Warren Olsen
Warren Olsen

Obituary of Warren H. Olsen

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Olsen, Warren of Bayville passed away on June 3, 2023, at the age of 94. He died of old age. Loving husband of Annaliese Kunert Olsen for 65 years. Beloved father of Kristian (Christine), Stephen (Cristina), Richard (Zerla), and Charles (Linda). Cherished Grandpa of Heather, Erik, Gregory, Frederick August, Allie, Kurt, Aubrey and eight great-grandchildren.

Son of the late Clarence and Astrid Sundstrom Olsen, Warren was born in Richmond Hill, Queens on April 25, 1929 and grew up in Jamaica Estates and Flushing, atending P.S. 51 and Jamaica High School. After enlisting in the Marine Corps in 1950 and passing basic training at Paris Island, South Carolina, he shipped out from San Francisco, serving for two years in the Korean War, and receiving battle field commendations for his service. Upon returning stateside, Warren returned to working as a carpenter for his father’s construction company, married the love of his life, and built his first home in Merrick, Long Island. Shortly thereafter, he joined the Nassau County Police Department serving as a Patrolman and working undercover in the 3rd Precinct for 35 years.

With a growing family, Warren and Ann moved to their dream town of Bayville in 1960 after he completed construction of their second home. Like his wife, Warren was very involved in the community, including: coaching his sons team sports at the Grenville Baker Boys Club; swimming, boating and fishing in Oyster Bay and the Long Island Sound; playing tennis at the Locust Valley Library and playing golf at the local municipal golf courses. One of Warren’s favorite memories was helping the Boys Club’s Director, Woody Lewis, and the Canadian Camp staff when his sons were campers in the 1970’s. He’d assist as a counselor on fishing trips to the Little SW Miramichi River and driving the bus up to New Brunswick from Long Island. Additional activities he enjoyed included skiing with family and friends and tending to his garden.

Following Ann’s death in 2019, Warren spent the last four years of his life at the Benton House Senior Living Facility in Charleston, SC. He is survived by all of his sons and grandchildren. His ashes will be returned to Long Island and placed in the ground next to Ann’s grave in the Locust Valley Cemetery on Rye Field Road. A small Memorial Service will be held at that time with details to be provided at a future date.

Warren and Ann were always generous in giving to Trinity Lutheran Church in Glen Cove and numerous not-for-profit organizations in Bayville and Locust Valley. In lieu of service details please consider a donation in Warren’s name to the Grenville Baker Boys and Girls Club. www.oysterbayfuneralhome.com

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