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Frank Olasin, Sr

September 1, 1931 ~ April 26, 2022 (age 90)

Tribute

Affectionately known as Frank, Honey, Dad, Daddy, Parran, Giz, Mr. O., Mr. Frank, Grampy and Pop Pop. He died peacefully on Tuesday, April 26, 2022. Frank was born September 1, 1931, in Garfield, New Jersey to Charles Olasin, Sr. and Anna Buscko Olasin and was the youngest of nine children. He was a graduate of Lodi High School and is a member of the Lodi High School Sports Hall of Fame. Frank married the love of his life, Irena “Jocko” Bazile, at the age of 23. They became pen pals after being introduced by her brother, Charlie, while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. Frank was also a pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals minor league team. He loved fishing, baseball, friends, travelling, casinos, playing card games with family, gardening, singing and especially family get togethers and martinis. He had a passion for cooking, owned his own business, Big 5 Auto Parts, with brother-in-law Charlie Bazile and after a long career at Delta Automotive he and Irena owned and operated “Jocko’s PoBoys” in Metairie for 8 years. Frank was a man of great faith and an involved parishioner and usher at St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church. He took much pride in being a multi-gallon donor at EJGH Blood Center and loved his time as a member of the Wellness Center, including daily serenades to his many friends. He was a devoted husband of 60 years, father, uncle, father-in-law, grandfather, great grandfather, godfather, and friend. Frank’s greatest accomplishment was the family he and Irena started many years ago.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Anna Olasin, siblings Charles Olasin, Jr., George Olasin, Anne Olasin Wink, John “Jinx” Olasin, Mary Olasin De Vuyst, Michael “Mike” Olasin, Emil Olasin, and Daniel “Dan” Olasin, wife Irena Bazile Olasin and daughter Kellee Olasin Chauvin. He is survived by children: Frank Jr. “Legs” (Inez “Nezzie”), Kris (Dawn), Kevin “Bear” (Theresa “Terry”), Kim (Rene) and son-in-law James Chauvin (Martha). Frank is also survived by 14 grandchildren: Melissa (Louis), Katie (Craig), Megan (Roy), Maryellen (Drew), Kyle (Agnes), Ashlynn (Chris), Jonathan, Klay, Morgan, Nicholas, Gregory (Rebecca), Evan, Angelina and Kellee Ann along with 8 great grandchildren: Molly, Caleb, Sadie, Mila Kate, Lilly, Bennett, Alden, Kace and twins on-the-way. He also leaves behind numerous loving relatives and friends.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at Greenwood Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124 on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 11am. Visitation from 9am until time of service. Interment to follow in Greenwood Mausoleum. The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for Frank: Staffs at EJGH, JenCare, The Carpenter House at St. Joseph Hospice and EJGH Wellness Center. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society or Veterans of America.


Click here to view a webcast of the service on 4/30/2022 at 10:45 AM, Central Standard Time.


Services

Visitation
Saturday
April 30, 2022

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Greenwood Funeral Home
5200 Canal Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70124

Funeral Mass
Saturday
April 30, 2022

11:00 AM
Greenwood Funeral Home Chapel
5200 Canal Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70124

Video is available for this event


Interment
Saturday
April 30, 2022

12:00 PM
Greenwood Mausoleum
5200 Canal Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70124

Cemetery

Greenwood Cemetery
5190 Canal Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70124

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