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568 Middlesex Avenue (Route 27)
Metuchen, New Jersey 08840
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Costello-Runyon Funeral Home

Carl Olsen Obituary

Carl William Olsen
Carl William Olsen

December 31, 1926 - February 9, 2019
Born in Staten Island
Resided in Edison, NJ


Carl William Olsen, 92, of Edison died on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at CareOne at the Highlands, Edison.

Born and raised in Staten Island, he later moved to Edison. He was a supervisor at Kirsch Furniture Store in Edison for over 25 years. He was extremely active and always made sure to have his daily walks. He was an avid reader, especially when it came to history. He was a proud US Army Veteran serving during World War II in the Horse Calvary. He enjoyed watching sports, including the Yankees & Giants. He will always be remembered for his sociable, outgoing personality & his great sense of humor and wit; but most of all remembered for being a dedicated husband, dad, & grandfather.

He is predeceased by his beloved wife of 70 years, Lucille (d.2017); his parents, Karl & Bertha; & siblings, Herbert & Doris.

He is survived by his three children, Gail Miller & husband Jack of Millersville, MD, Carl William Olsen, Jr. of Morganville, & Susan Elizabeth Olsen & fiancé William Horan of Shrewsbury; a granddaughter, Erica Elizabeth Wuth of Arnold, MD; & his best friend and Army buddy, Smitty.

A memorial visitation will take place on Friday, February 15, 2019 from 11-12:30 pm with a service at 12:30 pm at the Costello - Runyon Funeral Home, 568 Middlesex Ave. (Rt.27) Metuchen. Inurnment will take place at Hillside Cemetery, Metuchen.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Alzheimer’s Association at




568 Middlesex Ave. (RT 27)
Metuchen, NJ US 08840
Friday, February 15, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
568 Middlesex Ave. (RT 27)
Metuchen, NJ US 08840
Friday, February 15, 2019
12:30 PM
Hillside Cemetery
Lincoln Ave.
Metuchen, NJ US
Friday, February 15, 2019
1:15 PM




Joseph V. Costello, III. Owner/Manager NJ Lic. No. 3670 

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