University of Pittsburgh endowment mourns loss of Adam Obsenica

Adam Obsenica, senior investment analyst at the University of Pittsburgh’s endowment, passed away on Oct. 17 due to complications related to pulmonary surgery. He was 35.

“Adam was a terrific co-worker and friend,” said Samuel Ekis, who worked closely with him until April when Ekis joined the University of Cincinnati endowment as an investment officer. “He was a knowledgeable investor and was quick to learn when introduced to something new. There are not enough good things that I can say about him.”

Obsenica worked at University of Pittsburgh’s endowment since February 2009, according to his LinkedIn profile. Previously, he spent more than seven years working as a portfolio strategist at Yanni Partners.

Obsenica was born July 27, 1978, in Sewickley, Penn., according to an obituary published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He is survived by his parents, Rod and Karen (Reich) Obsenica of Hopewell Township, Penn., and two brothers, Ryan and Aaron Obsenica, the Post-Gazette reported.

Services were held Oct. 22 at Tatalovich Funeral Home in Aliquippa, Penn., followed by interment in St. Elijah Serbian Church Cemetery in Hopewell.

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Correction: The date of the funeral service was incorrect in the original story. The story has been corrected.