Francis S. “Oz” Olczak, 80 of Washington formerly of Prosperity & Freeport Pa. died Friday-April 10, 2015 at the Donnell House after a lengthy illness. He was born July 10, 1934 in Freeport the son of the late Stanley J. and Mildred M. Lepkowski Olczak. Mr. Olczak was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church. He was employed as a bus driver for Suburban Lines in Washington and was also employed for the Port Authority of Allegheny County from where he retired. Mr. Olczak was a 4H Leader, raised and showed horses at the County Fair and at the Pennsylvania Horse Show. He also enjoyed jigsaw puzzles and completing Sudoku. Mr. Olczak enjoyed his family to the fullest. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. His family meant everything to him. He was a Golden Hoofs 4H Club Leader and was a member of the American Legion Edwin Scott Linton Post #175.
Mr. Olczak served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. He received the National Defense Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal and the Korean Service Medal.
On September 8, 1962 he married Patricia Chelko who survives. Also surviving are two daughters; Virginia (William) Sprowls of Washington & Laura Olczak of Canal Winchester, Ohio, five sisters; Mary Ann (Martin) Hoffman of Freeport, Helen (Rich) King of South Carolina, Annamae Lesko of Apollo, Mildred Phillippi of Sarver & Catherine Dombrowski of Virginia, two grandchildren; Zachery Sprowls and Brendon Sprowls, along with several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received on Monday-April 13, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in the Warco-Falvo Funeral Home, Inc. Wilson at E. Katherine Avenues, Washington, S.Timothy Warco, supervisor/director, Susan Falvo Warco, director, S. TimothyWarco II, director. A prayer service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday-April 14, 2015 in the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church with Rev. William P. Feeney as celebrant. Entombment will follow in Woodruff Memorial Park Mausoleum. Full military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Edwin Scott Linton Post #175 and the United States Marine Corps.