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John Olson

November 20, 1943 — February 28, 2018

CORINTH — John Richard Olson, 74, of Corinth, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 at Glens Falls Hospital, with his loving son, Douglas and Daughter-in-law, Sandi holding his hands.

Born on Nov. 20, 1943 in Albany, he was the son of the late William Gustav Olson and Helen Marie (Millard) Olson.

John was a graduate of Albany Public School Sixteen. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1960 to 1962 before being honorably discharged.

He was a lifelong resident of the capital district and Adirondacks areas.

John worked as a well-respected master electrician and mechanical specialist. He was self-employed as Olson Mechanical Services as well as being retained by various companies during his professional career. He retired in 2006.

John always lived life on his terms. He enjoyed traveling to Canada and sailing in Cape Cod as well as spending time with his grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, John is predeceased by his granddaughter, Kayla Renee Olson; and niece, Debra Lee (Olson) Greene.

John is survived by his sons, Douglas W. Olson (Sandi) of Lake Luzerne, Lawrence J. Olson (Sandi) of Hometown, Arkansas and Kirk Howard of Colonie; daughter, Valerie J (Olson) Coffey of Corinth; Stepchildren, Michele Lupe-Bowe of Niskayuna, Eric Lupe of Burnt Hills and Vincent Lupe of Georgia and Florida. John is also survived by siblings, William E. Olson, Roland G. Olson, Eugene F. Olson, Carolyn Olson-Allen and Margaret A. Olson-Murphy; grandsons, Jonathan, James, Zachary and Alexander Olson; as well as many more grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.

In honoring with John’s wishes and directives, there are no calling hours or funeral services scheduled. A formal ceremony will be held at the Gerald B. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, and a celebration of remembrance of John’s life will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, John requested donations be made in his name to Northeastern Association of the Blind, 301 Washington Ave. Albany, NY 12206.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brewer Funeral Home Inc., 24 Church St. Lake Luzerne, NY 12846.

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