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Robert William Olmsted

April 20, 1928 ~ March 2, 2022 (age 93)


Robert William Olmsted, 93, formerly of Butler, passed away, Wednesday March 2, 2022, in Mt. Pleasant, SC.

Born April 20, 1928 in Columbus, OH, he was a son of the late Arthur George Olmsted and Anna Martha (Hafer) Olmsted.

Robert had a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Case Institute of Technology and had been the President of Magnetics, a division of Spang & Co., retiring in 1991.

He was a member of All Saints Parish, St. Conrad Roman Catholic Church.  He enjoyed collecting wine, listening to music, reading, gardening, and traveling in the United States and to Europe.

Surviving is his wife, Eleanor Mary (Blasko) Olmsted, whom he married March 6, 1961.

His children:  Robert A. (Kathy) Olmsted of Chanhassen, MN; Elizabeth (Alan) Davis of Missouri City, TX; Mary (Bob) Pokrzywa of Mt. Pleasant, SC; Susan (Adin Gilman) Olmsted of Greenfield, Mass; Kathryn (John Leggett) Olmsted of North Hero, VT.

A daughter-in-law, Pamela Olmsted of Fairhaven, Mass.

Grandchildren:  Mathew Olmsted and Douglas Olmsted of Chanhassen, MN; Robert Olmsted of Atlanta, GA; Eleanor Davis of Missouri City, TX; Joanne Pokrzywa of Atlanta, GA; Julia Pokrzywa of Pittsburgh, PA.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son Richard Olmsted, a brother and sister-in-law, John and Dorothy Olmsted, and his sister, Ann Watts.

Friends will be received at the Geibel Funeral Home, 201 East Cunningham Street, Butler, from 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm Wednesday.   A Blessing Service will be held on Thursday, at 10:00 am, at the Funeral Home.  The Rev. John Baver, will officiate.  Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Butler.

Due to Eleanor’s age and poor health she cannot travel, her family asks for written notes of condolence for her, please visit where that can be done.

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March 9, 2022

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Geibel Funeral Home
201 E Cunningham St
Butler, PA 16001

Blessing Service
March 10, 2022

10:00 AM
Geibel Funeral Home
201 E Cunningham St
Butler, PA 16001

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