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John Howard Olson

September 6, 1954 ~ February 1, 2021 (age 66)

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John Howard Olson, 66, of Fayetteville, Pennsylvania passed away February 1, 2021 at the Chambersburg Hospital. He was born on September 6, 1954 in Clearfield, Pennsylvania to the late Howard and Lillian (Dubler) Olson. After serving in the Vietnam War he was honorably discharged from the Marines. He worked as an industrial electrician for most of his career. He loved to read, target shoot, and enjoyed canoeing. He was passionate about history, particularly civil war and US western history. He and his wife loved to travel to historical sites.


John is survived by his wife of 18 years Janet M. Olson. He was also survived by his 2 step daughters, Jennifer Kerlin (husband Josh) and Julie Earley (husband Derrick); and 2 sisters, Janice Rydbom (husband Larry) and Karen  Kimberly (husband Jack). In addition, he had 4  grandsons and numerous nieces & nephews.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his niece Jacklyn Kimberly.


Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, Ltd. of Chambersburg has been entrusted with his care. Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. A Celebration of Life will be disclosed at a later date.  Memorial donations can be made in his name to the Wounded Warrior Fund


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