John Olson

March 25, 1971November 1, 2018
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John David Olson, age 47 of McCandless Township, formerly of Munhall, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, November 1, 2018. He was the loving husband of 20 years to Tammy (Osche) Olson; devoted and proud father of Jarod; brother of Charles (Becky), Timothy (Amy), Jean (Stephen) Fenner, Thomas; God Son of Grace and the late William Schuetz; son-in-law of Bill and Margie Osche; brother-in-law of Timothy (Carrie) and Michael (Susanne) and survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents Charles and Marilyn Olson. Family and friends will be received Sunday & Monday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the H.P. Brandt Funeral Home, Inc., 1032 Perry Highway, Ross Township, (412-364-4444). Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10 AM in St. Teresa of Avila Church. Memorial donations may be made to the continued support of education for John's son, Jarod, as he progresses in his life. Condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Sunday, November 4, 2018
  • Visitation Monday, November 5, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, November 6, 2018

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Nick Wytiaz

November 8, 2018


My deepest sympathies to you and your family during this difficult time. When I heard of John's passing, I was initially saddened but, then, immediately remembered that it was 11/1, the Feast of All Saints. I pray that John will be quickly received into the Kingdom of Heaven, where he can join with all the Saints and angels, free from all pain and suffering , living forever with our Lord. May God bless you, your family, and John.

Nick Wytiaz

Mr. Mrs. Coopie

November 7, 2018

To Olson Family...we were saddened to read about Johnnys' passing. We will always see him running around James St and Woodlawn Ave with his "superman" cape on. It was a great time for the neighborhood back then. God bless all of you, Chuckie, Tim, Jeannie, Tommy.

Mr. and Mrs. Coopie

Brian Loosz

November 6, 2018

John Olson was one of the most genuinely all around good people to ever walk the Earth. We got reconnected at our 20th HS reunion to at least stay in touch via texts, emails and Christmas cards but were very close back in our elementary and high school days. I lit a candle for him at Church this past Sunday for All Saint's day. He was the closest to a saint of any of us from our school crew. My heart aches for Tammy and Jarod. But especially for John because I know he didn't want to leave his family. But I know this. The Lord welcomed him to heaven and said, "Well done, good and faithful servant. Welcome to Paradise" The world has lost a beautiful soul. RIP my friend.


November 4, 2018

To the Family of John, I am so sorry for your loss; I wish to extend to you my condolences.
As former Lucent employee, I knew John but never worked with him or for him when he made management.
He was a great guy.

Renee Simkins

November 4, 2018

This picture is from our wedding in 1999. I've know Tammy since kindergarten. She found a good man when she found John. So nice and kind with a beautiful smile. He will be truly missed.

Dan and Renee Simkins

Robin Valocik-Fichter

November 4, 2018

Danielle Daley

November 3, 2018

John was such a funny friend, not to mention very kind! When our group hung out in high school, there was never a time John didn’t make everyone laugh! We used to refer to him as “Johnnie O”. I was also on that trip to ocean city and we all had such a great time!

Hollie Farren

November 2, 2018

In 1989 after we graduated from high school, 10 of us went on a vacation to Ocean City. 9 girls and John. That vacation was one of the best times of my life. Walking the boardwalk with John calling me "mom" making the passerbys give me a funny look is forever etched in my heart. He could always make me laugh. I am so thankful he was my friend.