William G. “Bill” Olsowske, age 88, of 3269 State Route 414, passed away at Geneva General Hospital following a year long illness from cancer.
At Bill’s request, his family will hold services privately. Kindly consider a donation in Bill’s memory to the Canoga Sportsmen’s Club, 3228 Cemetery Road, Seneca Falls, NY 13148.
Bill was born in Seneca Falls on June 17, 1933, the youngest child of Paul and Sadie (Guilfoos) Olsowske. He was a graduate of Mynderse Academy and had operated both dairy and crop farms. The bulk of his career was working as a heavy equipment operator for Operating Engineers Local #545 of Syracuse, having spent time at Warren Brothers, Bero Brothers and lastly at CD Wimmer paving. He has meticulously maintained the farm on Route 414, and known as a local landmark in the area for the stone house and well maintained outbuildings.
Bill is survived by his partner of more than 30 years, Mary McPherson; his daughter, Shelly (Dave) Coville of Seneca Falls; his son, David (Eileen) Olsowske of Seneca Fallls; his grandchildren, Cassandra (Robert) Anderson, Alyssa (Andrew) Chimileski, Sara Olsowske, Erika (Trevor) Parisian and great grandchildren, Evelyn, Kaia, Carter, Harper, Lyra, Natalie and Leo; and his sister, Betty Rogers of Ovid.
He was preceded in death by his wife and mother of his children, Jessica in 1985; his siblings, Lyra, Doris and Stuart.
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