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Warren S. Olin U.S. Army WWII
Warren S. Olin U.S. Army WWII


 
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Date of Birth: 9/19/1919
Died On: Jun. 16, 2016
Street Address: 47 Elwood Ave
Service Number: 20244849
Branch of Service: U.S. Army-WWII

Veteran Code: USARMY-474


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Warren S. Olin was born in Connecticut in 1919. In Rye his family lived at 47 Elwood Ave. Warren was a Rye High School Graduate, Class of 1937. He enlisted and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Colonel Warren Stillman Olin

Warren S. Olin was born in Connecticut on September 19th, 1919. Warren soon moved to 47 Elwood Ave., Rye NY, where he would attend school and live for his childhood years. Warren lived with his parents, Edward Olin and Emily Batten. Warren’s father rented the house they lived in, valued at $125 ($1,998 dollars today). Warren attended Rye High School, class of 1937. During this time he became a member on the Executive Committee of Boys’ Union, a Junior Coach, Self-Reliant, a Ping Pong Club member, an Assistant Track Manager, a Varsity Track runner, and an Inter-Class Basketball Player. After his graduation of Rye High School he attended and proceeded to graduate from Cornell university with a degree in Civil Engineering.

Warren registered for the draft on October 16th, 1940 and then enlisted into the United States Military on January 6th, 1941. Warren would serve not only in WWII, but also in the Korean and Vietnam wars. He would retire from the army in 1973.

Colonel Warren Stillman Olin (Retired), 96, passed away peacefully June 16, 2016 at home in Melbourne Beach, FL where he lived for 43 years. He retired from the US Army in 1973 after having bravely served in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. He grew up in Oneonta and Rye, NY and graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Civil Engineering where he was a member of Psi Upsilon Fraternity. He received a master's degree from Rollins College and pursued a ten year career with the State of Florida. He was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason. Warren met his wife, Martha Estopinal, while she was attending LSU, Baton Rouge, LA, and they married in 1944. They celebrated 71 years of marriage. Warren volunteered at Patrick Air Force Base for over 1000 hours, served on the Melbourne Beach Code Enforcement Board, and was a Keep Brevard Beautiful volunteer. He was an avid golfer and served as president of his golf association and enjoyed every opportunity he could to travel with his family. He attended for many years the Retired Military Police Association reunions. At the time of his death he was survived by his daughters, Karen Olin Manno and Marti Olin; his granddaughter, Jennifer Walker Barwick and her husband Ben Barwick; great-grandchildren, May and Walker Barwick; his sister, Natalie Taylor and niece, Priscilla Creed, nephews, William and Eugene Taylor; and great-nephew, Grant Taylor. He was pre-deceased by his loving wife, Martha Estopinal Olin and devoted daughter, Kathleen Olin Walker.

John Melfi
RHS 2021

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