New Jersey, USA
|Death: ||Mar. 17, 1948|
New Jersey, USA
CARTERET — The funeral of John S. Olbricht, 63, 9 Locus Street, who died Wednesday night at his home, will be held tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock from his home. A high mass of requiem will be offered in St. Joseph's Church of which he was a communicant. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery, Woodbridge.
In the death of Mr. Olbricht, Carteret lost one of Its most colorful citizens. He was ever ready to be helpful and his activities in behalf of the community were far and wide.
"Bocchie" as he was popularly known, was born in Elizabeth. He came here as a child. He attended the Carteret public schools and then took some business courses to advance his education. He worked at various Jobs until 1911, when he was appointed fireman by Mayor Joseph A. Hermann.
Mr. Olbricht made himself in the community. A good speaker, he was called on to address many affairs. He was friendly and neighborly. He called on the sick and bereaved families to bring cheer and comfort. He had often acted as bearer at funerals.
He took keen interest in many affairs. It was through his efforts that Court Carteret 48. Foresters of America grew. He attended most of the lodge's conventions, then held various offices in the State order. At the time of his death, he was Grand Chief Ranger of the Lodge.
As a fireman for thirty-seven years, he also took interest in the welfare of the volunteer firemen. Here too, he became the Carteret delegate, making speeches, espousing the work of firemen. In recent years he was elected first assistant secretary of the New Jersey State Firemen's Association.
For thirty years he was secretary of the Carteret Firemen's Relief Association. He wins a member of the Rahway Elks. After spending many years at Fire Hall 2, which he often called his 'second home'. Olbricht was made fire marshal when the republicans taken over control of the borough created the office of Fire Prevention Bureau. He took a keen interest in his work.
He held that office for several years. When the Democrats took control three years ago, the office was abolished and he was pentioned off as a fireman.
In his early years, he was active in the Democratic party and for twenty years was local chairman. During that period he wielded an important influence in party a-f chairs.
Surviving are his wife, Mamie; three sons, former fire chief, J. Charlie Olbricht, William and Melvin; three daughters, Mrs. Frank Cole of Warren, Pa.; Mrs. Edward Campbell and Mrs. Evelyn Delogatis, of Newark; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister, Mrs Tillie Jackson and a brother, Anthony Olbricht.
Obituary can be found in Carteret Press, March 19, 1948, page 1 + 6
In loving memory of our beloved husband and father John S. Olbricht who passed away March 17, 1948.
"Our heavenly father has claimed you,
And our sorrows too great to be told,
But to us who have loved and lost you,
Your memory will never grow old."
Bereaved wife and children
Memoriam can be found in Carteret Press, March 18, 1949, page 3
Mary A Walsh Olbricht (1888 - 1965)
Blanche Lillian Olbricht Cole (1905 - 1980)*
Viola Anna Olbricht (1909 - 1930)*
John L Olbricht (1912 - 1973)*
Marion M Olbricht Campbell (1916 - 1982)*
Saint James Cemetery and Mausoleum
New Jersey, USA
Created by: Jessi-Schnittchen
Record added: Jul 27, 2012
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