Joe Olian

March 25, 1944January 29, 2018

Joseph “Joe” Bert Olian, 73, passed away January 29, 2018, in Dallas, Texas, after a long (but strong) battle with Alzheimer’s. Joe was born March 25, 1944 in Bryan College Station, to Edward and Tiby Olian. Joe graduated from his beloved alma matter, The University of Texas in 1975, where he made numerous, deep, friendships - including his fraternal brothers of Tau Delta Phi. After college Joe went on to serve in the Texas National Guard. Joe worked for many years, across numerous facets of the beverage industry – with the pinnacle of his career being his time spent as Vice President of Sales at Snapple – where he was known by his coworkers for his kind and gregarious demeanor. The highlight of Joe’s life were his friends and family – from his immediate family, to his numerous cousins, extending on to friends who he viewed as family – with his immense love for those around him being what he will be most known and remembered for. Joe is survived by his children, Jennifer Olian and Meredith Teplin (Olian), his ex-wife Maggi Olian, his brother Maurice Olian and his cousin (who’s like a sister) Sondra Slade. He is preceded in death by his parents Edward and Tiby Olian and his beloved uncle, Phil Olian. Services will be held Wednesday January 31 at 12:30 pm at Temple Emanu-El, in Dallas. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Dallas or the North Texas Food Bank.


  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, January 31, 2018

  • Committal Service

    Wednesday, January 31, 2018


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February 1, 2018

Joe was the quintessential good person. My sincerest condolences to Mo and the rest of Joe's family. TDPhi!

Jay Kanter

January 31, 2018

Wish we were able to attend the funeral, but were not. We had many memorable experiences in life with Joe throughout college and will always remember him as a fun loving, sincere friend. His cahrm and presence wil certainly be missed.

Our love,
Ileene and Lew Levitan

Mahvash Armand

January 29, 2018

We were deeply saddened by the news of joe passing. There are not enough words to express our sorrow, please accept our deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences. We hope memories of his unconditional love and kindness will give you strength. We are certain Joe is looking down with a big smile and he is very proud of his family and specially his two strong, beautiful and kind daughters. He knows they will carry his name making the world a more loving and peaceful place.
Ahmad and Mahvash Armand


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