Don was a loyal and compassionate friend, always there to listen and offer his own unique advice. If you knew Don, you knew where you stood. He was a humble, genuine and honest man. He had a terrific sense of humor and will be remembered for his joyful smile and infectious laugh (yuk, yuk).
Don is survived by his wife, Nancy (Van Etten); their son, Thomas, also of Prattsville; and daughter, Amy Jo (Jonathan) Block of Purling; his beloved grandsons, Brett Olson, Jonathan Block Jr.; step-grand children, Tanya and Natasha Tyrrell; his sister, Beatrice (Robert) Rasmussen of Palisades; his niece, Lori (Bill) Fenner of Emerson, N.J.; nephew, Richard (Nancy) Rasmussen of Palisades and his three children, Becky, Scott and Erik.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m.Saturday, May 18, at the Ashland Firehouse, 12094 Route 23, Ashland, under the direction of Decker Funeral Home in Windham.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Donald G. Olson Memorial Fund at any branch of The Bank of Greene County or NBT Bank.