Edward “Ed” James Olsen, July 7

By on July 11, 2018

Edward “Ed” James Olsen, 71, passed away peacefully in his beloved home on the Albemarle Sound on July 7, 2018.

Ed was a lover of all things outdoors; sailing, hiking, biking and enjoying life, food and music with his friends and family. Ed was a teacher to many and forever a student of life who spent his time traveling in both body and spirit.

Generous, welcoming and quick to make himself laugh, he got unending pleasure from repeating the same jokes over and over and over for decades on end.

Ed is survived by his wife Janice, three children — Katie, Zach and Liz — their spouses, Chris, Cheryl and Adam, and seven beautiful grandchildren.

Donations can be made in his name to the Outer Banks Community Foundation, 13 Skyline Road, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949. A private memorial service will be held by the family at a future date.

Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Olsen family. Online memorial condolences may be sent to the family at www.TwifordFH.com.

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  • Jackie Church

    Janice, Katie, Zach, and Liz,

    Gary and I are heartsick to hear about Ed. We were happy to see him back in the neighborhood.

    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Gary, Jackie and Tim

    Thursday, Jul 12 @ 4:33 pm
  • David & Sonia Howard

    Janice, Katie, Zach, and Liz

    Myself and Sonia are in shock at hearing the news of Ed’s Passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

    RIP Edward James Olsen, you will be missed greatly my friend.

    David and Sonia

    Thursday, Jul 12 @ 7:15 pm
  • Tess Judge

    I am so sorry to hear this . Thoughts and prayers. for all the family. Ed was a kind man who cared so much for his community.
    Tess Judge

    Friday, Jul 13 @ 5:46 pm