Jerald R. Olitsky, 85, of Lower Saucon Township, died Sunday, July 28, 2019 at his residence. He was the husband of the late Jaqueline L. (Conrad) Olitsky, who died April 13, 2017. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on March 3, 1934 to the late David and Frances (Olin) Olitsky. Jerald served our country faithfully in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He worked as a salesman for Packing Corporation of America, Trexlertown, for many years until retiring in 1984. He was an avid woodworker and golfer. He was a member of the Lions Club International and the Steel Club, Hellertown. Jerald truly loved all the staff and members at the Steel Club. Jerald was a staple at the DiMaio’s Italian Ristorante & Pizzeria, Hellertown, where he would be seen with friends and family. The family wishes to thank the staff at the VNA of St. Luke’s for their compassion and care for Jerald during his illness.
Children: Susan J. (Henry F.) Gignac of Harrisburg, Andrew J. (Dawn H.) of Tampa, Fla.; sister: Patricia Mecurio of Long Island, N.Y.; grandchildren: Jodie and Jenny; great-granddaughter: Rebecca. He was predeceased by children: Michael and Pattie.
Services will be private. Online expressions of sympathy can be recorded at HeintzelmanCares.com. Arrangements are by the Heintzelman Funeral Home Inc., Hellertown.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the VNA of St. Luke’s, 240 Union Station Plaza, Bethlehem, PA 18015 and/or Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors Inc., 1117 Country Club Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011.