Eric Olson of 1450 Whitney Ave., Hamden, and formerly of Rockwood Rd., Hamden died Friday, July 23, 2004 at Yale New Haven Hospital. He was the husband for 55 years of the late Ellen Anderson Olson. He was born in Varberg, Sweden on February 22, 1919, son of the late Arthur Olaf Helge and Anna Johansson Olson and was a resident of Hamden for the past 48 years. Mr. Olson was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army Engineer Corp. during WW II, in England, France, Germany and Holland. He received the Good Conduct Metal, The American Theater Campaion Ribbon, and The European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon Victory Metal. He was the owner of the Annex Flooring Co. of New Haven and later he was employed as a Custodian for the Town of Hamden, Board of Education. Mr. Olson was a member of Bethesda Lutheran Church and the VASA Order of America. He is survived by a son Karl and his wife, Nancy Olson of Hamden, daughters, Barbara and her husband, David Johnson of Hamden and Sharon Langevin of Morris CT, sisters, Doris Hentz of Hamden and Harriet and her husband, Sven Ljunggren of North Branford. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren, Christopher and Russell Olson, Kristian, Michael, Matthew, Daniel and Anna Johnson and Nicholas Langevin. Funeral Service will be Tuesday, July 27th at 11:00 a.m. at the Bethesda Lutheran Church, 305 St. Ronan St., New Haven. Interment will be in Beaverdale Memorial Park. Friends may call at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden Monday from 4-8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Bethesda Lutheran Church.

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  1. Barb, Sharon and Carl, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I remember your parents visiting us when we worked at Friendly\’s and how encouraging they always were.

  2. Barbara, So sorry to hear about the loss of your father. This has been a difficult year for you. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  3. Dear Karl, Barbara, and Sharon, We\’re sorry we can\’t be there today, but we wanted to let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Uncle Eric was always such a kind, gentle presence in my childhood, and I\’m glad that we got to share Gwen with him when we did. We can all hope to have such good company in our last days as he did. \’m sure that he and Auntie Ellen are happy to be reunited now. With love, Wendy, Andy, and Gwen

  4. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. This year has been very difficult for you. It was good to meet your sister last week and have a chat.

  5. Our prayers are with you at this time of your loss. Find comfort in knowing that your loved one is now with our Lord.

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