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Donald R. Olmstead, Jr.

May 9, 2012
Westfield Republican

IRVING - Donald R. Olmstead, Jr., 49, of Versailles Road, Irving, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, April 24 at UPMC Hamot Medical Center, Erie, Pa.

He was born in Silver Creek on Aug. 12, 1962, the son of the late Donald R. Olmstead, Sr. and Mary (Simpson) Sutter.

He worked as a diesel mechanic for Hauling Freight Lines, Angola, for 19 1/2 years. Mr. Olmstead was a past member of the "Woodcutters" Bowling Team at the former Forest Lanes Bowling Alley in Forestville. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, farm equipment, outdoor activities and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

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Donald R. Olmstead, Jr.

Survivors include a daughter, Brandy L. Olmstead, and a son, Joseph C. Olmstead, both of Irving; three sisters, Laurie Gallivan, of Silver Creek, Amy McCoy of Fredonia and Angel Lutgen, of Sherman; a brother, Daniel (Kelly) Olmstead, of Forestville; a step-brother, Gary Sutter, of Forestville; two step-sisters, Diane (Jim) Andrews, of Erie, Pa., and Cindy (Chris) Parke, of Smith Mills; three grandchildren, McKayla Ann Olmstead, Mason Olmstead and Joshua Guadagno; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his step father William C. Sutter.

Friends were welcome to call at the Riles and Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Sunday, April 29 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services were held Monday, April 30 11 a.m., with Rev. James D. Hankey, pastor of the Forestville United Methodist Church, officiating.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made either to the Silver Creek Fire Department Emergency and Rescue Squad, 162 Central Avenue, Silver Creek, N.Y., 14136 or to Hanover Hose Co. No. 1, Steve Peters, 11919 Hanover Road, Silver Creek, N.Y., 14136. To post condolences go to



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