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Obituaries 3.24.11

Posted on 23 March 2011


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Olin Miller Edwards III, Capt. USNR-R died peacefully in his sleep at his Hampton Street home in Sag Harbor on Tuesday, March 22, 2011. He was 81 years old.

Mr. Edwards was born in Sag Harbor on March 29, 1929 to Olin M. Edwards, Jr. and Elizabeth Sands Edwards.

A graduate of Pierson High School, Mr. Edwards was a member of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy class of 1950. He also studied at the University of Chicago in the School of Public Affairs and at the Naval War College in Newport, R.I.

Mr. Edwards, who was retired, served as the Deputy Director of the U.S. Maritime Administration in New Orleans, La.

He was a member of the Kings Point Academy Alumni Association, the Council of Master Mariners, the Sag Harbor American Legion, the Masonic Temple’s Wamponamon Lodge #437 in Sag Harbor (where he received a distinguished service award) and the Naval Reserve Association. Mr. Edwards was also a member of the Sag Harbor Yacht Club and the Reserve Officer Association. He was a former member of the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum board, the Oakland Cemetery board and the John Jermain Memorial Library board.

In addition to his wife, Arden (Billings) Edwards, Mr. Edwards is survived by two children, Astrid Day Edwards of Sag Harbor and Arden E. Blatter of Palisade, Colo. He also leaves two granddaughters, Sierra Blatter of Anthem, Ariz. and Laurel Blatter of Durango Colo. Other survivors include a brother, Dale A. Edwards of Sag Harbor and Deland, Fla., a sister, Almira E. Holland of Greenville, S.C., and 11 nieces and nephews.

Mr. Edwards was predeceased by his parents and a brother, Cortland H. Edwards.

Visitation will be held at Yardley & Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor on Friday, March 25 with hours from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A memorial service will be held in the near future at the Old Whalers’ Church.
Interment of ashes will be in Sag Harbor’s Oakland Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Sag Harbor Ambulance Corps.


Stanley William Golaski, Sr., age 92, died Monday, March 14, 2011, in Traverse City, Mich. He was a 66-year resident of Indianapolis, Indiana.
He was born Stanley William Glowacki in Calverton, N.Y. on April 18, 1918, to Josef Glowacki and Maryann (Gayda) Glowacki, both of whom immigrated from Poland to New York in the late 19th century. How the Glowacki name became Golaski is unknown, but the transformation occurred prior to 1930.
Mr. Golaski, one of 12 children, grew up in the Bridgehampton area where he enjoyed ice skating, fishing, crabbing and clamming. When the depression hit, he was taken out of school and moved to New Jersey where he worked as a farmer.

Mr. Golaski left farming to enter military service and served from July 1942 to November 1946 as a Guard Patrolman for the 930th Guard Squadron 1st Troop Carrier Command at Stout Field in Indianapolis. It was at Stout Field that he met Ruby B. Corne whom he married in 1944. From 1945 to 1985, he worked as a truck driver for the William H. Block Company. He was also a volunteer member of the Bunker Hill Fire Department.

Throughout his life, Mr. Golaski enjoyed a range of hobbies — he was a collector, a gardener, a square dancer, a wood cutter and a mechanic to old cars. He also built his family’s home from the first shovel to the last shingle and enjoyed telling stories.

Mr. Golaski is survived by his wife, Ruby B. Golaski of Traverse City, Mich., daughter Sandra Jean Golaski-Campbell (and her husband Robert Russell Campbell) of Traverse City, Mich. and daughter-in-law Ann Marie (Sprong) Golaski of New Whiteland, Ind. Also surviving are grandchildren Stephanie Rachelle Golaski of Willimantic, Conn., Stanley William Golaski, III, of Carmichael, Calif. and great grandson William Stanley Golaski, of Carmichael, Calif.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Golaski was preceded in death by his son Stanley William Golaski, Jr., and sisters Kathryn Demchuk, Mary Zawalich, Anna Andrews, Rosalie Sabat Brinko, Julianna Bruzdoski, Sophie Helen Branson and Leocadia Nale. Mr. Golaski was also predeceased by his brothers John Paul Golaski and Alexander Glowacki.

Funeral Services were held March 21, at the Forest Lawn Memory Garden in Greenwood, Ind. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice. Friends may visit Mr. Golaski’s webpage at to read more about his life, sign the guest book and share a message.

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