Michael J Olshavsky

    June 1, 1947  -  April 23, 2011

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Michael J. Olshavsky
Sharon man was clown,enjoyed hunting, fishing

Michael J. Olshavsky of 315 Liberty St., Sharon, passed away at 8:40 p.m. Saturday, April 23, 2011, in University of Pittsburgh Medical Center after a brief illness. He was 63. Mr.
Olshavsky was born June 1, 1947, in Sharon to Michael and Dorothy Plawky Olshavsky. He graduated in 1966 from Hickory High School in Hermitage. Currently Michael worked for Mercer School District in maintenance. He served in the Navy for four years during the Vietnam conflict. He was of the Catholic faith. He was a trustee for the Federation of Clubs, Mercer County; and belonged to American Legion Post 299, Sharon; and Veterans of Foreign Wars Shenango Valley Post 1338, Sharon, where he served on the Honor Guard. He was a Shriner of Crescent Shrine of Philadelphia where he was a clown with the name, “Hearts.” He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, playing bingo and going to sprint car races. He was an avid Steelers fan, but most of all, enjoyed being with family and friends. Whenever anyone needed help, he was always there for them. He will be sadly missed by his wife, the former Anne Ammon Castle, at home, whom he married Nov. 6, 2009. He also leaves: his mother, Hermitage; his daughter, Marie J. Pilon and her husband Jon Paul, Ephrata, Pa.; his son, Michael J. Olshavsky Jr. and his wife Pamela,
Newtown, Pa.; his sister, Judy Havrilla and her husband John, Hermitage; his stepsons, Jayson Castle and David “Rod” Castle, both Florida; stepdaughters, Tiffany Castle, also Florida; and Emily Castle, Idaho; his grandchildren, Cole, Mason and Chase Olshavsky; and Ian and Landon Pilon; 10 stepgrandchildren; nieces and nephews, John Michael Havrilla, Mary D’Amore, Frank Policare, Grace Cass, Matthew Policare and Melissa Griffin; and sisters-in-law, Leah Policare and Lorraine Policare. He was preceded in death by his father; his first wife, Rosalie Policare Olshavsky, who passed away October 1997; and a stepson, Michael Castle.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children,
1645 W. 8th St., Erie, PA 16505-5097.

Calling hours:
5 to 7 p.m. today (4-27-11) in JOHN FLYNN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY Inc.,
2630 E. State St., Hermitage.

Memorial service at 11:30 a.m. Thursday (4-28-11) in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Charles Murcko, retired priest, officiating. Full military honors will be rendered by Sharon Honor Guard.

Cremation followed by burial at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Hermitage.

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Born: June 1, 1947

Place of Birth: Sharon, PA

Death: April 23, 2011

Place of Death: Pittsburgh, PA

Occupation: Maintenance for Mercer School District

Anne (Ammon)Castle, Spouse

Dorothy (Plawky) Olshavsky, Mother

Marie J. Pilon, Daughter

Michael J. Olshavsky Jr., Son

Judy Havrilla, Sister

Jayson Castle, Step-Son

David 'Rod' Castle, Step-Son

Tiffany Castle, Step-Daughter

Emily Castle, Step-Daughter

Cole Olshavsky, Grandchild

Mason Olshavsky, Grandchild

Chase Olshavsky, Grandchild

Ian Pilon, Grandchild

Landon Pilon, Grandchild

Three Nephews

Three Nieces

10 Step-Grandchildren

Michael Olshavsky, Father

Rosalie (Policare) Olshavsky, First Wife

Michael Castle, Step-Son

Memorial donations may be made to:
Shriner's Children Hospital

This memorial provided by:
John Flynn Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc
Hermitage, PA