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David Daniel Olejarz

  • On January 20, 2020
  • 13 Comments

David Daniel Olejarz, age 76 of Butler PA, formerly of Pittsburgh, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, January 18, 2020. He was born June 17, 1943 in Pittsburgh and was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence Olejarz, Sr. and Helen Barylska and his only brother, Lawrence, Jr. He is survived by the love of his life, Linda Miko; children, Diane (Jim) Hartman, Matthew (Beth) Olejarz, Nathan (Janet) Olejarz and Sarah Rossi. He is also survived by 10 Grandchildren; Zachary, Samuel and Tori Hartman, Brandi (Collin) Miloser and Brooke Olejarz, Nathalie and Noah Olejarz, and Calvin, Chloe and Caleb Rossi, and by one great-granddaughter Clara May. 

Dave was an avid hockey fan who loved his Pittsburgh Penguins.  He enthusiastically watched every Pens game.  He worked for many years in the printing/graphic design industry as Director of Operations, Plant Manager, and various other roles.  His attention to detail carried over into his home life where he enjoyed working with wood.  He was a talented designer who made beautiful things out of wood for the people he loved.  Dave loved being in the kitchen cooking with Linda.  He spent his time making old-time recipes as well as trying out new recipes to share with many.   

A memorial service at the Cemetery of the Alleghenies will be held in the spring, followed by a celebration of his life. Arrangements were entrusted to Pittsburgh Cremation & Funeral Care, McMurray, PA.

 

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13 Comments

John Rompala
  • Jan 20 2020
Matt; Very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Had a good time with him when we met. May he rest peacefully.
Ron Sokol
  • Jan 20 2020
Diane, Matt, Nathan and Sarah, So sorry to hear of Cousin David’s passing. We have many great memories with him at our house during our younger years. May the Lord’s grace comfort you and your families during this time of grief and loss. Ron and Wanda Sokol
Kelli Steffey
  • Jan 20 2020
Dave made a big impact in our lives.  He and mom enjoyed each other's company and had fun together.  Many wonderful memories were made like our trips to the wineries, Erie, Lewes Beach, and Dave's favorite trip to Niagara Falls.  Mom and Dave really loved each other.  We all loved him.  He will be greatly missed by Linda, Kelli, Dave, John, Jarret, Ben, and his "Woodchuck". 
Heidi Conrad
  • Jan 20 2020
Linda & Kelli, I am so sorry for your loss. I sure am going to miss Dave on our outings, not to mention his great cooking. I know I could never make Chicken Marsala as good as him, no matter how many times he tried to teach me on vacations.
Mary Lou
  • Jan 21 2020
Dearest Cousins, Diane, Matt, Nathan and Sarah, It is with sincere love I extend to each of you at this time of your loss. Your Dad, David, had a wonder sense of humor and a great love of family. May you be comforted with the memories of his passionate personality and his forever love. May God Bless You and Your Familes. Love,Light and Peace of God.
Carole Carricato
  • Jan 21 2020
Always will love you Dave and your Linda! We three will never forget our 13.5! and your love always for Ray and Stella! RIP Dave Love your friend Carole Q Carricato
Lois Fountain
  • Jan 21 2020
Sarah, you have my deepest sympathy. You and your family are in my prayers. Lois Fountain
Dave Hudacsek
  • Jan 21 2020
My deepest condolences to Sarah and the family and friends of Mr. Olejarz. May you all be comforted at this very sad time.
Andrea gray
  • Jan 21 2020
Sarah and family you’re all in my thoughts and prayers. I know the loss of a father and the emptiness you feel. His presence will always be in your heart and memories. Take a deep breathe and cherish the thought he went quickly with no suffering or pain. He’s now your new guardian angel watching over each of you. With deepest sympathy Andrea M GrayRn
Leigha Blose
  • Jan 21 2020
I am so sorry about your family’s loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and yours.
Amy Dimsho
  • Jan 21 2020
Sarah so sorry for your loss. Continued prayers for you and your family at this time 🙏🏻
Kristin Prycl
  • Jan 21 2020
Sarah my heart breaks for you, your siblings and all the grandchildren. I will never forget the many phone calls and texts from your dad asking if I heard from you and if you were ok! He loved you all very much and always wanted to make sure you were safe! It was an honor to know the man that gave me a best friend for life. His compassion and heart lives through you.
Donna Smyth
  • Feb 19 2020
Sarah Our Deepest Sympathy..We Had Good Times At The Jersey Shore With David....Thomas, Lisa, & Jennifer Flew Kites At Night On The Beach With There Uncle David...Sarah Your Dad Was Loved By His New Jersey Clan..We Have Great Memories..... May He Rest In Peace.......The Smyth Family
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