On Aug. 21, 2018, Eugene Oler (a.k.a. Olow), former resident of Pinnacle Condominiums, 201 Old Mill Road, Killington, passed away at the Vermont Veterans’ Home, 325 North St., Bennington.
Born on Feb. 11, 1927 in New Haven, Connecticut, he was employed by McKesson & Robbins, Bridgeport, Connecticut. In 1944, he joined the U.S. Navy stationed in Texas and flew the Consolidated PBY Catalina aircraft during World War II. The PBY was involved in almost every major operation in World War II, and figured significantly in defeating the U-boat menace in the Atlantic.
During his lifetime, Eugene traveled internationally both for business and pleasure, residing in Connecticut with a winter home in Killington.
With his love of skiing and Vermont, Eugene made Killington his permanent home. He was an active volunteer with the Killington Ski Club and the Green Mountain Golf Course. He will be remembered as a great story teller and for his love of apple pie from Mendon Mountain Orchards.
He is survived by his long time love, Sieglinda Sherman of Franklin, North Carolina who assisted in providing care and comfort during his time at the Veterans Memorial Home.
A celebration of Eugene’s life and military burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Vermont Veterans’ Home, 325 North St., Bennington. Donations in memory of Eugene can be made to the Vermont Veterans’ Home.