In loving memory of
Nils on a cruise in 2003.

Nils Olvesen

SEPTEMBER 13, 1955 – AUGUST 8, 2020

Nils Edwin Olvesen, age 64, died in the early morning hours of Saturday, August 8, 2020 at his home in Jensen Beach, FL. He was born on September 13, 1955 in Manhattan, New York and raised by Edwin and Joan Olvesen. He grew up and spent most of his young adult life in Weehauken, New Jersey. He loved sailing, bowling, playing the piano, and had a particular knack and love for technology.

He graduated from Weehauken High School in 1973 and later graduated from Jersey City State College in 1978 with a B.A. in Mathematics and Computer Science. Coming from a maritime background, he spent summers working as a merchant mariner during his time in college, sailing around the world and traveling across the Atlantic to many countries in Europe and South America. On February 13, 1993; he married Susan Samolyk; and on December 30, 1994; they had one son named Jeffrey.

His greatest achievements were made as a father. He loved and cared for his family immensely. He selflessly worked hard to make sure they had the best life possible, and it was he who helped guide his son into the world under his wing, inspiring the same love for learning that pervaded his life.

He is survived by his wife and son with great sorrow. His departure from this world left a hole in the hearts of many that only time can mend. May God rest his body, and may his soul live forever free.

Created Sunday, August 23, 2020.