John Olszowka

Profile Updated: June 12, 2018
Residing In Laie, HI USA
Spouse/Partner Anita Lynn Bleyl-Olszowka
Occupation Retired but still doing contract work for BYU-Hawaii Educational Outreach
Children Ace born 1988, married 2017, lives in Billings MT, computer wizard.
Jade born 1990, lives with us More…in Hawaii, 1st grade teacher at Laie Elementary, Masters degree in Early Education.
Yes! Attending Reunion
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Found Happiness on Oahu since 1972. Home owner since 1987 in Hauula on Kamehameha Hwy (across from Longs Drugs in the Hauula Kai Shopping Center). Our property in Hawaiian Paradise Park on Big Island was NOT covered by lava.

Married a nurse (1986) in the Laie Hawaii Temple for all time and eternity. Want to live til I’am 100. Mom is still alive at 93, lives in northern Utah.

Did 25 years of BYU-Hawaii Campus Scheduling....I was the gate keeper.

Love to travel when time and money allows. Reading is my passion.

School Story

Come out of the public men’s bathroom at the PHS football field and straight ahead on the low wall, there is our family tile from back in the day.

Saw our 1968 yearbook in the PHS library 2/2017, sweet.

Played a lot of snooker (Google it) across the street at the Rec Center during lunch time in my Senior year with Paul Ferragallo.

Walked all the streets of Piedmont delivering the weekly Oakland Shopper 1967.

Remembered the moment when John Runnels rushed up to us as we were headed to lunch and said Kennedy had been shot.

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John Olszowka has left an In Memory comment for Anne Perry.
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Sep 25, 2018 at 8:33 PM

I remember one time we had a school dance and the computer was to pick the couples.......Anne was so upset that we were matched, she stayed in the bathroom the whole time....yikes.

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John Olszowka has left an In Memory comment for Mark Pyne.
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Sep 12, 2018 at 4:33 PM

I too was envious of Mark's Chevy Nomad......(I thought it was Red and White), I even rode in it once and I felt like a BMOC (big man on campus) since I ran in different circles....in 1968 we had a broken down silver 1957 2 door Chevy Belair that sat in our open 3 car garage at 1671 Grand Ave.

My fantasy was to have the Chey running and challenge Mark to a race on Warren Freeway (Rt 13) from Montclair to the Mormon Temple.

Frankly, I was shocked of how many of our classmates have passed away.........I thought we were all like Peter Pan, never to grow up..........or we'd all live to 100 and a day (a day to get ready).....

on another note, after attending a funeral in ConcordI I slipped into Piedmont Saturday Sept 1, 2018 and marveled at my old neighborhood....I left in 1972 to Hawaii and never looked back.

Now? No Social Media, my e-mail got hacked and I only have a flip phone.......snail mail to P.O. Box 14, Laie HI 9676 works...

So I circle back around to Mark and say he was very kind to me since I was a social nerd.

See you all on Sept 29.......I look more and more like Woody Allen everyday.

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Jun 12, 2018 at 4:28 PM

I bought my plane ticket too soon for our reunion ($550 then vs $325/RT now) in September 2018.....sorry I'll miss the Sunday picnic.

If you are visiting Oahu's North Shore or the Polynesian Cultural Center call me up 808-561-1645.....let's share some coconut water and talk story.