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OLICK, STEVEN A.

OLICK - Steven A. Age 86 of Cambria, NY entered into rest on March 15, 2015 after a brief illness. Son of the late Steven and Rose Olick; brother to the late Emma (Cosimo) Grisanti and father to the late Steven A. Olick III. He married Marianne E. (Farrell) Olick in 1958 and celebrated 49 years together before her passing in 2005. He served in the United States Marine Corps and was a WWII veteran. He studied at the University of Buffalo and Niagara University where he earned his teaching degree. A 42 year career as a teacher began at Fillmore High School by with a simple request from a friend. At Starpoint Central School his affection for teaching came to fruition. Before entering the infamous D-28, his students were greeted with a smile, handshake and a nickname usually graced by "T". From there he retired pursuing his life's passions philosophy, religion, music, writing, gardening, jogging and grandchildren. Steven fully enjoyed life and encouraged all to embrace each day with optimism. He is survived by his children Rosemary Olick Bouie of Kentucky, Joseph Olick, Scott (Melinda) Olick of Cambria, and Stephanie Bigelow of Virginia; grandfather to Aaron (Julie) Bouie III, Alexis (Carl) Rowcliffe, Etienne Bouie, Graceon Bell, Steven A. Olick IV, Charlyne Olick and Keegan Scott Olick and many great-grandchildren; brother Dr. Charles (Lisa) Olick; beloved friend to Derrick Derblick, Susan Crosby and many others. He will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held Monday March 23 at Ross Funeral Home Gaul Chapel, 263 East Avenue, Lockport, New York from 2-4 PM and 7-9. A memorial mass will be held Tuesday, March 24 at Saint John the Baptist Church, 168 Chestnut St., Lockport, New York. Burial will be private to the family. In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. Arrangements by Ross Funeral Home Gaul Chapel. www.RossFuneralDirectors.com

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