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Obituary - James Karl Olmstead

James Karl Olmstead

Date of Passing: July 14th, 2012

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James Karl (Kizzer) Olmstead, 52, of Utica, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday July 14, 2012 at his home. He was born July 30, 1959, in Lowville, the son of Martha Olmstead Gokey and the late James Kizzer. Jim worked at the Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center in Utica and formerly owned Rosato's Bakery in Utica. Jim was a huge Minnesota Vikings fan and enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson, opera, music, cooking, baking, fishing, golfing and spending time with his loved ones. He is survived by his mother, Martha Gokey; three daughters, Jamie (Olmstead) and Stephen Budlong; Debra and Rich Nasbe, Jr. and Elizabeth Olmstead; nine grandchildren, Arionna, Alexis, Elissiah, Richard, Isabella, Daniel, William, Murayah and Angelisah; a brother, David Bumsted; five sisters, Roberta Ryan, Melissa Hillage, Jennifer Moscarelli, Echo Kizzer and Victori Alvarez; his fiancee and companion, Gina Raffule Roberts; the mother of his children, Gina Mott Olmstead; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; and his canine companion, JD. Besides his father, he was predeceased by a granddaughter, Gianna Rose; and a sister, Debra Leigh. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 4-7 pm at the Bentz & Amodio Funeral Service, Inc., 470 French Road, Utica/New Hartford. A prayer service will be offered at the conclussion of calling hours by Rev. Anthony LaFache.


Jimmy, Today (July 30th) is your birthday and we wanted to say Happy Birthday! You're in our thoughts daily, we miss you.
Debbie Barbero and Bob Crouse

William and I love you and miss you so much Daddy!! William misses talking to you at 3 x's a week about motorcycels and cars and I miss our morning coffee dates on the phone! Can't believe this still feels like a bad dream. Hurts bad and Monday is your birthday!! Love you Daddy!!!! Miss you so bad! xoxo Jamie and William

Remembering Jimmy from the "Project" days (N.D. Peters & Adrian Terrace)brings a smile to me..Always teasing & picking on us girls in a jokingly way. I will always cherish those memories of him..Sending my sympathy & prayers to all of Jimmy's family & friends. R.I.P. Jim
Mary L Santiago

Our deepest symathy and condolencies. Our heart and prayers for your loss.
Montanaro Family

James was truley a great friend with one of the greatest personalities. Always watching out for his family and friends. He will be missed more than words can say. Whenever I needed a friend he was there for me through the good and the bad. My deepest condolences to his family and may his memories live on forever. James may you rest in peace my dear friend.
Stephanie Pavlot

Jim was a very special person. A good friend when you needed him most. Always there to make you laugh. I have lost a friend . Deb and Rich try and remember the happy memories. Love to you and your family.
Denise Sorge

Been a long time since we have seem each other jimmy, but i have many memories from the old days growing up, rest in peace my friend.
dave miller

My condolences to Jimmy's family.He will be missed.we have lost a true friend.I have a lot of good and crazy memories of Jimmy and his friends.I will toast a shot of Jack D in your honor my friend. Rest in peace Jimmy. love Dave.
David & Dianne Cavoly

My condolences to Jimmy's family. I enjoyed working with him. He always came through for me when I needed him for overtime in the middle of the night at MVPC. He will be missed by many.
Patty Bowen

Warm summer sun, shine kindly here. Warm southern wind, blow softly here. Green sod above Lie light, Lie light. Goodnight , Dearheart, Goodnight, Goodnight Mark Twain
Lori Primarolo Strebing

My heart,thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Although I haven't seen you all in a very long time I have the most wonderful and crazy memories that I will keep with me forever. Love to you all R.I.P Jimmy Love Dee
Denise Primarolo Lollis

My heart goes out to the olmstead family.I worked with him at hemstroughts bakery for a couple of years.He was a very hard working man, and was very comical.It was a pleasure knowing him.
Al Rosado

Dear Deb, I was so very sorry about the passing of your Dad. The loss of a parent is one of the hardest things in life to deal with. Stay strong and find comfort in your friends, family, and in the happy memories that your Dad left you. Hugs to you and my deepest condolences to your whole family.
Terri Foster

Jimmy see you in that great meeting place in the sky. Save me a seat brother. Condolences to his family and prayers
Dennis Day

To all the family my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I had the honor to work with Jimmy at MVPC and he always made me laugh; he was a good man.He will be missed.
Wendy Owens

My heart goes out to Jim's family. He was a wonderful man, full of life and comedy. He always found a way to make you laugh and smile. His quick wit and sense of humor were what made him unique. MVPC will not be the same without him. RIP my friend!!! You will be missed!!!!
Kathy Briggs

We are so so sorry to hear about your dad. Too young to leave, but God must of wanted him back. We will always remember him and how nice he was to us. He can now hold his granddaughter in his arms for you Jaime. God bless him.
Jim and Dorothy Acquaviva

To all the family and friends of my dear brother Jim, I send my love and condolences ... especially to his three girls that he loved so much. Even though he danced to the beat of his own drum throughout most of his life, he was always there for the people that mattered most – even if they didn't realize it at the time. A man’s man, he stood for what he thought was right no matter the consequences and always had the back of anyone he considered family. The world will certainly be a less friendly place with his passing, and he will be sorely missed. Ride on, bro – you’re truly free now, and I look forward to being with you again someday in the loving arms of our heavenly father. Love ya – Squirm / Uncle Ernie.
Ernie Massaro

To the Olmstead family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Jimmy was a great guy, always ready to help anyone and had that smile on his face. I remember when he arrived on Bleecker St. so many years ago, becomming one of us over time. Jimmy you will be missed. I'm sure Chops is showing you the new east side you have just entered.
Bob Ollerenshaw

Gina and the Olmstead family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We have so many fond memories together. He will truly be missed.
Gloria Brewer & John Ollerenshaw

To Family and Friends: My prayers and thoughts are with you. Fond memories of many years from a teenboy to family man to carrying for others who couldn't care for themselves. Peace be with you all. RIP my friend!
Wanda Beck-Wooden

To the Olmstead family.Our hearts go out to you.So sorry for the loss. He will be dearly missed by all of us. The Hamacher Family

To Jamie,Gina and the Olmstead Family. Words cannot say how sorry I am for your loss. I talked with Jimmy on Friday and he was excited about getting the rack on his truck fixed so he could go canoeing. He was a great man and great friend who will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Our prayers are with you! RIP my friend, Brian.
Brian A. Underwood Jr.

To the Olmstead Family, When we got the news yesterday, we could not believe it. We just talked a few days ago, and we made plans to get together when we came home for a visit. Jimmy, you were a great Father,Grandfather, and a great friend. We're going to miss you. Our prayers are with you and your family. May you rest in peace. Your friends, Bob and Debbie
Bob Crouse and Debbie Barbero