Eugene Avery Olsen, 84, of Bloomville, passed away on Nov. 14, 2021, peacefully in his sleep.
Geno spent most of his life in the Bloomville area, where as a boy he mowed lawns for 25 cents each, and as a young man worked with his father installing the first TV cables in the area. He later became a butcher and then, as he liked to joke - a “wood butcher” doing carpentry work. He built his own home in Bloomville “on the hill.” He loved to work and wouldn’t quit, even as he struggled with dementia. He was very proud of his service in the National Guard and took great pride in the Flag.
Geno loved being outdoors in the woods hunting, fishing, trapping, and raising and showing dogs. He enjoyed telling his hunting stories to anyone who would listen. More than anything he enjoyed spending time with his wife and his beloved dog Sophie. He was known for his kind heart and playful humor. Loved by all who knew him, Geno will be greatly missed.
He was predeceased by his parents Otto and Adelia Olsen, sister Avis Miller; brothers Otto Jr., Fred and Melvin Olsen; brother-in-law Chuck Miller; sisters-in-law Jackie Larocque and Judy Hughes.
Geno is survived by his wife Marilyn Olsen; daughters Karen (Tina) Olsen, Kathy Olsen, Sandy (Robert) Olsen-Swart, Nancy Olsen, and their mother Bonnie Holley; grandchildren Billie Jo Mayle, Jason (Jackie) Olsen, Nathan (Kayla) Stewart, Teresa Stewart and Makayla Swart; and several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and grand-nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his in-laws Floyd Miller, Melanie Snyder, Kathleen Rawles and special sisters and brother-in-law Linda and Carl Davidson and Deb Olsen; and last but not least, Geno is survived by his dog, Sophie.
A celebration of Geno’s life will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Bloomville Fire Hall.
Visit www.macarthurfh.com to share a condolence with the Olsen family.