Obituary, Jon Olsen

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Jon Olsen passed away peacefully at his home in Pawling on July 23rd at the age of 53. Jon was an inspiration to many through his strong faith, positive attitude, and joy of life.

Born to Richard and Sharon Olsen on March 3, 1968, Jon grew up in Patterson, NY and attended Carmel High School. Jon then earned degrees in Architecture and Engineering from Lehigh University. Jon was a project manager with his career culminating at Yale University overseeing the construction of Pauli Murray and Benjamin Franklin Residential Colleges.

All who knew Jon can tell you his passions were his church and golf. Jon was a longtime member of Christ Church on Quaker Hill and served as a Confirmation Mentor and member of the Church Council, Stewardship, and Worship Teams. He also enjoyed so much being a part of the Men’s Koinonia Fellowship Group. His favorite place to be was on the golf course with his friends from the Tuesday Night Men’s League. Jon loved the challenge of improving his game, offering tips to others, and relished the beautiful courses he had played throughout his life.

In addition to his parents, Jon is survived by his wife, Laura Olsen and his brother, Micah Olsen. He is survived by his sisters in law and brothers in law, Leslie Olsen, Lloyd Berkeley, Wendy and Gordie MacKenzie, Steve and Nancy Berkeley. He is also survived by his nieces and nephew, Maggie, Eli, and Riliegh Olsen, Cate and Cora MacKenzie, and Maggie and Tom Berkeley who he loved dearly, was so proud of, and enjoyed advising.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, August 8th at Christ Church on Quaker Hill at 2pm with a reception following at Quaker Hill Country Club. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christ Church on Quaker Hill’s Perpetual Mission Fund.

Author: Harlem Valley News