Edward W. Ollick

Willoughby, Ohio

1940 - 2018


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Edward W. Ollick, 78, of Mentor, passed away April 28, 2018, at University Hospitals of Cleveland, after a short illness. Born Feb. 25, 1940, in Philadelphia, Pa., he had been a resident of Lake County for 42 years. Ed was a music aficionado, and a member of the Folknet Alliance, Northern...

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The BEST volunteer EVER!

Star volunteer, Ed, volunteering for The Fine Arts Association at the KidShow.

It was a shock to hear of Ed's passing so soon after he volunteered for me at the KidShow at the Great Lakes Mall. If he wasn't feeling well, he gave no indication and was his peppy, fun, fantastic self. Ed was one of my favorite and most valuable volunteers. He always had a smile and a great story and he was always there for me, unless he was volunteering somewhere else. Ed will be missed by all of us at The Fine Arts Association and all the volunteers who had the privilege of working...

I can easily take up more space than I'm probably allowed just talking about Ed. I just saw him recently at one of my band gigs and he looked amazing. I'm so glad I got to see him once more, but I really wish it wasn't the last time. He was always there at Rider's when I was playing except if he were flying or something. If he wasn't there, I always noticed. He was such a wonderful person to me and very supportive of my music. I even remember how he would frequently ask me to play...

I meet Ed in Single Volunteers of Lake Co. We had mutual admiration for folk music and attended many of P. J. Phillips shows at Rider's Inn together. He orchestrated our sing-a-longs during our requests. Ed was a great storyteller and many times it was the highlight of the evening. Throughout the years, Ed was my contact person letting me know about cool music events such as Lake Erie Folk Festival and Blue Sky Festival. He loved and supported local music events dearly. My condolensces go out...

I remember Uncle Ed from our childhood family gatherings for Thanksgiving and Christmas, always smiling, always happy, always ready with a story or a joke. I remember a Thanksgiving at Aunt Paula and Uncle Ed's house where Ed explained, in detail, the best way to place a turkey in the oven for maximum juiciness. I've thought about that day many times, wondering if I was doing it the way Ed said was the best. I wish I could ask him to tell me how to cook that perfect turkey one more time.

I'm sorry to hear of Ed's passing. I have so many great memories when Ed was a part of my life. We met through Single Volunteers and Ed was always the life of the party with a story, a joke, and a smile. Ed introduced me to Folk music and because of Ed I know what a hammer dulcimer is and he was good at it! Whenever I hear a great banjo or fiddle I think about Ed. Ed learned to play the tin whistle in my car while driving through Nebraska...that was a long day!! lol I'll always love ya and...

Ed could always liven up a Single Volunteers of Lake County event with an engaging story or two...or three. Rest in peace.

Ed and Paula

Ed with his Family