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OLINGER, Elbert James James Elbert Olinger, departed this life on July 23, 2020. Born September 22, 1950, in Hazard, Kentucky, to the late Wallace & Florine (Walker) Olinger. A graduate of Roosevelt High School, class of 1969. He served in the Vietnam War from 1970-1972 where he received numerous awards. He retired from General Motors Truck and Bus after 37 years of service. Preceded in death by his wife, Margo; son, Marcus; parents, Wallace & Florine Olinger; and brother, Vincent. He leaves to cherish his memory: sons, Damon (Latosha) and DeJuan (Towana); daughter, Tiffany; sisters, Gloria (Patrick) Nukpor, Geraldine (Duane Sr.) Grant, Krezeal Henderson and Zola Williams; brothers, Wallace Olinger, Larry (Treva) Olinger, Roger (Stephanie) Olinger, and Harold Olinger; mother-in-law, Lena Strange; brothers-in-law, Tony Rakestraw, Brett (Cassandra) Strange and David (Nina) Strange; grandchildren, Daniel Ivery, Erionna Olinger, Damarion Ivery, Eugene Roberts, Jasmine (Kegan) Wills, Monet Colon, and Mia Colon; great-grandson, K.J. Wills; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A private Family Graveside Service will be held at Dayton National Cemetery. HHRoberts.com

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Published in Dayton Daily News on Aug. 7, 2020.
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August 27, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. I remember the Olinger Family when they lst came to Dayton an attended Weaver Elem.
Patrick Turner
August 7, 2020
To the Family we send Our Deepest Sympathy in the passing of him and his wife Margo. Our prayers are with you. Gerald and Vicki Martin.
gerald edward Martin
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