Olin, Richard Y.

February 12, 1931 - March 24, 2016

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.

”Nu slut är smärtan, Du funnit frid.

Men lämnat hjärtan som saknar Dig.”


Please send the family condolences and sign the guest book on this site.

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

21 replies on “Olin, Richard Y.”

Sid Harris says:

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

Buddy Stephens says:

He was special….

Christy Watenpaugh says:


Camilla Lilius says:

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

Rey E Macedo says:

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

Sue A. Eriksson & family says:

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.

Rudy Peters says:

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

Rudy Peters says:

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

Leonard McCown says:

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

Margareta Benser says:

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.

Elaine Wildman says:

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 says:

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.

Dallas Ervin says:

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?

Laila and Karamat Choudhry says:

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!

Simon Talamantez says:

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.

Valeria says:

“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.

Leonard Christy says:

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

Dennis Meriwether says:

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

Jim Douglas says:

Iwillm remember him as a good friend and tennis pllayer.

Eric Svensson says:

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!)

Tanay says:

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.

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