Obituary for Bernard "Bernie" Olender Sr.
Bernie L. Olender, Sr., 77, formerly of Sayreville, NJ, who resided in Ormond Beach, FL for 18 years, passed away on Wednesday, September, 27, 2017 at home. Bernie was born on March 31, 1940 in New Brunswick, NJ to Walter and Sally Olender. Bernie was a loving and beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother. Surviving him are his loving wife of 55 years, Patricia, his three children: April Herrick(Chris) of Sayreville, NJ, Bernard Olender, Jr. (Victoria) of East Brunswick, NJ, and Doreen Olender of Sayreville, NJ, his three grandchildren: Sara Herrick, Nick Herrick, and Gabrielle Olender, and his brother, Edward Olender of North Brunswick, NJ. Bernie was a devout Catholic and communicant of St. Brendan’s Catholic Church. Bernie will not only be missed by his family but will be greatly missed by his friends and neighbors on Seabreeze Dr. A private family service was held on September 28, 2017. Condolences may be shared for the family at www.dalewoodwardfuneralhomes.com.
Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free,
I'm following the path God laid for me.
I took his hand when I heard Him call,
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Task left undone must stay that way,
I've found that peace at the close of day.
If my parting has left a void,
Fill it now with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I've savored so much,
Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wanted me now, He set me free.