Cheryl Ann Olsen

March 22, 1951 - July 18, 2016
Cheryl Ann Olsen

Cheryl Ann Olsen 65, of Dunkirk, NY passed away Monday July 18, 2016 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter in Wilmington, NC.

Born in Dunkirk, NY on March 22, 1951 the daughter of the late Stanley and Virginia Kwasniewski Zboch. She was a retired teacher who started teaching at Holy Trinity in Dunkirk, NY and spent the majority of her career at Westfield Academy & Central School in Westfield, NY. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.

Surviving are her daughters Kelly R. Horton and husband Bret of Fuquay Varina, NC and Lindsay N. Smith and husband Brennan of Hampstead, NC. Also, her former husband and caregiver Glenn Olsen, sisters Bonnie Schneider and husband Melvin of Dunkirk, NY and Deborah Gumkowski of Akron, NY. Three grandchildren Wyatt Horton, Lyanna and Brody Smith, as well as nieces and nephews also survive.

The family will greet friends 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM Friday, August 19, 2016 at McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home; 736 Central Avenue, Dunkirk, NY.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, August 20, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish; 328 Washington Avenue, Dunkirk, NY

The family would like memorials directed to the Duke ALS Clinic, 932 Morreene Rd, Durham, NC 27705.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099


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  • July 20, 2016
    Pam Rable says:
    Your Mom always greeted me with her infectious smile and hug like I was a member of the family. Inspite of her illness she lived and loved her precious family. What a sweet lady.

  • July 20, 2016
    Chris and Danny (Jr) Thies says:
    Sending our deepest condolences to the family. We are so sorry for your loss.

  • July 20, 2016
    Ashleigh Law says:
    So sorry for your loss. Your mother was a truly wonderful woman. She will be greatly missed.

  • July 20, 2016
    Cathy Supple says:
    So sorry for your loss. Your mom was a special lady and will always hold a special place in your heart. I was honored to have known her. She will be missed.

  • July 20, 2016
    Michael Putney says:
    We are so sorry for your loss. It was truly an honor to have worked with your mom at Westfield. She cared about each student like they were her own. God Bless Michael and Melissa Putney