Olga Trimmer, age 72 years, of Raritan Township, NJ, died suddenly on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at the Hunterdon Medical Center, Raritan Township, NJ, in the arms of her loving husband of almost fifty years, John.
Born on May 23, 1945 in New York City, NY, daughter of the late Michael and Vera Janushko Welenteychik, Olga grew up in High Bridge, NJ and had formerly lived in Alexandria Township and Clinton, NJ before moving to Raritan Township over twenty years ago.
A graduate of Trenton State, she worked for sixteen years as a middle school math teacher for the Warren Township school system. She then went on to work as an assistant director of programming for drug evaluations at Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals in Raritan, NJ for over twenty years. While there, she earned many accolades for her high level of consistent productivity while maintaining an unsurpassed level of quality in all her projects. She was awarded a “Consistent Exemplary Contributions” award by the company in 1999 for her efforts.
Anyone who knew Olga will forever remember her as a warm, outgoing, caring woman who did not have an enemy in the world. She would help anyone in need and when she set her mind to something, there was not a thing she would not accomplish.
After her retirement, she set out to become a Master Gardener through the Rutgers University program, and not only did she do that, but went on to become the financial coordinator for the program in Hunterdon County, NJ. She never looked at is as work, but rather as a way to help other’s appreciate the beauty that nature affords to all people. She was a mentor to many over the years as they went through the program, and for her over 2500 hours of volunteer service since 2007, the group awarded her their 2014 Award of Excellence.
She enjoyed traveling to flower and garden shows and was a member of the Kalmia Club, Lambertville, NJ, where she helped to set up house tours and mentor new members among many other ventures.
Most of all though, she was a loving and caring wife to her husband, John D. Trimmer, who she joined hands in marriage with on August 26, 1967 at the High Bridge Reformed Church, High Bridge, NJ. His “angel” with a smile that lit up any room, John will never forget the genuineness and selflessness with which she approached their marriage. Through his illness, she stood by his side and helped strengthen him every moment and he feels that he is a better man because of the love she brought to his life.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Nina Cavlier, a brother-in-law, Dave Heater and a sister-in-law, Sylvia Trimmer.
Surviving are her devoted husband, John D. Trimmer; her sister, Jane Heater; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Steve and Maryann Welenteychik and Michael and Sandy Welenteychik; her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Robert Trimmer, William Trimmer II and Marie Trimmer, and Kathy and Richard Hoffman; several nieces and nephews; and many caring and loyal friends.
A celebration of Olga’s life will take place on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. in Wright & Ford Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 38 State Highway 31, Flemington, NJ, 08822. Those wishing for any special memories to be shared during the service are asked to e-mail them to:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Private cremation at the Chapel of Ewing Crematory, Ewing Township, NJ and inurnment at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, East Hanover Township, PA, will take place at a later date.
Olga will lie in repose on Sunday, August 13, 2017 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the funeral home where family and friends are invited to help celebrate the life of this vibrant lady who touched so many with her warmth and love.
Please visit Olga’s permanent memorial site at www.wrightfamily.com to send a public or private message of condolence and to share stories and photographs of her life.
In honor of Olga’s love of gardening, the family requests that anyone wishing to make a contribution do so to the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Hunterdon County, P.O. Box 2900, Flemington, NJ 08822. Please make checks payable to, “County of Hunterdon,” and in the memo line put: “In Memory of Olga Trimmer.”