OLSON, WILLIAM (Billy) F. - 56, passed on Oct. 21, 2014 after battling cancer, surrounded by family and friends. He was born in Somers Point & resided in Absecon. After graduating from HSHS in 1977, he started a career in the auto body businesses working with his father and brother, Gary. In 1992, he started working w/ the City of Atlantic City Body Shop, & First Vehicle Services. He was predeceased by his mother, Irene A. Olson, & father, Floyd E. Olson, both of Absecon, & sister-in-law, Judith A. Olson. He is survived by two brothers, Garrett D. Olson & Gregory J. Olson, R.A., N.C.A.R.B, nieces, Kirsten Olson, Kelly Algozzini; nephews, John, Stephen, Michael Olson, brother-in-law, James P. McGettigan, Jr., PHD., many great nieces, nephews, cousins, & very dear companion, Diane Foltz. Billy had a great group of life-long friends who he loved getting together with at local taverns. He was a great cook, making soup, bread & great holiday dinners, & always had a roaring fire going in his fireplace, or any and all available fireplaces. He was an avid NY Mets & NY Jets fan & loved going to stock-car races with his long-time friend Matt. Billy had a huge, kind heart, & loved living. He stayed positive during his battle with cancer, laughing and flirting with the nurses, family and friends throughout his treatment. He fought until the very end. A Memorial gathering will be held 3PM to 5PM, with a service a 4:30PM, Saturday November 1, 2014 at Parsels Funeral Home, 324 NJ Ave., Absecon. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse, 6th Floor, 1800 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146, for the William F. Olson Memorial Fireplace Fund. For online condolences, please visit www.parselsfh.com. Bill will be greatly missed by everyone he touched. "Yah know what I mean?"
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