Olev Allikmaa

Olev Allikmaa Sr.


Olev Allikmaa, Sr., went to heaven to dance with his beloved Ana early Saturday morning, March 19, 2011. Olev was born on December 25,1938 in Kuressaare, Estonia. He grew up in Germany during the war with his family. He was a gymnast on the pre-Olympic men's team, played volleyball, and was an avid soccer player. He met and then married Ana in 1960. In 1962, they boarded a plane and headed to the states. Olev settled in Philadelphia with his wife, Ana . There he worked as a machinist and started his family. In 1967, they moved to Manahawkin where he was an active member of the community. In the 70's, he helped start a men's soccer league, coached youth soccer, was one of the founders of the Stafford Soccer Club, was part of the effort to create space for soccer fields for the children in the community, and was a member of the Lion's Club for over 30 years.

Olev was predeceased by his wife, Ana in 2009. Survived by a brother, Endel and wife Linda in Estonia and his sister, Maria in Germany, and extended family in Philadelphia and Europe; daughter, Adrienne Gilman, husband Douglas; son, Olev Allikmaa Jr., wife Allison, Manahawkin; grandchildren, Aaron, Ayla & Aedan Gilman, Amanda & Eric Allikmaa, and Kelly & Jennifer Fay. Olev and Ana enjoyed dancing, laughing, and traveling. He was kind, gentle, and admired by many for his strength, work ethic and volunteer projects. Pop, your family and friends will ALWAYS remember you. You're a CLASS ACT, and will be greatly missed.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be Thursday, 11:00AM at St. Mary of The Pines Church 100 Bishop Lane, Manahawkin, NJ. Burial will follow in Saint Mary's Cemetery , Manahawkin, NJ. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 3:00 PM until 6:00PM at the Thos L. Shinn Funeral Home 10 Hilliard Dr. Manahawkin, NJ 08050. Condolences may be sent to: www.shinnfuneral


  • Visitation Wednesday, March 23, 2011
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 24, 2011

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Bill & Donna Welch

April 11, 2011

We were so sorry to hear about the loss of such a wonderful man. Our sympathy goes out to the family. Olev will be greatly missed but now he is in heaven with his beloved wife, Ana. They both left behind great memories for us.

Lorene Gilman

March 26, 2011

With deepest sympathy, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sheri Dubey

March 25, 2011

Memories of Mr. Allikmaa bring me back to my fun-filled childhood soccer days, where he was the ever-smiling super-happy soccer expert. So sad to hear of his passing. My deepest sympathies to Ollie, Adrienne and their families.
Sheri (Byrnes) Dubey and family

Liz Harrigle

March 23, 2011

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We are praying for you.

Tim and Liz Harrigle

Heidi Hunter- Latessa

March 23, 2011

Olev so sorry for your loss may your memories of him stay in your heart forever my thoughts and prayers to you and your family during this sad time

March 23, 2011

My prayers to Adreinne and Olie and their familes. I'm so sorry for your loss, we did not know about your Mom back in 2009. I will always remember his happy and smiling face and what he did for Stafford Soccer. Nori Byrnes

Charlene Opauski

March 22, 2011

Olev... I am very sorry for the loss of your dad.. I did't know him personally but I am sure he was a great man, he raised a great son.. Prayers are with you and your family at this time of need..

John Atzert

March 22, 2011

Pop I can't even begin to express what you meant to me. You are the closest person that I had as a father figure. I thank you for all the time you spent with me and included me in family events. Losing you has taken away a part of me. You are truly going to be missed. Enjoy your reunion with mama. Thank you for everything. Rest in peace.

March 22, 2011

You are in our prayers in this time of sorrow.Ollie will always be remembered when we are at the soccer fields. Marilyn Wheaton Limosnero Manahawkin

Dawn Elmo

March 22, 2011

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.