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, amp.cancer.org. Funeral arrangements are private, however, a ZOOM memorial service will be held at a later date.