Croghan - David Olley, 77, of Route 812 died on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at home with his family and Hospice of Lewis County by his side.
David was born on September 24, 1936 in Natural Bridge to George C. and Rachel Helen Olley. He graduated from Carthage High School and Canton ATC. He owned and operated Olley’s Construction Company in Natural Bridge for many years.
He married Doris Kaye Sampson on May 18, 1956. Mrs. Olley died in 1996. He married Sarita Tupper on September 15, 2013, after 17 years of companionship.
He is survived by his wife, Sarita and two-step grandchildren, Skyler Brasie, and Noah Tupper, Croghan. He is also survived by a daughter, Donna & Glen Decker, Adams; four sons and their spouses, Daniel B. & Jody Olley, Ellisburg, Dell & Pam Olley, Natural Bridge, Duane & Monica Olley, Natural Bridge and David Olley, Natural Bridge.
Also surviving is a brother, Bruce Olley, Mississippi; a sister, Laura Nevills, Lowville; 21 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
He is predeceased by his first wife Doris; two brothers, Lloyd and Edward; one daughter, Diana Lynn and two grandchildren, D’anna and Jeremiah.
He was a member of the Black River Valley Fiddlers, a past president of the Old Tyme Fiddlers Association, Osceola, a milk inspector and a past-member of the Natural Bridge Fire Department. He enjoyed traveling.
A funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM in the Chapel of the Funeral Home with the Rev. Frances Hemstreet, officiating.
Burial will be held privately in the Sand Hill Cemetery, Natural Bridge.
Donations in his memory can be made to Lewis County Hospice.
Thursday, December 5, 2013, Watertown, NY
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