In New Haven, March 23, 2004, Lowell E. Olson, M.D., 75, husband of Barbara Dewey Olson of River Rd., North Haven. Born in Anamoose, North Dakota on July 17, 1928, he was the son of the late Clarence and Mary Fleming Olson. He received a Bachelor's Degree from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN and entered the Yale University School of Medicine in 1950. Lowell served his Internship and Residency at Yale - New Haven Hospital, followed by a tour of duty in the U.S. Navy where he served in both Operation Dewline and Operation Deep Freeze II as the medical officer aboard the U.S.S. Staten Island AGB-5 and where he attained the rank of Lt. Commander. In 1962 he spent a year in London, England at Chelsea Hospital For Women, Guy's Hospital and Hammersmith Hospital as well as the University of London, under the Kennedy Travel Fellowship in endocrinology and infertility. He became Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology with a specialty in Infertility in 1966. Lowell entered private practice in 1965 with his partners Irving Friedman and Paul Molumphy, retiring in 1998. During his time in private practice, he also served on the faculty of the Yale Medical School Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology as a clinical professor. He was a member of: The American Medical Assoc., The Connecticut State Medical Society, the New Haven County Medical Assoc., The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and The American, Canadian and New Haven Fertility Societies. Lowell authored many scientific studies published in various Medical Journals. He was dedicated to the practice of medicine and devoted to his family and friends. Besides his wife of 52 years, Barbara, he is survived by two daughters, Kristi Marciano and her husband, Lawrence, of Storrs, CT, Kari Olson of Ashford, CT and their dear friend, Michael Tulman, two brothers, Robert Olson of McAllen, TX and Gary Olson of Vista, CA. He was the beloved grandfather of Heather and David Varle, Lauren, Nicolas, Tyler and Joshua Marciano and great-grandfather of Ryan Schub. He was predeceased by a sister, Mary Jean Olson. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. A Memorial service will be held at the Church of the Redeemer, Whitney Ave. at Cold Spring St., New Haven, on Tuesday, March 30th at 1:00 P.M. Arrangements with BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE., HAMDEN. Memorial contributions may be sent to Yale University, Class of 1954 Memorial Scholarship Fund, Office of Development, Yale University School of Medicine, P.O. Box 2038, New Haven, CT 06521-2038, Attn: Crystal Neuhauser.

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  1. Dear Barbara and family You have my deepest sympathy on the loss of Lowell. I treasure the memories of working with him as a midwife in the practice. I loved his dry sense of humour and admired his skill as he worked so hard to help patients with infertility problems. They all loved him. May you be comforted to know that he brought happiness to many. Please know that you are in John and my prayers at this sad time.

  2. Dear Barbara, Kristi and Kari, A heartfelt condolence to you and the rest of the family. Lowell was a wise, compassionate, and caring physician — a model to be emulated— and a great person.My thoughts are with you. Irwin

  3. Dear Mrs. Olson and Family, I was a patient of Dr. Olson\’s until he retired. He was the most wonderful and thorough doctor and I always felt safe and secure in his care. I have missed him since his retirement and will remember him so very fondly. My thoughts are with all of you.

  4. I will always remember his wit and patience while in labor (even though, at the time, it wasn\’t appreciated).. My son is now almost 18 and when I tell him the story of my pregancy and his birth, I always mention Dr Olson, not because he was just a dr… he was compassionate when he had to be and matter of fact when he had to be… babies and women were his business and he will be sorely missed… his dedication to women and their infertility issues were paramount in his life…. I know I will miss seeing him at Stop and Shop shopping away.. He was truly a wonderful man. Joanne Thompson

  5. It was a sad day for me when I learned that Dr. Olson was retiring from practice.I couldn\’t bear the thought of having to find another Doctor.He always answered your questions, always had a little story to tell during an office visit and never failed to return a phone call no matter how late it was.I credit him with helping me through infertility problems. He delivered both of my sons and for that I am eternally grateful. I share your sorrow. Sincerely, Marlene G. Spaner

  6. Just the other day I met Mrs.Smith(his nurse) and told her how much I missed Dr.Olson and to send him my regards.Dr Olson was always there for you. Never to busy to return a call.His kindness,caring,and concern will never be forgotten.It was a very special office and Dr\’s Friedman,Mulumphy, and Olson were a very SPECIAL breed of Dr\’s..When Dr Olson retired it was a very sad day but it was as he said time for his family.I am sure his family will cherish wonderful memories of a very special person……gail ressler

  7. My sincere sympathy to Dr Olson\’s family. I am an OB nurse and have known him since the early 1960\’s. I remember him as a caring physician, committed to his patients and profession. He was gentle and kindly to all. He is missed. Sincerely, Fran

  8. To the Olson family As a former patient of Dr. Olson\’s, I want to express my condolences on your sad loss Dr. Olson took care of me from 1976 until the day he retired. When he put me into Yale New Haven hospital for 8 weeks during a difficult pregnancy, he and Dr. Molumphy visited me every single day and the end result was 2 healthy, full term babies. He was so thorough and professional in every way, I must confess, I was upset at having to find another doctor, but appreciated his love for his family and varied interests. I hope that his retirement years were contented and fulfilling (no one deserved that more) and that you have wonderful memories to help you through this painful time. With very best wishes, Sylvia Ullman

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