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Dennis Olson

February 6, 1947 — October 4, 2023

Dennis J. Olson, 76, of Chambersburg, passed away from natural causes on Wednesday, October 4, 2023 in his home. Born on February 6, 1947 in Chambersburg, he was a son of the late Tillman Olson Jr. and Joan E. Chamberlain.

Following the death of his father, Dennis, his mother and two younger brothers moved to England where he lived for about 15 years. He was a pupil at Chesterton School in Cambridge. In April 1967 he completed an approved 5 year Apprenticeship in the craft of Carpentry & Joinery with Sindalls in Cambridge. After returning to the States he worked for Ty Construction, Chambersburg using his Carpentry qualifications for 35 plus years. Carpentry was his profession and passion.

He was a member of the Marine Corps League, Burt J. Asper American Legion, Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599, Hume McNeal Byers Amvets Post 224, and Veterans of Vietnam Post 41.

He was a loving father to two children, Denise A. Ranford and Wayne Olson, grandad to Amy Ranford, and great-grandad to, Millie and Daisy, all living in England. He is also survived by nieces Penny Olson and JoAnna Boock and nephews Bradley and Darren Olson; as well as an Aunt, Uncles and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Brian M. and William C. Olson, and his companion, Marian Holmes.

Per his wishes, no formal services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home Inc.

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