Victor A. Olick

Victor A. Olick, 66, of Orchard Park, N.Y., formerly of Eynon, died Tuesday evening at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, N.Y.

Born April 23, 1947, in Peckville, son of the late Victor A. Olick and Irene Olick Bungardy, Scranton, he was a 1965 graduate of Archbald High School and was his class salutatorian. He graduated from the University of Scranton in 1969 with a BS degree in Chemistry and pre-med. He was employed by Graphic Controls in Buffalo, N.Y., as a product marketing manager until his early retirement due to the plant closing. During his career at Graphic Controls, he traveled to Japan and frequently gave seminars and also was instrumental in the development of EKU paper. Before his stroke at age 52, he came home to spend every holiday with his family, who he cherished and cared for very much. He was always the older and more wiser sibling with a kind caring and generous heart. Before he left to go back to Buffalo, he would tell us its time to shuffle off to Buffalo. Before his illness, he was an avid gardener. He enjoyed watching the stock market, watching old Western shows on TV, old music, especially Frank Sinatra and Perry Como. He was an avid Buffalo Bills fan and before his retirement, he was able to see the Buffalo Bills play in the Super Bowl in Florida.

Also surviving are a sister, Marguerite Olick Dippel, Archbald; two brothers, Thomas Olick and wife, Geralyn, Easton; and Drew Olick, Eynon; niece, Tara Dippel Palickar and husband, Jason, Archbald; nephew, Cory Dippel, Lake Carmel, N.Y.; niece and beloved godchild, Victoria Olick; Cassie Olick and Andrew Olick, Eynon; step-niece, Brandy Marion, Archbald; niece, Christine Olick and David Kutz-Marks, Scranton; nephews, TJ Olick, California; Jonathan Olick and wife, Phyllis, Texas; Matthew Olick, Easton; and David Olick, Texas; cousins, an aunt and uncle, great-nieces and a great-nephew; cherished friends and caregivers, Todd Pelino, Sean Burke and Jay, Orchard Park, N.Y.; Mike Everette and Sally Dee from Meals on Wheels; also survived by friends, Eleanor and Art Franklin, Hamburg, N.Y. He also had a beloved cat named Jill.

A memorial Mass will be held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at Christ the King Parish (St. Thomas Aquinas Church), Archbald.

Published in Scranton Times on Dec. 15, 2013