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JULY 26, 1935 -- APRIL 6, 2005

Carl J. Olson, member of the Niagara County Builders Association, died Wednesday in his home under the care of his family and Niagara Hospice. He was 69.

He was a native of Rockford, Ill., where he attended high school.

He enlisted in the Army in 1955 and spent three years in France as a movement control specialist. He was discharged from active duty in 1958 and continued his military service in the New York National Guard until 1963.

A Lewiston resident for the past 40 years, he worked for Uhl, Hall & Rich, engineers on the Niagara Power Project. When the project was completed in the 1960s, he was employed by Empire Builders Supply, selling ready mix concrete and building materials.

He owned a clothing store in Lewiston for a short time before going back to selling concrete and building supplies for Empire Builders and other companies. He retired in 2001.

Mr. Olson was active in the Niagara County Builders Association and was named Man of the Year in 1991.

He is survived by his wife, the former Marie R. Klein; two sons, Donald of Peru, Ill., and Carl J. Jr. of Las Vegas; two daughters, Lori Sosenko of Wheatfield and Deborah Lytle of Lewiston; a brother, Bruce E. Horan of Warwick, R.I.; and three grandchildren.

Services will be held 11 a.m. today ) in St. John Lutheran Church, 420 Lockport St., Youngstown. Burial will be in Acacia Park Cemetery, Pendleton.


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