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
    Derek Ressler lit a candle:
    Lit since July 20, 2016 at 7:42:15 PM

  • July 21, 2016
    Katie Lloyd says:
    My heart is with you all at this difficult time. Her light will always shine and both of you girls have her same smile! She lives and loves on through you.

  • July 21, 2016
    Lori Young says:
    So sorry to hear about the loss of your mom and grandmother. She was a wonderful person. She was my daughters teacher and always was a loving and caring person.My prayers and thought are with the family during this difficult time. God Bless you all

  • July 21, 2016
    Marlene Wrighr says:
    I am so sorry to learn of Cheryl's passing. She was a wonderful teacher that I had the pleasure of working with for so many years at Westfield. I called her friend and admired her dedication to all of her students. Her love of teaching was only surpassed by her love for her family. She will be so missed because she was so loved. My sympathy and prayers for healing. May time help mend your broken hearts.

  • July 22, 2016
    Mai Tyson says:
    So sorry for your loss. My prayers will be with you and your family.