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Olin, Richard Y.

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February 12, 1931 - March 24, 2016

Olin, Richard Y.

Richard Yngve Olin, age 85, of Irving, TX. died on March 24, 2016 in Dallas. Born February 12th, 1931 in Sweden. Richard was an electrical engineer, and enjoyed tennis and hockey. He was a member of the VASA Order of America in Dallas TX. Richard is survived by his children in Sweden. Pia, Ola, Per and Jonas, and dear friends, Irma Pearson and Leif Haag. His wishes were to be cremated and his ashes to be scattered at sea. There will be no services.  A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

Memorials: Gifts in remembrance of Richard may be made to the VASA Educational fund, attention VASA Treasurer, 6497 Camelia Drive, San Jose, Calif. 95120.

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Arrangements are under the direction of:
Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home
1820 N. Belt Line Road
Irving, Texas 75061

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September 26, 2020 2:56PM

I was looking his name up and here he is...

He taught me Hur Mor Du...Jag Mar Bra and Miche Bra Po Frida. Had many beers together and shared offices too.

Eric Svensson

September 05, 2016 3:26AM

We miss you Richard it was 2 years ago we was and visited you and we was in Forthworth and looks on the cows with Irma and i cant belive you are gone i will remember you fore ever! R.I.P Richard ;( (Flowers and hugs!)

Jim Douglas

April 03, 2016 5:14PM

Iwillm remember him as a good friend and tennis pllayer.

Dennis Meriwether

March 31, 2016 11:14PM

I'm very sad to hear about Richard's passing. Our condolescences to his family.

Leonard Christy

March 30, 2016 6:56PM

Richard was a good neighbor. He was a really nice gentleman. He will be missed


March 30, 2016 8:33AM

"Tontem" has left us ! You will be missed and remember forever at all future Lucia celebrations .
RIP and thanks a lot for all these years giving us your Xmas' spirit.

Simon Talamantez

March 29, 2016 9:08PM

My sincerest condolences to Richard's family and friends. I will miss him dearly for he was the catalyst that kept the Old NEC America Group together. He was like wone of the family and we will miss his smiling face. God Bless you and give you eternal peace my friend. See you on the other side.

Laila and Karamat Choudhry

March 29, 2016 8:43PM

We have IRMA and the entire OLIN family in our thoughts and prayers as we mourn the loss and yet celebrate the life of our good friend RICHARD .He will al ways be remembered as a fun loving kind friend with a radiant smile and a w arm handshake.We will miss you RICHARD!

Dallas Ervin

March 28, 2016 9:50PM

I had the chance to visit my 85 year old Swedish-American tennis friend, Richard Olin, on Wednesday March 23, 2016, after learning he was in the hospital. When I held his left hand he opened his eyes and smiled. He smiled several more times and nodded his head as I talked with him about the fun times we had playing tennis and him calling my tennis racquet “Big Bertha” because of my ability to hit hard serves and overhead smashes. At times, we would take a train to downtown Dallas from Plano to watch a Swedish Night Dallas Stars hockey game and being able to meet several of the Swedish players afterward, going to dinner with him before a game. Most of all I remember his congenital personality and discussions we had together. Richard did love to watch hockey and play tennis.
I received a telephone call on Thursday morning with information that Richard had passed away during the night. I am so glad that I learned about his condition and had the opportunity to see my friend one last time.
A very sad occasion. May my friend, Richard Olin, rest in peace?

Margareta Benser

March 28, 2016 4:33PM

Al and I will miss Richard so much; we will miss his singing and his funny Swedish jokes. He was a constant presence at so many VASA meetings and dinners we had together; they will not be same without him. We will also miss him as the inimitable "Tomten" - the Swedish Santa Claus - at our Swedish Christmas celebrations.

Elaine Wildman

March 28, 2016 11:12AM

I liked Richard's energy and cheerful spirit. He was a rare hambo partner and looked to be sure everyone at a party was having a good time.

Margareta Benser

March 28, 2016 11:11AM

Al and I will miss Richard so much. We knew him from way back - he was always present when there was a Swedish get-together- at parties, holidays or faires. We loved his singing and his humor; his Swedish jokes were famous. He was highly valued as a VASA member and as a Tomten (Santa Claus) for all the children at innumerable Swedish Christmas celebrations.

Leonard McCown

March 27, 2016 12:09PM

Marge and I will miss you Richard. You were a kind and gentle man.

Rudy Peters

March 26, 2016 7:15PM

So sorry to hear about the passing of
Richard. I will miss my friend and
tennis partner.

Rudy Peters

March 26, 2016 3:31PM

Sorry to here that Richard past away I will always remember him as a friend and tennis partner.

Sue A. Eriksson & family

March 26, 2016 11:53AM

I met Richard along w/my future husband 3/17/93 at a dance club. He gave a toast at our wedding & continued to visit my Richard as he died from alzheimer's 3/23/14.We talked frequently during hockey games & laughed a lot. He came when he went to his dentist in Garland & would be talking English & then slip into Swedish. I had to remind him that even though I tried, I only spoke English. A dear friend & I miss him.

Rey E Macedo

March 26, 2016 10:33AM

Richard I will always remember you as good friend and tennis player, for your contribution to my Stamp collection hobby with Swedish stamps.
Rest in Peace. Rey

Camilla Lilius

March 26, 2016 2:50AM

Dear Richard,

You and Irma had alot of fun togeather. I'm happy for the time you got, but wish it could have been longer.

Irma's niece

Christy Watenpaugh

March 25, 2016 10:12PM


Buddy Stephens

March 25, 2016 4:20PM

He was special....

Sid Harris

March 25, 2016 4:11PM

We will miss you Richard. You always had a good smile and retained your love for everything Swedish.