David A. Olmsted Jr.


Auburn – David A. Olmsted Jr., 59, of Auburn, passed away Sunday, May 7, at his home.

He was born in New York City on Dec. 11, 1947, a son of David and Elizabeth (Seimers) Olmsted. After graduating from high school in Willimantic, Conn., he lived and worked in California. He served in the Army from 1972 through 1975 as a data analyst. He became a licensed X-Ray technician in 1984, and worked for Associated Mobile X-Ray & EKG in Maine, and most recently was employed by Office Max in Auburn.

On Jan. 8, 2000, he married Susan Gagnon at a small ceremony in Auburn. For the past six and a half years, they enjoyed a wonderful marriage and took great joy in sharing in the lives of their families. It was the sparkle in his eyes and the smile on his face that captured most people’s attention.

He loved to travel and to watch baseball. An avid Red Sox fan, watching the Red Sox win the World Series Championship in 2004 was a great experience for him. A kind and gentle man, he was a friend to any animal in need, and especially loved dogs. He was completely dedicated to his beloved Black Lab, Critter, and his Jack Russell Terrier, Wishbone.

He is survived by his wife, Susan; two stepsons, Jeffrey Gagnon and wife, Wendy (Giard), Peter Gagnon and fiance, Melissa Herman; two brothers, Richard and his wifem Marge, Gerry and his wifem Judy; one sister; Pat (Olmsted) Martin and her husbandm Bill; and several nieces and nephews. He will be sadly missed by his neighbors, family and friends, but the celebration of his life will continue.

He was predeceased by his parents, David and Elizabeth (Seimers) Olmsted.