Olga Andolsen (nee Pawlyshyn) of Avon Lake, formerly of Parma, passed away Monday, Feb. 20, 2012 at the New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph, Lorain, following a short bout with cancer.
Mrs. Andolsen, 68, was born Sept. 28, 1947 in Braunschweig, Germany and came to the United States with her parents at the age of 2. She has been a resident of Avon Lake since 1969.
She was a 1965 graduate of Parma Senior High School and went on to work as an international reservations agent for United Airlines, working in both the Rocky River and Dearborn, MI offices. She retired in 2002 after 35 years of service.
She stayed close to her Ukrainian roots with her involvement at St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Lorain.
When not caring for her husband, children and grandchildren who know her as Baba, she kept busy by being a top-level seamstress and craftswoman. She found great pleasure in making things for her children. She enjoyed shopping, as well as cooking and baking traditional Eastern European Foods. Her family described her as one that would always tell it like it was, and they will always remember her sense of humor and way with words.
Mrs. Andolsen is survived by her husband Ronald T., whom she married May 4, 1968. Other survivors include children Tanya Andolsen (Jacob Rieth) of Avon Lake, Thomas Andolsen of Phoenix, AZ and Tamara Andolsen of Los Angeles, CA. She is also survived by her mother Ann Pawlyshyn (nee Muliawka) of Avon Lake, grandchildren Jaxon and Maxim and sister Olena Smith (Dale) of White Lake, MI . She is preceded in death by her father John.
Friends may call at the Busch Funeral Home 163 Avon-Belden Rd., Avon Lake , Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
A prayer service will be at the funeral home, Thursday at 9:15am followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph Church, 32929 Lake Rd., Avon Lake at 10 a.m. Fr. Timothy J. O'Connor will officiate. Interment will follow at Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst.
Memorial Contributions may be forwarded to St. Joseph Church. For more information or to send an online condolence go to www.buschfuneral.com.