Wednesday, April 17, 2024


Richard H. Olson, Sr. , 78

Richard H. Olson, Sr. of Westport died Nov 18. He was age 78.

He was born Sept. 8, 1936 in Bronxville, NY, son of the late Anton and Elizabeth Olson.

He retired as manager of facilities for Pepperidge Farm after working more than 35 years.

He loved his home in Vermont and traveled to many different places in the United States and abroad. He enjoyed the outdoors and found solace at the beach.

Survivors include his wife Joyce Olson; daughter Lynn Wetterhorn and her husband Markus, son Richard H. Olson Jr. and his fiancé Kathleen, daughter Sandra Olson, daughter Jill Hardy and her husband Norman; six grandchildren Anna, Karl, Elizabeth, Daniel, Tyrell and Evan; stepchildren Jerald Kushner and his wife Maryann, Dana Sulla and her husband Joe, Stephen Kushner and his wife Adrania; five step-grandchildren James, Erica, Stephan, Rachelle and Connor. He was predeceased by his first wife Edith.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 22, at 11 a.m. at Southport Congregational Church. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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