Kenneth C. Olson, 94, of Hamden, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 11, 2016 at the St. Raphael Campus of Yale New Haven Hospital.  He was the husband of Gertrude Illingworth Olson. Kenneth was born in New Haven on March 21, 1921; son of the late Axel and Sylvia Swanson Olson. He served his country faithfully in the US Navy during WWII; was on the USS Eisner DE 192 in both Atlantic and Pacific theaters; had worked for High Standard for 30 years retiring from Safety Electric and in his younger years was active in many local baseball leagues. Father of Craig Olson, Paul Olson and the late Thomas Olson. Grandfather of Ryan, Sydney, Zachary, Hunter and Mary Sarah Olson. Brother of Esther Wolfel and the late Margaret Olson.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside funeral service in All Saints Cemetery, Friday morning at 11:00. There will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of ones choice. The North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue has been entrusted with the arrangements.