Katherina Olenik

September 7, 1920 - February 4, 2016

09/07/1920 - 02/04/2016

Past Services

Cemetery
Monday February 08, 2016
1:00 pm
Hampton Memorial Gardens
155 Butler Farm Rd
Hampton, Virginia 23666
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Graveside Service

Service
Monday February 08, 2016
1:00 pm
Hampton Memorial Gardens
155 Butler Farm Rd
Hampton, Virginia 23666
Hampton Memorial Gardens | Directions
Additional Information:

Graveside Service

95, died on Thursday, February 4, 2016.  She was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the late John and Catherine Kmetyk.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Michael Olenik; two sisters, Ann Sichak and Nancy Plesluska, and three brothers, Stephen Kmetyk, Joe Kmetyk and John Kmetyk.  She will be greatly missed by but lovingly remembered by her son, Michael J. Olenik (Alice); daughter, Vanessa K. Olenik; two grandchildren Christopher Olenik and Nicholas Olenik (Sarah); one great-granddaughter, Niah Olenik, and many nieces and nephews.  She is also lovingly remembered by Catherine Koch, a dear friend who was like a daughter to her.
A proud Air Force wife, Kay followed her husband to bases all over the world, being very active in the Wives’ Club.  She was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Atlanta Braves fan.  One of her best memories was traveling to Atlanta with her family and attending a Braves baseball game with her son and grandsons.  A graveside service will be held on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 1:00 pm in the Hampton Veterans’ Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Hampton Virginia.
We would like to thank Corey Snyder for all his love and support during the past few months.  In lieu of flowers and to honor Kay’s life, the family requests that you carry out a random act of kindness and/or make a donation to a charity of your choice.  Please visit www.altmeyerfh.com to leave condolences for the family.

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Taylor Swanson
6 years ago

My Aunt Kate was always so good to me. She always made me feel so happy. She would come visit us and play cards with me for hours. I will miss her hugs and kisses. I love you Aunt Kate.

Lynn Swanson
6 years ago

I love you Aunt Kate!

Lynn Swanson
6 years ago

To my dearest Aunt Kate. She was more than an aunt to me; she was my second mom. She was always there for me. When my parents died and I was all alone, she would always invite me for every holiday. She would call me on my birthday to sing happy birthday to me. She never missed a one! When I met my husband, Mike, she welcomed him with open arms. She adored my children. I remember when I was in the hospital in pre-term labor with my first child, Connor, Aunt Kate and Vanessa drove from Hampton,VA to Philadelphia, PA on Thanksgiving day and brought the whole turkey dinner! Fixings and dessert! She would always come to watch Connor play baseball. She loved baseball! She was such a good support system for him. No matter if he pitched an outstanding game or not, she always praised him up and down. I have so many fond memories of Aunt Kate. Especially when she would dress up at Easter with her bonnet and Easter basket. And at Christmas when she would dress up as Mrs. Claus. To the family, Vanessa, Michael, Alice, Chris, Nick, Sarah and Niah. I hope it comforts you to know that Aunt Kate is up in heaven with Uncle Mike, he so adored her!, all of her family and friends. My mom and Aunt Kate were best buddies. They are probably up there singing to there favorite songs! I’m sorry I was unable to make the service but please understand I wanted to be there. Love to all.

Kathy Kama Thompson
6 years ago

Auntie Kay was a wonderful woman. She was more than a godmother, she was everything. She always had a smile, a hug, a fun story when you saw her. Small in stature – gigantic in life. No one can ever replace her in this world, she was one of a kind. She will forever be in our hearts.

Cynthia
6 years ago

Mrs. Kay Olenik, a petite woman who had a huge heart. She was a wonderful woman. I met her through her daughter Vanessa. I will remember her as the perfect mother, grandma, homemaker, baker, and host. Don’t let me forget Mrs. Claus. I will miss her warm embrace.

Caitlin Betz
6 years ago

Mrs. Kay was so caring and compassionate. I love looking back at pictures from when we lived in Hawaii and Mrs. Kay came to help look after my sisters and I. She was a very special lady and will be greatly missed.

Cindy & Rick Betz
6 years ago

Ms. Kay holds a very special place in our hearts & memories. She welcomed us as backyard neighbors with open arms, smiles & love. She celebrated each day with a graciousness to share a happy smile, laughter, delicious meal (pieroges & stuffed cabbage rolls) & friendship! My favorite memory was when she flew over to Hawaii to help us with the birth of our son. She was a wonderful support, kept us laughing with her keen sense of humor & adventurous exploring the island with us. She was an inspiration to us to be open, welcoming & happy with those we meet. She will be greatly missed!
A beautiful and special lady that was special to many people. She is blessed to be with God at this time. His gain and the world’s loss. Peace & love ❤️

Hollee Lusk
6 years ago

Mrs. Olenik was a beautiful, loving and kind person that I am greatful to have gotten to know through her daughter Vanessa. She reminded me so much of my late grandmother and great aunt’s that I just enjoyed each time I had the opportunity to be around her. She will be fondly remember and greatly missed by all who had the privilege to know her. My condolences and prayers to Vanessa and the entire Olenik family.

Niah Olenik
6 years ago

We all know that Gagy will be missed but alway’s remember, never ever sqwish the sharmens. 😉