Andrew Vincent Olock
Schumacher and Benner Funeral Home
359 King Street
Pottstown, PA
Andrew Vincent Olock, 74, of Lower Pottsgrove, husband of Sandra E. (Ecker) Olock, passed away Saturday, May 15, 2021, at Penn Presbyterian Hospital, Philadelphia, where he was surrounded by his loving wife and three sons. Born in Pottstown, he was a son of the late Andrew and Ida (Yannessa) Olock. Andrew was a graduate of Pottstown High School, class of 1964. He was a real estate broker and the owner of Olock Realty in Pottstown for over 25 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served as a Training Sergeant for the 2nd Armored Division “Hell on Wheels” in Ft. Hood, TX, during the Vietnam War. Andy was a devout Christian and spread the word of Jesus every day, he was a longtime member of St. James Lutheran Church in Pottstown. A lover of music, he met many of his favorite musicians working as “The Chairman” of backstage security at the former Valley Forge Music Fair. Andy was married to Sandy for over 49 years, he told her he loved her every day, she was the love of his life. Surviving in addition to his wife are his three sons that meant the world to him, Ryan C. Olock and his companion, Kristina Maness, Elverson; Kristian A. Olock, Pottstown; Derek J. Olock and his wife Jackie, Hummelstown. Devoted brother Ralph M. Olock and his wife Robin, Pottstown; grandchildren, Cecilia; Anya; Vivia; Solvi; Sandro; Zoey and Beaux. He was predeceased by two sisters whom he loved dearly, Cesidia “Cissy” Cauler and Teresa Yergey. A celebration of his life will begin at 10:00 am on Friday, May 21, 2021 at St. James Lutheran Church, 1101 E. High St. Pottstown. Officiating will be Reverend Kay Bender-Braun. At the church, there will be a viewing from 10:00 am - 11:00 am followed by a service. Arrangements are by the Schumacher & Benner Funeral Home & Crematory, at 359 King St. in Pottstown, PA. Our web site exists to serve the friends and family of the deceased. Go to to extend sympathies and access additional service details.
Published by The Mercury from May 18 to May 19, 2021.
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St. James Lutheran Church
1101 E. High St. , Pottstown, PA
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No matter what he was dealing with in his, business, family, he always found time to listen and talk to me and offer me his wisdom and sound advice. He would really listen and be just as engaged when i was an immature teenager or as a young adult. As i told his son and Mr Olock many times, he was my “2nd dad”. Derek, Kris, and Ryan are very lucky to have had an outstanding father, friend, and mentor like Mr Olock and they are even luckier to know their dad loved them and couldn’t be prouder of the men they have become. I am lucky to have met his middle boy Kris’ as we were both newly transferred to Pottsgrove Intermediate School the same year and quickly became best friends and was introduced to one of the sweetest mom’s on the Planet, Sandy. The musician oldest brother Ryan, and the perfect example of the youngest brother, Dee-Dee McCall (my creative nickname, for Derek that unfortunately didn’t catch fire. Guess there weren’t too many Hunter Television fans our age at that time.) I, unfortunately was recently involved in a hit and run while i was on my motorcycle and am currently recovering. i am hopeful to be mobile soon. Just as hopeful that the Olock family know there is nothing i wouldn’t do for them and only have to ask if they need anything. This one hurts a lot and will be missed for a very. very long time. - J. Pace
May 22, 2021
Dear Sandy & sons,

I'm so sorry to have heard the news about Andy, my friend. I think it was about 2 month's ago when I last spoke with him and we had a great conversation, as always.

I believe it was back around 1979, when I met him and we had the first of several cooperative real estate transactions together over many years thereafter. I didn't realize that he was involved with security at the Valley Forge Music Fair and wished that I had conversed with him about that, as my wife and I were there for many concerts back in the day. Those were great times!

Andy always talked about you and the boys and I know he'll surely be missed by all, but as he would say, life goes on and we know that he's now together with our LORD and SAVIOR.

Rest in peace buddy,
Jim Brumbach
May 20, 2021
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