John A. Olds, 97, of Sugar Grove, PA, passed away Monday evening, July 9, 2018, at the Warren Manor.
He was born May 8, 1921, in Warren, PA, a son to the late Arthur M. and Hazel (Mundt) Olds. John worked at the National Forge as a machinist for 43 years and was also a beef farmer; he loved his farm. Earlier in his life, he enjoyed being an aviation pilot, owning a few of his own small planes. John enjoyed listening to baseball games, specifically the Pirates and also watching football with his grandsons.
He is survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth (Chisholm) Olds, whom he married in 1953 in Tidioute, PA; his daughters, Kathleen (Thomas) Hanson of Trumbauersville, PA and Carol (Michael) Steppe of Keuka Lake, NY; his grandchildren, Matthew (Anna) Yeskey of Canandaigua, NY, Ben (Jody) Yeskey of Maynard MA and Virginia Olds of Erie, PA; his great-grandchildren, Dylan Yeskey, Morgan Yeskey and Josh Sullivan and a daughter-in-law, Sandra Olds.
In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by a son, Robert Olds, a sister, Geraldine Passaro and two brothers, Douglas and Thomas Olds.
A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Warren County, PO Box 68, Warren, PA 16365 to the Warren Manor, 682 Pleasant Drive, Warren, PA 16365.
The Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Youngsville have been entrusted with all arrangements. Condolences to the family may be made at www.nelsonfuneralhome.net.