Michael J. Olock, 83, of Lower Pottsgrove, formerly of Stowe, passed away on Tuesday at the Coatesville VA Hospital.
Born in Pottstown, he was the son of the late John and Anna (Holub) Olock.
John was a member of ST. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church in Pottstown. From an early age he exhibited a passion and talent for music playing his beloved bass fiddle for 68 years. Mike also enjoyed dancing during his retirement years. He was a former president of the Pottsgrove Boosters Club and was a familiar face for many years at Pottsgrove sporting events. He was the unofficial mayor of the Pottstown McDonald’s, where he spent many mornings after he retired with his dear friends. Mike proudly served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked for Ogden Foods at the former Doehler-Jarvish Company in Stowe. He later worked as a custodian for the Pottsgrove School District. Mike was also a Pottstown High School graduate.
Surviving are his sons Michael D. Olock of New London, CT. and Robert J. Olock, husband of Ruthanne, of Boyertown; daughters Grace Ann Olock of Lower Pottsgrove and Rita G., wife of Alan Ebersole II, of Pottstown; 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Along with his parents he is predeceased by his 3 brothers and 5 sisters.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, 10:30AM at ST. Aloysius RC Church, Hanover & Beech Street, Pottstown, with Fr. Joseph Malony officiating. Visitation will be on Monday from 6:30PM to 8:00PM at the Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown , and on Tuesday from 9:30AM to 10:15AM at the church. Burial will follow in ST. John the Byzantine Church Cemetery, Pottstown.
Memorial donations may be made in Michael’s name the Coatesville VA Hospice, c/o Voluntary Services, Bldg. #5, 1400 Black Horse Hill Road, Coatesville, PA 19320.