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John O. Olsen


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John O. Olsen

AGE: 67 • Keyport

John O. Olsen, 67, of Keyport, passed away, Wednesday, November 16, 2016, at home. He was born in Long Branch and was a lifelong resident of Keyport, residing at his current address since 1952. John was a Keyport High School graduate 1967 Valedictorian and received his Bachelor's Degree from Rutgers in 1971. John's father started Olsen Boat Works in Keyport in 1949. John took over the family business in 1973 and between him and his dad, they built 220 16' to 42' custom wood boats. John served over 20 years as chairman of the Keyport Harbor Commission.

John was predeceased by his parents, Olav G. and Vera Teresa (Nymark) Olsen. He is survived by his brother, Arthur Olsen and his wife Susan of Atlantic Highlands; a close friend, Terri Kurimski of Union Beach; a niece, Kristin Olsen-Pyne and her husband Robert of Jersey City; a nephew, Stephen Olsen of Old Bridge; and many great friends and neighbors. He will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by his family and friends.

Visitation will take place on Sunday, November 20, 2016, from 3-7PM, at Day Funeral Home, 361 Maple Place, Keyport, NJ 07735; and Monday, November 21, 2016, 10:30AM, with an 11AM service at the funeral home. Cremation will be private. Gifts may be made in memory of John to the St. John's United Methodist Church, 2000 Florence Ave., Hazlet, NJ 07730 or the Food Bank of Monmouth Ocean County, www.foodbankmoc.org. To post a condolence to the family or for directions to the funeral home, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Nov. 18, 2016
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