North Greenbush - Carl Helmer Olson, 83, died Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at Van Rensselaer Manor. Born in Yonkers, NY he was the son of the late Charles and Alice (Anderson) Olson.
Carl was a union carpenter for 25 years in NYC with local 157. He was a lover of the beach and considered it his happy place. Carl enjoyed exercising and was avid bodybuilder into his later years. Younger guys at the gym called him “killer” but his grandkids called him “dadpa”.
Carl is survived by his children, Alice M. Olson of Poughkeepsie and Peter C. (Edna) Olson of Stephentown; ex-wife Janice (Michelle) Viola: his grandchildren Sydney, Taylor, Kyle and Hayden MacMillan, Sadie (Will) Murphy and Christie, Charlie, Anna and Jessy Olson; his sister June (the late Dwight) Damon and nieces Candace Damon and Inger (Greg) Armstrong. Carl was predeceased by his daughter Susan Grace MacMillan
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, February 3, 2019, at 5pm in the W. J. Lyons, Jr. Funeral Home, 1700 Washington Ave., Rensselaer. Relatives and friends are invited to call Sunday, at the funeral home beginning at 2pm.
Those who wish may send memorial contributions to Community Hospice, Gift Processing Center, 310 S. Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12208.