Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory

4650 South Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA


Alex Patrick Olenic

August 6, 1917February 9, 2020
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Alex Patrick Olenic, 102, of Sandston, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 9, 2020.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Dillard Olenic; and his great-granddaughter, DeLana Skelly.

Alex worked as a “fixer” for American Tobacco Co. and was a dedicated member of Cool Spring Baptist Church. He served honorably in the United States Navy during WWII, even serving on the USS Hobson, which was a Gleaves-class destroyer. Alex was devoted to Christ and his family.

Left to cherish his memory are his children, Elsie Browning (Roy) and Alex P. Olenic (Carmen) Jr.; grandchildren, John P. Olenic, Celeste Zuch, Lisa Hare, Wendy Browning-Lynch, Lori Olenic; great-grandchildren, Alexander Zuch, Andrew Zuch, Catherine Zuch, Connor Zuch, Dalton Hare, Natalie Olenic, Alex Hare, Sara Olenic, Will Lynch, Parker Lynch, Grace Lynch; and siblings, Helen Olenic, John Olenic, Julia Welch, Annie Yanotty, George Olenic.


  • Visitation Friday, February 14, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 15, 2020
  • Interment Saturday, February 15, 2020


Alex Patrick Olenic

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Herb Melson

February 15, 2020

It was our honor to present the rifle volley for a fellow comrade in arms at Mr Olenic's graveside service. We at VFW Post 9808 color guard send our condolences to the family as they remembered the service to country of their loved one.