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Obituaries > OLSZEWSKI, LOUIS J.

Louis Joseph Olszewski, WW II U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant and beloved father, retired letter carrier and family member, formerly of Port Chester, New York died May 7, 2011 in San Jose, CA. Born on May 26, 1919 he bravely served his country from 1938 to 1945. As a member of the First Marine Raider Battalion, his unit – the Edson’s Raiders – received two coveted Presidential Unit Citations for their service on Guadalcanal and the Battle of Bloody Ridge. He joined the Postal Service and retired in 1980. Married on October 7, 1945, to Ida Ponterio (deceased), Louis and Ida moved to San Jose, CA in 1999. Beloved father of Robert Olszewski of San Jose and Lynn Dziekan of Texas, grandsons Todd and Scott, daughter-in-law Lorene, nephews, nieces, and many dear friends. Services will be held at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 16. Memorial Donations can be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation.