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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  • July 20, 2016
    Tim & Cathy says:
    We are shocked, but also know that you Lindsey cared for her every second of everyday. You are blessed to have your Mom here to see your second child, always know that she is smiling down upon you and is so proud of who you are and of who you have become. I'm sorry I never met her because she sure deserves a lot of thanks for raising you to become the amazing daughter that you are. Tim & Cathy

  • July 20, 2016
    Cynthia Meegan says:
    We are so sorry for your loss of a wonderful Mom, Grandmother, and friend. She had a special way about her that made you feel so comfortable and loved. Hugs and special thoughts to all of you during this very sad time. Cindy, Tim, and Kaitlyn Meegan

  • July 20, 2016
    Lisa Shea says:
    Thinking of you all during this heartbreaking time. I only met her a few times but her love for you all was abundant! Love you! Lisa

  • July 20, 2016
    Janice Russo says:
    Kelly and family, So sorry to hear of Her Passing. Prayers for her family and friends.

  • July 20, 2016
    Becky Reynolds says:
    I so enjoyed my friendship with Cheryl while we worked together at WACS. She was my sons teacher and we shared many laughs and "frustrations" over him. She will be missed.