Edward “Ed” James Olsen, 71, passed away peacefully in his beloved home on the Albemarle Sound on July 7, 2018. Ed was a lover of all things outdoors; sailing, hiking, biking and enjoying life, food and music with his friends and family. Ed was a teacher to many and forever a student of life who spent his time traveling in both body and spirit. Generous, welcoming and quick to make himself laugh, he got unending pleasure from repeating the same jokes over and over and over for decades on end.
Ed is survived by his wife Janice, three children – Katie, Zach and Liz – their spouses, Chris, Cheryl and Adam, and seven beautiful grandchildren.
Donations can be made in his name to the Outer Banks Community Foundation, 13 Skyline Road, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949. A private memorial service will be held by the family at a future date.
Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Olsen family. Online memorial condolences may be sent to the family at www.TwifordFH.com.
Twiford Funeral Home (Elizabeth City)
405 East Church Street