Tonawanda News


April 19, 2013

Richard K. Olson


Richard K. Olson, age 82, of North Tonawanda, March 31, 2013 in Northgate Manor Nursing Home. Richard was a U.S. Navy Korean War veteran. He was a 39-year employee of Occidental Chemical retiring in 1992 and had also worked for the Laidlaw Bus Company as a school bus aide. He was a member of the Gratwick Hose Fire Co. and the Fireman's Benevolent Association. He had been a member of Payne Avenue Christian Church and the North Tonawanda Senior Citizens.
He was the wife of the late Nan Olson who died in 2000. Beloved father of Deborah (Gregory) Berdzik, Peggy (Michael) Wydysh and Sandra Ponivas, all of North Tonawanda. Grandfather of eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  Brother of the late Rolf Olson and Ruth Gray. Uncle of many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Fretthold Funeral Home, Inc., 1241 Oliver St. at Ward Rd. in North Tonawanda on Monday from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday beginning at 8:00 PM. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Dr., Lockport, NY 14094.
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