Donald Olshansky, 85, of Leechburg, PA, passed away on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 in his residence.
A son of the late Saul Olshansky and Ida (Horwitz) Olshansky, he was born March 3, 1936, in Cleveland, Ohio.
Don graduated from Cleveland Heights High School in 1955 and from Slippery Rock University in 1961. For 32 years, he had been employed as a physical education teacher by the Leechburg Area School District before retiring in 1993. He was also a long-time, respected football coach for Leechburg Area High School. In the summertime, Don loved to spend time with his entire family at his camp in Marienville, which was appropriately named “The Big O.” He was a member of the National Education Association, Pennsylvania State Education Association, Leechburg Education Association, Slippery Rock Alumni Association and Roaring Run Trail organization.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Patricia (Oldfield) Olshansky of Leechburg; two sons, Michael Ray Olshansky of Leechburg, Daniel Olshansky (Dawn Pajerski) of Lower Burrell; two daughters, Marcia Carroll (Robert) of Leechburg, Karen Lee Kalmar (Scott) of Gilpin Township; seven grandchildren, Tess Weber (Ryan), Brittany Brahm (Mathew), Ben Kalmar (Jackie), Angela Olshansky, Alex Kalmar, Julia Olshansky, Morgan Pajerski; and four great-grandchildren, Blake and Brooks Weber, Eli and Ella Brahm.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Joseph Oshuns, Morris Oshuns, and Harry Olschansky; a sister, Betty Bear; and two sisters-in-law, Dorothy and Toby Oshuns.
Friends will be welcomed by his family on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021 from 1-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Clawson Funeral & Cremation Center, 170 Main Street, Leechburg (724-842-1051) where funeral ceremonies will be held on Monday, Nov. 22, at 11 a.m. Interment following at Evergreen Cemetery in Gilpin Township. Condolences to the Olshansky family may be offered at www.clawsonfuneralhome.com.