Norman Olsen
Died: Feb 14, 2016
Norman Olsen, 77, of Garrison (Continental Village) died February 14, 2016. Born in Mt. Vernon, NY, he attended Goddard College and served two years in the US Navy, including the 1958 intervention in Lebanon. An engineer, he designed highways for the New York Department of Transportation until his retirement in 2005. He also worked part time as an Inspector for the Continental Village Water District for many years, and volunteered for the Continental Village Fire Department in the 1960s and 1970s. More recently, he was a member of the Putnam Co. Traffic Safety Committee and the Friends of the Desmond-Fish Library and was active in the Mahopac Writers’ Group.

Survivors include a daughter, Heather Olsen of Hyattsville, MD, a sister, Elizabeth Altham, of Durand, IL, and seven nieces and nephews. His wife Sue died in 2008.

Family and friends are invited to join in celebrating his memory on Saturday, April 2nd at 2pm at the Continental Village Clubhouse, 49 Highland Drive, Garrison. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Development Office, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964. Contributions will support their annual open house, in which Mr. Olsen was a long-time participant.

Barry Antokoletz
February 19th, 2016 11:40 am
Norm was an author who created epic heroes who were extensions of his inner self.
Barry Antokoletz
February 19th, 2016 11:41 am
Norm was an author who created epic heroes who were extensions of his inner self.
Jen McCreery
February 19th, 2016 2:12 pm
Norm was a great friend and poet. We will miss seeing him here at the library and on poetry nights at the Bean Runner in Peekskill. Sending all our best to his friends and family.
Cathy and David Lilburne
February 22nd, 2016 7:48 am
We are all very sad to hear about Norm. He was a regular at our drinks night at Garrison Landing - we drink a toast to him and listened to one of his poems this past Friday. He also sang in Cat Guthrie's choir. All of us in Garrison would very much like to honor him in someway. Please let us know how we can do this. Our condolences to you, his daughter and his many friends.
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