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Howard-Quattlebaum Funeral, Cremation and Event Center

754 Us Highway 1, North Palm Beach, FL

OBITUARY

Edwin J. Olowin Jr.

September 10, 1948July 27, 2020
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Edwin J. Olowin, Jr., age 71, from Erie, PA, went to be with his Lord Jesus on July 27, 2020. He is survived by his brother, Michael Olowin, sister-in-law, Lila Olowin, Goddaughter, Amanda Olowin, nephew, Christopher Olowin and niece, Teresa Olowin.

Edwin and his parents moved to Florida in 1952. Since then, he had always called Florida his home. As a child, he attended St. Francis Catholic School in Riviera Beach, and then attended Cardinal Newman High School and graduated class of 1966. From there, he attended the University of Florida where he attained a degree in Pharmacy. While there, he was an active member of Blue Key. After graduation, he worked as the hospital pharmacist at Shands Hospital for over a decade. Later he worked at Eckerd Drugs/CVS for over 30 years. During the past few years, he was a pharmacist at Okeechobee Drugs.

Edwin was an active member of the Jaycees for several decades, where he received the highest rank of honor as a Jaycee Senator. Over the past 18 years, he was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 4999 and past Grand Knight. He was an active member, always helping with Bingo, Dinner Dances, Breakfasts, Fundraisers, Scholarships and any and everything that needed to be done. Ed was the one who always volunteered to show up and help first!

Edwin was truly a good and faithful servant of our Lord Jesus Christ. He was very active in his church. At St. Patrick Catholic Church, he was a religious education teacher for 14 years, where he taught catechism classes for students in preparation for Confirmation. He was always helping at the church in any way he could; from serving as a lector, or an usher to organizing a pancake breakfast for the youth choir or volunteering for the church golf tournament. He also helped annually at the St. Francis Church flea market. Edwin was always there to help a friend or a family member with anything they needed. He was the embodiment of a perfect “gentleman” and a “true friend” to all he met.

He especially loved his family. Spending time at breakfast with his family after mass on Sunday and sharing holidays, special occasions and attending events with his family were the most special times for him! He was always encouraging his niece and nephew to follow their dreams and gently reminded them of the importance of hard work and studying while in school.

Faith and family were the center of his life. Everyone who knew him was better off for having him in their lives. His kindness, generosity, loving spirit and deep faith that he shared with all, are the beautiful legacy that he leaves behind.

Visitation for Edwin will be held at the Howard-Quattlebaum Funeral Cremation and Event Center, 754 US Highway 1, North Palm Beach, FL 33408 on Thursday, August 6th from 4-6 pm, with a prayer service at 5:30 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, August 7th at 10:30 am at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 13591 Prosperity Farms Road, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410. A Burial will follow the Mass at Royal Palm Memorial Gardens, 5601 Greenwood Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407.

Services

6 August

Visitation

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Howard-Quattlebaum Funeral Cremation and Event Center

754 Us Highway 1
North Palm Beach, FL 33408

7 August

Committal Service

12:00 pm - 12:15 pm

Royal Palm Memorial Gardens

5601 GREENWOOD AVE
WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33407

Memories

Edwin J. Olowin Jr.

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Angie Kemp

August 4, 2020

I enjoyed working with Ed he was always happy and always made us smile and laugh. There was never a dull moment when he was around.. We are gonna miss him

Eva Coriano De Perez

August 4, 2020

Our deepest condolences to the family.
We met Ed briefly this past December, we were delighted to have spent some time with him. He was kind, polite and an extremely good person, a true Christian. He loved his family and they adored him. Everyone that had the privilege of knowing him, will miss him deeply. He is blessed for his eyes have seen the glory of the kingdom of the Lord. With love, Eva and Victor.

John Stead

August 3, 2020

Edwin and I have been friends since our school days at St. Frances Elementary & Cardinal Newman High School. We always reminisced about the good old days. RIP my friend.

Diane Webster

August 2, 2020

I met Ed when he applied to become a member of Monet Acres a few years ago. He lived across the street and became a friend as well as a good neighbor. Sometimes, I would invite him over for dinner he was good for my ego as he always praised my meals. I think this may have been, because he didn't cook . Ed also helped me with trimming of several of my large plantings. We liked coffee on the patio and sharing the plans of the day. I sure do miss Ed but I know I am enriched because of his friendship.


Joseph Fernando

July 31, 2020

Joseph Fernando

July 31, 2020

Joseph Fernando

July 31, 2020

Michael Perfetto

July 31, 2020

My deepest sympathy to the family.
Ed made us feel welcome at our new home in Florida. Ed was a true gentleman. He always made time and was concerned for all, never put himself first. We only know Ed a few years but we will miss him dearly.

God bless him.

Michael and Nancy Perfetto

Nancy Rehner

July 30, 2020

I met Ed through Roberta the first time when I came down to Florida to see a performance she was in at PBA. As usual, Ed attended and he took us to dinner afterwards - which was so very lovely and thoughtful of him. I continued to have conversations with him each time I flew back down to Florida and he was a genuinely great person. I’m very glad that I had the opportunity to share time with him and many conversations at St. Pat’s.

My sincere sympathy.
Nancy Rehner

Roberta Rehner

July 30, 2020

My deepest sympathy. Ed was such a loyal friend and good man. I will never forget working with him on concerts and teaching religious education together. He always talked to me about Teresa and Christopher and how proud he was of them. He will be missed.

Love
Roberta Rehner

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