Michael P. Olenick, 89, formerly of 155 Mary Street, Steubenville, passed away peacefully at the Willow hospice facility in Doylestown, PA, Thursday, August 10, 2017.
Fittingly, this facility is adjacent to one of his favorite sites: the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa.
He was born on January 30, 1928, in Weirton, WV, the son of the late Vincent and Dorothy Kubiak Olenick. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Dora J. Lulla, his brothers, Edmund, Casimir, Walter; and his three sisters, Sophie Pipinos, Mary Newman, and Laura Markowicz.
Mike was a master bricklayer, retiring after 41 years of building countless homes, additions, fireplaces and buildings in the tri-state area. He served his country during the Korean War in the United States Army on a frontline unit and was a member of the VFW. He was a longtime member of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church and was a regular adorer in the late evenings for Perpetual Adoration. He spent his retired years traveling about and visiting with his children and grandchildren. He resided for the past four years in Doylestown, PA with his son, daughter-in-law, grand and great grandchildren.
He is survived by his son, Michael A. and Brenda Olenick of Doylestown, PA; his daughter, Valerie J. Olenick and John Browning of Tucson, AZ; three grandchildren, Amy and Vinnie Paccapaniccia of Newtown, PA, Michael C. and Rachel Olenick of Doylestown, and Leah and Vince Pizii of Philadelphia; seven great-grandchildren, Julia, Claire and Nicolas Paccapaniccia, Chelsea and Vivian Olenick, Ethan and Emily Pizii; his brother, Frank of Weirton and sister, Anna Abramowicz of Charleston, WV.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, August 15, at the Mosti Funeral Home, 4435 Sunset Boulevard, Steubenville, OH 43953. The Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 425 N. Fourth Street, Steubenville, OH. Interment will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Steubenville, OH.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter Roman Catholic Church. Share tributes and memories with his family at http://www.mostifuneralhome.com.