IRVING: Donald R. Olmstead, Jr., 49, of Versailles Road, Irving, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, April 24th, at UPMC Hamot Medical Center, Erie, PA. He was born in Silver Creek on August 12, 1962, the son of the late Donald R. Olmstead, Sr. and Mary (Simpson) Sutter.
He worked as a Diesel Mechanic for Hauling Freight Lines, Angola, for 19 1/2 years. Mr. Olmstead was a past member of the “Woodcutters” Bowling Team at the former Forest Lanes Bowling Alley in Forestville. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, farm equipment, outdoor activities and spending time with his children & grandchildren.
Survivors include a daughter, Brandy L. Olmstead, a son, Joseph C. Olmstead, both of Irving, three sisters, Laurie Gallivan, of Silver Creek, Amy McCoy, of Fredonia, Angel Lutgen, of Sherman, a brother, Daniel (Kelly) Olmstead, of Forestville, a step brother, Gary Sutter, of Forestville, two step sisters, Diane (Jim) Andrews, of Erie, PA and Cindy (Chris) Parke, of Smith Mills. Also surviving are 3 grandchildren McKayla Ann Olmstead, Mason Olmstead and Joshua Guadagno, lifelong friend Sandra Mahle of Forestville and several cousins, nieces & nephews. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his step father William C. Sutter.
Friends are welcome to call at the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm, from where Funeral Services will be held Monday morning at 11 o’clock, with Rev. James D. Hankey, pastor of the Forestville United Methodist Church, officiating.
The family suggests memorial donations may be made either to the Silver Creek Fire Dept. Emergency & Rescue Squad, 162 Central Avenue, Silver Creek, NY 14136 or to Hanover Hose Co. #1 % Steve Peters, 11919 Hanover Road, Silver Creek, NY 14136. To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.