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August 11, 1936 - February 26, 2016
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Arthur (Art) Ralph Osterhout, age 79, of Cranston, Rhode Island, formerly of Scranton, passed away Friday afternoon.
Born in Scranton on August 11, 1936, son of the late Arthur, Sr., and Mary Davis Osterhout, Art was a graduate of West School High School, Class of 1954, before attending the University of Scranton.
In 1958, at age 21, Art, otherwise known by his broadcasting name “King Arthur Knight” began his career as a radio DJ with WARM in Scranton. In 1962, he accepted the job as Program Director for WICE in Providence, Rhode Island. Art eventually accepted a position as the night talk show host for WMEX in Boston, a top ten national radio station. He returned to WICE in 1978, before taking a position at WPRO in 1982. In 2012, he was honored by being inducted into the Rhode Island Radio Hall of Fame.
He is survived by his three children, Arthur Osterhout, III, of Raleigh, North Carolina, Deborah Yavorek of Selinsgrove and Patricia Osterhout and husband Robert Puharic of Pennsburg; three granddaughters, Kathryn Esquer and husband Francisco, Abby and Jillian Yavorek; and his beloved cousins from the Davis and McDonnell families.
Art leaves behind his loving friend and companion of over 30 years Carole Gray of Providence, R.I.Funeral services, by Rev. Earl O’ Cassel, are scheduled for Friday at 10:00AM in the Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 125 North Main Avenue, Scranton. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, Dalton. Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Thursday between 4-7:00PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road, South Abington Township, Pa., 18411.