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Kenneth Robert Olszewski

May 4, 1943 ~ November 26, 2019 (age 76)


Kenneth Robert Olszewski, 76 passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, November 26, 2019.

Ken was born in Norwalk, Connecticut on May 4, 1943 to the late Jerome Joseph Olszewski and Doris Harrison Olszewski. 

Ken proudly served in the Navy, enjoyed riding his motorcycle, and loved helping his family, neighbors and friends by lending his handyman skills. He was actively involved in his church community. He could often be found rooting for his favorite sports teams, the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. He touched countless lives with his wit and wisdom, and will be missed by many.

Ken is survived by his wife of 50 years, Irene Esther Stopper Olszewski; daughters, Colleen Brochu and husband, John of New Hampshire, Lori Gillies and husband, Stuart of Colfax; brother, Lawrence Olszewski of Ohio; sister, Donna Shea and husband, Ed of Massachusetts; three grandchildren, Evan Gillies, Sierra Gillies, Madelyn Brochu.

The family will visit with friends from 10:00 until 10:50 a.m. on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church 4145 Johnson Street in High Point, follow by a Memorial Mass at 11:00 a.m. officiated by Reverend Peter Leonard, OSFS.  A graveside committal service will be at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, December 6, 2019 at Salisbury National Veterans Cemetery, 501 Statesville Blvd. in Salisbury.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Open Door Ministry, 400 N. Centennial St., High Point, NC 27262.

Condolences may be shared with the family at  Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point is serving the family.

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December 5, 2019

10:00 AM to 10:50 AM
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
4145 Johnson Street
High Point, NC

Memorial Mass
December 5, 2019

11:00 AM
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
4145 Johnson Street
High Point, NC

December 6, 2019

9:00 AM
Salisbury National Cemetery
501 Statesville Blvd.
Salisbury, NC 28144


Open Door Ministries
400 N. Centennial St., High Point NC 27262
Tel: 1-336-885-0191

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