Kenneth L. Olson, formerly of Sinclairville, N.Y., passed away March 8, 2014, at the San Juan Living Centre in Montrose, Colo.
A lifelong Chautauqua County resident, he was born July 22, 1932, in Busti, N.Y., the son of Charles and Mabel Olson. He was husband to Lily Olson for 58 years.
He graduated with the class of 1950 from Lakewood High School. He was proud to have served in the U.S. Army as a radar mechanic during the Kore-an War. He was a self-employed mason and built several fireplaces in the Jamestown and Adirondack areas.
He is survived by his wife, Lily; three children: Cindy Elliott of Erie, Pa., Suzanne Olson of Ridgway, Colo., and Ken Olson and wife, Josselin of Norwood, Colo.; three grandchildren: Forest Olson of Norwood, Colo., and Eric and Brandon Kowalski of Erie, Pa; a brother, Leonard Olson of Jamestown; and several beloved nephews and nieces.
He was peceded in death by his parents; a sister, Audrey Singer; brothers: Norman and Charles Olson; and an infant daughter, Lisa Rae.
A small memorial service will be held with the immediate family in Norwood, Colo. A memorial service will be held at the Busti, N.Y. cemetery later in the spring.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memori-als may be made to the SPCA of Chautauqua County or Lily's Hope, c/o Zonta Club of Jamestown, P.O. Box 913, Jamestown, NY 14701. Cards may be sent to Lily at 405 Kismet St., Ridgway, CO 81432.
Arrangements are under the care of Crippin Funeral Home & Crematory, Mon-trose, Colo.