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Patricia A. Olson, 89

February 25, 2021

Patricia A. (Welsh) Olson, 89, of St. Anne’s Retirement Community, passed away into eternal rest on February 25, 2021 at Lancaster General Hospital.

Born May 24, 1931 in Lancaster to the late William L. & Mary M. Welsh. She was a graduate of Lancaster Catholic High School, class of 1949.

She was the wife of the late Harlan T. Olson for 52 years.

She worked several years at the Lancaster County Court House and worked as a legal secretary for Blakinger, Byler and Thomas Law Offices.

She was a lifelong parishioner of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Lancaster. Throughout the years she was a volunteer at the church in many capacities.

She was an avid reader, accomplished cook, skilled seamstress, enjoyed needlepoint and for many years played in a monthly card club. She was a past member of St. Phillip’s Guys & Dolls enjoying many trips and shows.

Surviving are her daughters, Karen L. Groff and Cynthia M. Plauger, both of Lancaster, her son William N. Olson, husband of Mary Roda of Lancaster, 6 grandchildren; Heather A. Williamson, Summer L. Mitchell, Natalie K. Groff, Megan, Alaina and Erin Olson, 5 great grandchildren; Janel, Justin & Javon Mitchell, Lamar & Taysean Pearson & one great great grandchild; Ava Mitchell.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11AM on Friday, March 5, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 440 St. Joseph St, Lancaster, PA 17603. Interment will follow in St. Joseph’s New Catholic Cemetery. If attending, please abide by CDC Guidelines by wearing a mask and practicing social distancing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lancaster Catholic High School, 650 Juliette Ave, Lancaster, PA 17601.

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Condolences to the Family

March 02, 2021

I always wish I could have done better by you
Ken

March 02, 2021

Dear Bill an Mary, so sorry  that your mom an mother-in-law passed. Pat was a sweet person as I remember her well. Keeping all of you in my prayers. God Bless all of you. Love an hugs, Aunt Fancy

March 02, 2021

I was saddened to read of Pat’s passing.  She was a very nice lady and always so pleasant.  My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Barry Solodky

Services
Friday, March 05, 2021
11:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
440 St. Joseph St.
Lancaster, PA
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