POLAND – A prayer service will be held Monday at 9:15 a.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Poland Chapel, Rt. 224, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Dominic’s Catholic Church for Mr. Garrett L. Oles, 83, who died Wednesday morning at St. Mary’s Alzheimer’s Center in Columbiana.
He was born Jan. 3, 1935, in Youngstown, a son of Paul and Marion (Tokoly) Olsavsky.
Gary was a 1952 graduate of Ursuline High School and a 1965 graduate of Youngstown State University which took him 11 years of night school. He had worked for LTV Steel and subsidiaries for 42 years as a Financial Controller retiring in 1998.
Gary was a member of the church, it’s Cursillo and the Infant of Prague Society. He volunteered for the Meals on Wheels, Habitat for Humanity and was the Cub Master for Pack 24.
Gary married Peggy (Marsh) in 1956 at St. Patrick’s Church in Youngstown and she died Jan. 1, 2001.
He is survived by his 2nd wife, Joan Lyden McCarthy Oles; his four children, Mark L. (Barbara) Oles of Poland, Mary Jude (Ralph) Naples Jr. of Liberty, Suzanne (Jim) Reese of Cincinnati and Paul (Andrea) Oles of Cleveland: seven grandchildren, Mark A. (Sarah) Oles, Elizabeth (Ken) Smith, Nicholas (Nichole) Oles, Christina (Scott) Denham, Allison and Ralph III Naples and Jacob Reese; two great-grandchildren, Declan and Estella Smith; his two sisters, Alice Reardon of McDonald and Virginia Cooley of Cleveland and his sister-in-law Nancy Olsavsky; his six step-children, Kathleen (Don) Gibson, John V. (Janet) McCarthy, Mark (Polly) McCarthy, Sheila (Dr. John) Fassler, Patrick (Julie) McCarthy and Maureen (Brian) Rable; 17 step-grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents; his 1st wife, Peggy; his brother, Donald Olsavsky; his two brothers-in-law, James Reardon and Dick Cooley. Family and friends may call on Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Gary to St. Dominic’s Church, 77 E. Lucius Ave., Youngstown, OH 44507; Cardinal Mooney High School, 2545 Erie Street, Youngstown, OH 44507; or Alzheimer’s Association for Research, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601.
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