John H. Olewiler, 79

NOV. 29, 1932-FEB. 18, 2012

February 19, 2012

John Harold Olewiler, 79, of Hagerstown, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center.

Born Nov. 29, 1932, in York, Pa., he was the son of the late Charles and Katherine (Ream) Gardner.

John was a former Marine and went on to join the Army during the Korean conflict.

He was a member of VFW Post No. 1936 in Hagerstown.

He retired in 1989 after 14 years of service in the trucking industry.

John is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Barbara L. (Ludlow) Olewiler; a son, Wayne H. Olewiler of Hagerstown; a daughter, Terry Hillier of Nashville, Tenn.; and three grandchildren, Jamie Hale, Johnathan Hillier and Joey Olewiler.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Richard E. Olewiler.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, with the Rev. Mark C. Mooney officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery with military honors.


Friends will be received one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in John’s name to Western Maryland Hospital, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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