John R. Olsen
unknown - December 13, 2012
John R. Olsen, 83, resident of Mattydale for 56 years, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at Crouse Hospital. John was born in Syracuse and graduated from Eastwood High School in 1947. He was the son of the late Julius and Hilder (Henderson) Olsen. John retired in 1989 after 35 years as a Technical Publications Manager for General Electric in Syracuse. He was a 50-plus year member of the Syracuse Club of Printing House Craftsmen, a friend of Bill W. since 1978, and involved with the GE Retirees monthly luncheons. John was a long time member of Luther Memorial Church where he served as an Usher, a Visiting Deacon and was involved in their Retired Men's Breakfast.
He was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, the former Fern Walters in 2009.
John is survived by two children: Lisa (John) Andrews of Mattydale, and Eric (Josephine) Olsen of Binghamton; five grandchildren: Amanda and John Andrews, Brian, Kaitlyn and Robert Olsen; and several nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the physicians, nurses and staff of both Hematology Oncology Associates and Crouse Hospital for their loving and compassionate care of their father.
Contributions in John's memory may be made to Luther Memorial Church, 435 S. Main St., North Syracuse, NY 13212.
Calling hours: 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16 at Krueger Funeral Home, 2619 Brewerton Road, Mattydale. Funeral services: 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17 at Luther Memorial Church followed by burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Syracuse.