John A. Olds

Born: Sun., May 8, 1921
Died: Mon., Jul. 9, 2018

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John A. Olds, 97, of Sugar Grove, PA, passed away Monday evening, July 9, 2018 at the Warren Manor.

He was born May 8, 1921, in Warren, PA, a son to the late Arthur M. and Hazel (Mundt) Olds. John worked at the National Forge as a machinist for 43 years and was also a beef farmer; he loved his farm. Earlier in his life, he enjoyed being an aviation pilot, owning a few of his own small planes. John enjoyed listening to baseball games, specifically the Pirates and also watching football with his grandsons.

He is survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth (Chisholm) Olds, whom he married in 1953 in Tidioute, PA; his daughters, Kathleen (Thomas) Hanson of Trumbauersville, PA and Carol (Michael) Steppe of Keuka Lake, NY; his grandchildren, Matthew (Anna) Yeskey of Canandaigua, NY, Ben (Jody) Yeskey of Maynard MA and Virginia Olds of Erie, PA; his great-grandchildren, Dylan Yeskey, Morgan Yeskey and Josh Sullivan and a daughter-in-law, Sandra Olds.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by a son, Robert Olds, a sister, Geraldine Passaro and two brothers, Douglas and Thomas Olds.

A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Warren County, PO Box 68, Warren, PA 16365 to the Warren Manor, 682 Pleasant Drive, Warren, PA 16365.

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Pamela Holt
   Posted Thu July 12, 2018
Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending comforting hugs to you all. Pam Holt

Diane Kay Becotte
   Posted Thu July 12, 2018
Dear Biz, Kathy, Carol and family,
So sorry to hear of John's passing. He was a kind and generous man, and mentor to me of our family history. I enjoyed our talks, and he always had a good story to tell. He will be greatly missed. My deepest condolences to you.

John and Ruth Ann Lyon
   Posted Sat July 14, 2018
Our sympathies, thoughts and prayers are with you during these time. John & Ruth Ann from Jackson,Wy

Margaret Ellen Kay "Peggy"
   Posted Sat July 14, 2018
I wish to express my deepest and sincere condolences to John's family. I know much about him from my cousin Diane Kay Becotte and wish I could have been able to be with him more than the few that I did. May he live on in your memories as you hold him in your hearts.

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