Richard R. "Ryan" Olcus, 58, of Sugarcreek Township, Armstrong County, died Sunday from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.
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Born on Dec. 30, 1954, in Butler, he was the son of John R. and Bonnie Lou (Crissman) Olcus.
A 1973 graduate of East Brady High School, he first worked for TopsAll Market in East Brady, then Ryan was a picker for 20 years with Moonlight Mushroom. For the past 18 years, he was employed by Commercial Metals in Sugarcreek Township.
Ryan was a member of the Trinity Reformed Church in Bradys Bend.
For 20 years, he coached youth football in the East Brady Area. Ryan was a member of the F&AM 244 Kittanning and East Brady Lodge, a member of the Scottish Right, the Sons of the American Legion and the SOI in Bradys Bend.
Ryan was also a Sugarcreek Township volunteer firefighter, a member of the Kaylor Camp, the 4 Mile Road Camp in Clearfield and the Snowhill Card Club. He loved sports and enjoyed watching them on television, hunting, fishing and playing cards. Ryan especially enjoyed his annual hunting trips with his buddies to Coudersport.
Ryan is survived by his parents, John and Bonnie Olcus of Sugarcreek Township, and his two aunts, Alice Fennell and her husband, Bill, of Karns City and Jean Olcus of Chicora. He is also survived by many cousins and a special little girl, Kiara Hawk.
Ryan was preceded in death by his companion, Dianne Hawk, who died alongside Ryan, his grandparents and numerous aunts and uncles.
OLCUS - Friends of Richard R. "Ryan" Olcus, who passed away Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Buechele Funeral Home, 707 Kelly's Way, East Brady, PA 16028.
The funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with Pastor Pete Sapp of the Trinity Reformed Church officiating. The burial will be in Bradys Bend Cemetery will be private.
In lieu of flowers, Ryan's family suggests donating to the Kiara Hawk Trust Account, C/O John and Bonnie Olcus, 312 Kittanning Hollow Road, East Brady, PA 16028
To view or to express condolences, please visit www.BuecheleFuneralHome.com.
Published in Butler Eagle on Nov. 26, 2013