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“Dear Dave, my sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your precious mother. I will keep you in my prayers. ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Sandra Britt - Youngstown, OH

“Our sympathies to the Olsavsky family on the loss of Ann. Jim and Ann are a large part of the history and tradition of Abruzzi's Cafe 422. We miss...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Robert & Marilyn Abruzzi - Warren, OH

“My condolenses to your family ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Kim Kearns - Bay Village, OH

“I would like to extend my concern to the family and friends of Ann. I think the words at John 11:20-27 will be of comfort to you. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Tom and Barb - Salem, OH

“Ann was a wonderful friend and while miles have kept us apart, she is remembered with fondness. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Ned and Patty Davis - Homosassa, FL

“Hello Olsavsky Family, I am so sad to hear that "Fisabee" has passed away. She was such a force - a great person and unique character of life. I...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Beth Ann Strollo - newton ctr, MA

“Hi Olsavsky Family- You have all been in my thoughts. It is hard to say goodbye to your mom, I know. I remember so many things about "Fizzabee"but...Read More »
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YOUNGSTOWN ­ A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Brendan¹s Church, and prayers offered at 9:15 a.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel for Ann Bayne (Varner) Olsavsky, 79, who died Saturday afternoon at Hospice House surrounded by her family.

Ann was a 1947 graduate of Chaney High School and a member of St. Brendan¹s Church.

She will be remembered fondly as a world traveler, spending many vacations with her husband, children, and grandchildren. An artist and musician, she was a lifelong student of world culture.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James S. Olsavsky, whom she married July 14, 1951, he died June 12, 2003; and her sons, Stephen and Daniel Olsavsky.

She is survived by two daughters, Mary Beth (Gene) Celio of Youngstown and Leah (David) McClain of Youngstown; sons, Jeff J. (Rosemary) Olsavsky of Youngstown, Robert Olsavsky of Seattle, and Thomas J. Olsavsky and David Olsavsky, both of Youngstown; grandchildren, Elisa, Daniel, Matthew, Bernadette, Bridgette, Nicholas, Jessica, Rachael, Maria and David; a sister, Linda (Walter) Evanoski of Warren, brother, Larry (Carolyn) Varner of Akron; and daughters-in-law, Sharon and Kathy Olsavsky.

Friends may call Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Valley or St. Brendan¹s Parish.

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