.

Arthur W. Rosenkeimer III, 73, of McCandless, died at home on Monday, January 11, 2021, surrounded by the love of his daughter, Maxine Rosenkeimer, and his soulmate, Minette Thompson.A native Pittsburgher, Art was proud to have been a 4th generation Steamfitter and member of Local 449 for over 50 years.  Nicknamed “Rosey” by his fellow fitters, he genuinely loved his work and particularly enjoyed mentoring countless apprentices.  Each deeply respected the expertise and pride he brought to his meticulous workmanship to buildings throughout Pittsburgh.  They also enjoyed his good nature and quick wit, as did all of those close to him.
Throughout his life, Art enjoyed music and social dancing.  As a 24 year member of the Steel City Boogie Club, he loved boogie blues music, learning and teaching Carolina Shag dancing, and assisting the Club as a stalwart volunteer.  Dancing took he and his partner to North Myrtle Beach, SC, where he loved vacationing at the beach, spending evenings dancing to good music, and socializing with the many friends he and Minette made along the way.  He was thrilled when he made it into the Guiness Book of World Records in 2011 for taking part in the world’s largest synchronized shag dance.As a history buff, Art enjoyed traveling and always made a point of visit sites of historic and social significance.  Travel took him to cities and states throughout the eastern US, to CA, AK, the Hoover Dam, and the Panama Canal.  He was thrilled to touch the historic Stanley Cup, when he and Maxine, both huge hockey fans, were invited to see it in Pittsburgh.  He was just as thrilled by a chance meeting with Mario Lemieux, when he was able to shake his hand.In the 80’s and 90’s, Art was an honored volunteer of the Buccaneers Baton Corp when he drove their equipment truck to parades throughout the many years Maxine was a young member.  As his only child, Art was extremely proud of her many accomplishments and enjoyed his granddog namesake, Rosie.Art knew many people who will miss him, but his death leaves a hole in the hearts of the  smaller group of family and friends who knew and loved him best.  He had a zest for life, a great sense of humor, and the sweetest heart that those who knew him were lucky enough to experience.  He was a wonderful guy. Preceded in death by his mother, Josephine (Camesi) and father, Arthur W. Rosenkeimer Jr., Art is survived by his loving daughter Maxine, his life partner, Minette, and several cousins. Many thanks are extended to the staff at the AHN Hospice, whose compassionate care made all the difference.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 50, Memphis, TN  38101-9929 or the American Cancer Society, Funeral arrangements are private, however, a ZOOM memorial service will be held at a later date.

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  • Tom and Emily (Wingfield) Koons

    Sending our deepest sympathies. We are so sorry for your loss.

  • John and Audrey Terzolino

    We were so sorry to hear of Art’s passing. I always enjoyed talking with him at our socials. Minette and Maxine, please accept our sympathy.

  • Shirley and Bud Hogan

    We are so sorry for your loss. We have many fond memories of our dancing days together. We all met at the Sheraton in Wexford under the dancing instructions of Carol Ham. I loved when I got the chance to dance with the handsome tall man who was impeccably dressed. Many fond memories. May you find comfort in family and friends.

  • Frank and Angela Drnevich

    Saddened and shocked to hear of Art’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to Maxine, Minette and all who loved him. Blessed to have had the opportunity to meet him and Minette through our dance club. May He Rest In Peace and Love.

  • Ginny Reese Crawford

    Maxine, I never had the pleasure of meeting you but I feel your pain at losing A wonderful Father. I am one of His Calais Neighbors and A Dancing friend for many years. Minette, I know you will be missing him forever. Jerry and I loved watching you two dance. I understand what it is like to lose your Dance Partner since Jerry can no longer dance. Art was special and will be missed very much.

  • Steve Seifert & Loretta Tablack

    Art was a kind person & he will be missed by all.

  • Mary Freehling

    So very sad to hear the news of Art passing.
    I was blessed to have known such a wonderful kind loving man. We met many years ago at the County Club dance hall in Apollo where he was with his loving companion and fantastic dance partner Minette. Many Saturday evenings we all shared so much fun. I will forever cherish the wonderful memories we made together over the years in the dance world. Sending my heartfelt sympathy to Minette, along with Arts daughter and family. Please know all of you are in my prayers.
    Heaven has gained yet another dancing angel 🕺😇.
    Forever remembered in my heart ❤️
    So sorry Minette. 🥲 Hold this hug and hold on strong. God be with all of you. 💐🙏🙏

  • Bonnie Glazer

    Minnette, our thoughts are with you and Art’s daughter at this sad and most difficult time. Art was a special guy, it goes without saying. May you find comfort in your fondest memories of this kind and gentle man. He will be sadly missed. With heartfelt sympathy and love. Bonnie and Frank

  • Sally Jo and Ed Hilderhoff

    Our deepest and sincere condolences to daughter, Maxine, his lovely soul mate, Minette, and family members. We were saddened to learn of Art’s passing and will miss him. Living at Calais Village too we first met him at the swimming pool there. We enjoyed his wit and had some good conversations. However he never told us he was such an accomplished dancer. Would have loved to have seen he and Minette dance together. We will miss him too. May the Lord comfort you at this time.

  • Mike Jennings

    Started the Steamfitters apprenticeship with Art in 1967. Many nights after school, a good time was had by all. A quiet wit, but a quick wit was his forte’.Enjoyed working on different projects with him.Shared Steeler season tickets with him, but the topper was a trip to Super Bowl 10, and a trip to the Mardi Gras.I will miss him, but Maxie and Minette have my heartfelt sympathy for their and all of our loss.Rest easy girls, you done good for him.

  • Paul Hennessey & Susan Ward

    Sorry to hear about Art’s passing. What a great guy. He will be missed by the entire dance community. Minette you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Debbie Larison, Calais Village

    I was shocked to see of Art’s passing. I lived in the same building as Art for many years and always enjoyed our chats in the garage. He will be truly missed by many Calais Village residents. My condolences to his daughter and Minette.

  • Mary Lynn Graves

    What great accomplishments in his life. Proud to call him Cous. I’m so happy he found you Minette to share his life with.
    St Jude is one of my favorite charities. I will donate in his name. Max be strong and know how much you were loved

  • Cheryl DeRosa and Jim Long

    Our deepest sympathies to Minette and all of Art’s family. Art was a special person and friend. Always a pleasure to talk and dance with him. He will be greatly missed by all of the dance community that loved him.

  • Candy and Jim Hawthorne

    We will miss you our dear friend. Love and prayers to his family and Minette.

  • Colleen Simko

    Minette…You have my deepest sympathy. Keep Art’s “special memories” forever in your heart. He will be missed…Love, Colleen

  • Steve and Kathy Day

    Our hearts are broken. Art was a amazing kind person, always happy and smiling. Was a honor to know him, Thank you Art for all the great memories.
    Kathy and Steve

  • LindaMain

    I have so many fond memories with Art and Minette to many to mention. He was well loved. Rest In Peace my dear friend

  • Emily Meyer Stewart

    Holding you close in thought, Minette….


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