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Arthur A. Osele, Jr.

December 29, 2023

Arthur Osele, Jr. Obituary

Arthur A. Osele, Jr., 72 of Russellton, West Deer Township, died peacefully with his family by his side at Concordia of Fox Chapel, Indiana Township. Art was born January 23, 1951 in New Kensington to the late Arthur A. and Edna M. (Haddad) Osele, Sr. He has lived in Russellton all of his life, graduating from West Deer High School in 1968. He was a member of Our Lady of the Lakes Parish, West Deer. Art’s working career passed him through Tippens Machinery, Etna, Reliance Steel, McKeesport and then Allegheny Ludlum Steel, Brackenridge where he worked 14 years as a hydraulic fitter. He enjoyed hunting, family activities, motorcycle riding, golfing and was known as a “Do it Yourselfer”, being able to fix anything.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years Kathleen L. (Karcher) Osele, his children Jamie L. (Daniel) Obiecunas of West Deer and Kiel A. Osele of Russellton, his grandchildren Russell and Mitchell Obiecunas, his sister Janis M. Piper of West Deer and many nieces and nephews.

Art’s family wants to extend their grateful gratitude to the Concordia of Fox Chapel employees for their wonderful caregiving to Art.  It was very much appreciated.

At the family’s request a private family viewing, funeral mass and burial were held. Arrangements were entrusted to the SIWICKI-YANICKO FUNERAL HOME, 23 McKrell Road, Russellton, West Deer Township. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to Concordia of Fox Chapel c/o CLM Foundation, 134 Marwood Road, Cabot, PA 16023.  View obituary and leave condolences at

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