Ronald Carl Olson, 88, of Sandwich died August 25 after a long battle with asbestosis.

He was the husband of Patricia M. Pawlak, whom he married May 1, 2005. His wife died last year.

Mr. Olson served in the Navy as a submariner and enjoyed telling about his adventures below the high seas.

He was an avid car racing fan and participant, sharing the hobby with his daughters from the time they were very young.

He was a former resident of Lisbon, Connecticut. 

Mr. Olson leaves two daughters, Debbi Bristol and her husband, Jeffrey Bristol, of Hyannis and Kathleen Fuller and her husband, Paul Beatty, of Sandwich; a brother, John Olson of Sunset Beach, North Carolina; five grandchildren, Mellissa Wrinn, Catherine Parkes, Robert Lenois, Krishana Fuller and Hailee Kroshus; along with his great-grandchildren and extended family members.

Visitation will be Thursday, August 29, from 4 to 6 PM at Gagne Piechowski Funeral Home, 490 Voluntown Road, Jewett City, Connecticut.

A graveside service will be celebrated Friday, August 30, at 11 AM at Pachaug Cemetery in Griswold, Connecticut.

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