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 Olmstead, Harold L.
Born: 08/08/1951
Died: 06/30/2014
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Olmstead, Harold L.

Dr. Harold L Olmstead III D.C. age 62 of Lafayette, NJ, passed away at home Monday, June 30th surrounded by family and friends. Harold received his education from  Richard Stockton College of New Jersey (B.S.), the National College of Chiropractic (Doctorate of Chiropractic), and received his doctoral degree from the National University of Health Sciences (PhD in Health Sciences) and Stevens Institute of Technology (M.I.S.). Harold was a humanitarian and a gentle man and was loved by all who knew him.  He will be greatly missed.

He was predeceased by his father Harold Olmstead Jr., and his sister Lisa Joy Olmstead. Beloved husband of Catherine Merolla Olmstead and devoted father to daughter Jacqueline; He is also survived by Mother Edna Olmstead, Neptune, NJ, his brother Carl (Cammie) Olmstead, sisters Sandra Rodgers, JoAnne (Carmen) Juliano, Gail Delnegro.  As well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and huge loving extended family.        

Visitation will be held 2-4PM and 7-9PM on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at the Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home, #156 Main Street (Rt. 206) Newton, New Jersey.  A Funeral Mass will be held Thursday July 3, 2014 at 10 am in the Christ Episcopal Church #62 Main Street, Newton, New Jersey. Interment will immediately follow in the Frankford Plains Cemetery located at 100 Plains Rd, Augusta, New Jersey. In Lieu of flowers, donations to Akindale Thoroughbred Rescue, 323 Quaker Hill Road, Pawling, NY 12564.

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Our deepest sorrows are felt, with the loss of such a wonderful man!! I have always been proud to call him my big brother. His loving, caring spirit was felt by everyone he touched. He was very blessed to have married his soul mate. And his daughter Jackie is a reflection on what a loving devoted father he was!! He had a great mind and a great heart, he inspired so many people through out his lifetime. He was a loving brother, uncle and great uncle!!! He had a very funny side to him!! We love and will miss you, but your memories will live on forever!! Love and prayers for Cathy and Jackie.. All our love Gail & Jill
Gail Delnegro & Jill Bates
I worked with and managed Harold for a few years and I was always impressed with his intellect and his work ethic. A true gentleman may he rest in peace.
Romeo Vela
To My â??Big Brotherâ??, I am so proud to be able to say you were my brother. You were one of the kindest, smartest, most intelligent men that I know, and yet always so humble. There wasnâ??t anything that you couldnâ??t do or didnâ??t know. You were always so soft spoken, kind, and gentle and a real true humanitarian. There are many childhood memories that we share of the good times and bad, and laughter and tears. Even as we have gone down lives separate paths as adults with our families, and obligations you were still always there for me when I needed you most for help or guidance. You always knew just the right words to say and always seemed to know the answers. You were my strength when I didnâ??t have any, and for that I am forever greatful. You were an amazing and loving husband, and a true father in every sense of the word. You should be very proud of the wonderful young lady that you have raised and even though life will be hard for her without you here, she will go on with the terrific foundation and life lessons that you have taught her. I know that you will continue to guide and watch over her from above. You fought a long and courageous battle like I have seen no other do, with such determination and dignity and never complained. You are such an inspiration to all of us. I canâ??t begin to tell you how deeply missed you will be by all that knew and loved you. Until we meet again I say so long, never goodbye because I know you will still be here by my side along with Daddy and Lisa. Love you always and forever!!! Jo
JoAnne Juliano
Words can't express the grief I felt when I heard of Harolds' passing. Although it's been many years that I've seen or spoke to Harold, there was a time in our lives that we were best of friends. So close in fact that the Olmsteads' opened their house to me at a time of need. Harold & I went down separate paths in life and we lost touch with each other much to my regret. I could go on & on about great high school memories, but knowing the character Harold was, I'm sure he became a great man who will be missed. My deepest condolences to all, I think of you often. Bon voyage my friend with love, Mike
Michael Savino
my deepest sympathy from my heart and my family to yours , for the time i knew harold , he was a gentle and kind person, soft spoken and warm hearted , just like the rest of the family , he was funny at times , sincere always , and made you feel warmth in his presence my deepest sympathy in this sad time
michael j maniscalco
Jackie and family, So sorry to hear of your loss. We have lost touch over the years but keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Hold your memories close to your heart and know that your father will always be looking after and watching over you. With our deepest sympathy, The Petit Family Frank, Elaine, Dalton and Durango
Elaine Petit
Please accept my deepest sympathies. Harold was a great friend and teammate. I worked with him for several years at CIT. We also attending Stevens grad school together. We had many professional successes together as well as numerous good times. His wry sense of humor always had me laughing. I especially remember he and I working all night on a presentation for our graduating class. He was such a great partner. I will miss him very much.
Tony Coscia
I went to graduate school with Harold. He was an extremely intelligent, gentle spirited and kind soul. He was always ready to help with team mates and anyone for that matter. With all those brains came creativity and a great sense of humor. During one of our classes presentations, his team was spoofing the Monopoly game for a business project. I walk into the building and I see Harold dressed in full tuxedo and tophat as Mr. Monopoly! This moment in time was a glimpse into his spirit. Always have fun, be learning and help others. Without a doubt his spirit lives on and has touched many including mine. My most sincere condolences to his family and friends. I will miss him. Rich
Richard Butler
I had a the privilege of doing EMTM at Stevens with Harold and I have always found his intellect and his wisdom to influence me in positive ways. His down to earth approach in solving complex issues helped me realize humility and approach problems in a balanced way. Our deepest condolences with the family and he will be missed.
I was also a classmate with Harold. I was always impressed with his insight and thought processing. Funny guy indeed. I will never forget seeing at school dressed up as a Monopoly character. When I first saw him I said to myself. Now there is a guy that knows how to have fun. Great individual, awesome school mate and a gentle soul. I'll miss your Harold, but your are in the presence of The Lord!! and I am sure he is glad to have you with him. German J Gutierrez EMTM XI Stevens Institute of. Technology
German Gutierrez
I am shocked and saddened to hear of Harold's death on June 30. Having been one of his patients in chiropractic care in Shelburne VT, I will never forget his kind and loving care. In many way, this man saved my life and he provided for my needs in great and mysterious ways. He truly changed my life and has always meant a great deal to me. This is a man of the heavens and of the earth. His depth of knowledge about the human condition and its links to the universe affected many people. As a healer, he was beyond the best and it is strange now to envision this world without his presence and love. My heart goes out to Cathy who I fondly remember and his daughter who I once met as an infant. I am sure all of us who knew him and crossed his path want him back here with us in this world, especially his beautiful family. I am honored to have known him.
Patricia Lavery
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