John G. Olenar, Sr.

December 8, 1948 - December 18, 2019
John G. Olenar, Sr.

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John G. Olenar, Sr., 71, of St. Clairsville, OH died Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at Cumberland Point Nursing Home, St. Clairsville.

He was born December 8, 1948 in Martins Ferry, OH, a son of the late John Samuel and Caroline Malizia Olenar.

John was Clerical Worker of the former Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corporation, attended Calvary Presbyterian Church, and was a U.S. Air Force Veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Carol M. Bell Olenar of St. Clairsville; a son, John Gregory (Anna) Olenar of Greensboro, NC; a daughter, Lana (Mark) Harding of St. Clairsville; nine grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Cheryl (Tom) Humphrey of St. Clairsville; a brother-in-law, Chuck Bell of Belmont, OH; a niece, Cindy Cottage; three nephews, Jeff Kerns, Chuck Bell, Jr. and Davey Bell.

Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 4 pm at Calvary Presbyterian Church with Rev. Terry Lucarelli officiating.

Arrangements by Care Funeral & Cremations Specialist, St. Clairsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association by going to “”

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  • December 20, 2019
    Cheryl J Skinner,Tri-State Military Museum says:
    May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of John G. Olenar, Sr., give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Air Force Veteran, John G. Olenar, Sr., is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

  • December 20, 2019
    Lane & Susan Land says:
    Greg, We hope that our Lord brings you and your family the much-needed peace during this sad time. Our condolences to you and your family.

  • December 20, 2019
    Terry & Lori Ackerman says:
    Dear Carol, Our sincere condolences for your loss of John. May God bless you and comfort you. You are in our prayers.

  • December 22, 2019
    Bill and Vicki Kuthy says:
    Our sincere condolences, we’re terribly sorry for your loss .

  • December 22, 2019
    Rich & Peggy Padyjasek says:
    So sorry to hear about Johns passing. He was such a great guy. Always fun to be around, always had a smile on his face. Sending prayers Carol and family❤️