Alvar "Ollie" Erlandson


Age 91, passed away peacefully with his children by his side on October 1, 2017 at Golden Heights Personal Care Home, of Swissvale. Alvar was born Sept. 12, 1926 and was the beloved husband of the late Lois (Jones) Erlandson. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Annie Erlandson and his sister, Lillian Okonak (Jim); brother-in-law to Clair Jones and Robert Jones. Proud father to the late Linda Saulle and her surviving husband, Tom, Susan Doyle and her husband, Mike and Jeffrey Erlandson and his wife, Sherry. He is survived by his ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Uncle of the late Robert Okonak and Janet Barbeau. Alvar served in the Navy in WWII. After the war he married and started a family. He had many jobs. He owned and operated Cameo Cleaners in Swissvale, West Mifflin and Clairton. He served on council in Swissvale and was the Borough Secretary for many years. Alvar owned and operated the Turtle Creek News as a distributor of the Pittsburgh Press Newspaper in the Turtle Creek Valley from 1976-1992. He employed 100s of kids over those years as newspaper carriers. He loved working with the kids and was the manager for the Swissvale Little League for many years. He will be missed by all his family and friends. Friends received 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME, INC., 7441 Washington St., Swissvale. A Service will be celebrated at the funeral home on Friday morning 11 a.m.