Edwin Charles Olmsted, 92

Published 2:33 pm Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Edwin Charles Olmsted

1929 – 2021

Edwin Charles Olmsted, 92, died August 7, 2021 in Danville. He was born in Bainbridge, NY on May 27, 1929 to the late Charles E and Edith E Noxon Olmsted.

Edwin graduated from Bainbridge High School and served in the US Air Force from 1951-1955 during the Korean War as Rank Staff Sergeant. He entered Federal Aviation Admin in 1956 and served as radar air traffic controller at New York City, Binghamton, NY and as Area Supervisor radar air traffic controller at Elmira, NY. Edwin completed FAA Management Training at Cameron College, Lawton Oklahoma.

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In addition, he received technical computer science training at Broome Community College and Suny Binghamton. Edwin served in many capacities including president of NY State International Airshow. He retired on January 1, 1986, at which point he became a member of Southern Tier Retired Lions.

He enjoyed travel, boating, do-it-yourself projects, and most of all his family. Edwin married Bev Edson, his wife of thirty-six years, in Kingston, NY on August 23, 1960 until her death.

In addition to his parents and wife, he is predeceased by his son, Steven Williams; four sisters, Ruth, Lana, June and Elma; and his brother John Olmsted.

He is survived by his daughters, Joan (Patrick) Cruttenden and Gwenn (Tom) Neilen; his sons, Fred (Donna) Olmsted; his niece, Jennifer (David) Ortega; his ten grandchildren, Matthew Cruttenden, Laura (Bradley) Slone, Michael (Whitney) Neilen, Shawn Hancock, Beth (Chris) Eddy, Fred Olmsted Jr, Charlie Olmsted, Katie Olmsted, Eric (Sherry) Williams, Mike Williams, Scott (Shannon) Williams; and several great-grandchildren.

Private services will take place for family and he will be buried in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY beside his wife. Memorial donations are suggested to Heritage Hospice. The online guestbook and our Hugs from Home program are available at www.stithcares.com.