February 22, 1919 ~ July 23, 2004
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.