Holly DiMicco Olson, 58, of Sellersville, passed away at home on May 1, 2019, after an extended battle with ovarian cancer.
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Holly was born on September 2, 1960, to Anthony DiMicco and Charlene Brown DiMicco in Bristol, PA. Holly graduated from the George School in Newtown, PA. Holly married Thomas Olson on May 29, 1993, in Langhorne, PA.
Holly enjoyed many roles early in her career, including at a print shop, a doctor’s office in California, and at Richboro MRI. Later, she found her true calling as Coordinator for Bucks Quarter for the Religious Society of Friends (Quaker). This position leveraged her strengths in organization and communication between the local Quaker community and the wider Quaker and non-Quaker community at large. Her true gifts were helping people, spreading love, and touching people’s hearts and minds. These gifts will live on through the continued actions of those who knew and loved her.
Holly’s love of animals cannot be overstated. Through her mother's fifty years of experience breeding German Shepherds, Holly developed a lifelong love of dogs, from her first cherished pets as a little girl to her last pack of five dogs: “Lucy,” “Dana,” “George,” “Henry,” and “Nimbus.” Holly’s love of animals was not limited to dogs and included guinea pigs, pot-bellied pigs, rats, goats, horses, cows, and the list goes on.
Holly and Tom also fostered and adopted dogs over the years. Holly volunteered for the Bucks County SPCA for many years, helping to care for and train many dogs, along with working with and supporting many animal rescue and care organizations, like Quakertown Veterinary Clinic’s Angel Fund and K911 Lost Dog Search.
Holly was also involved in the creation of the “Food for Friends” program that continues to feed the homeless in Lower Bucks County at Fallsington Friends Meeting.
Holly’s last project was the memorial on October 6, 2018, for the forgotten slaves buried at Middletown Friends Meeting. Holly served as the committee coordinator, bringing together a diverse group of people from inside and outside the Meeting community, all of whom worked for months on the project, which culminated in a glorious day spent recognizing and memorializing these forgotten souls.
Holly is survived by her husband, Thomas Olson, of Sellersville, PA; brothers, David DiMicco (Meagan Longcore), of Solebury, PA; and Bruce (Debbie) DiMicco, of Newtown PA; sister, Veronica (DiMicco) Clime (Fred); step-daughter, Joan (Olson) Bertone, son-in-law, Kyle Bertone, and granddaughter, Olivia Bertone, all of Hershey, PA; nieces, Inga Mitchell-DiMicco, Gioia DiMicco, and Grace Mitchell-DiMicco; nephews, Gary Clime and Jason Clime; and too many friends to name.
Holly was an ardent environmentalist. This extended to her own plan for a green burial. Holly is interred in the green burial section of Middletown Monthly Meeting’s Burial Ground, located in Langhorne, PA.
A memorial service for Holly will be held on June 22, 2019, at 11:00 AM at Middletown Friends Meeting, 453 West Maple Avenue, Langhorne, PA, 19047.
In lieu of flowers, Holly requested that donations be made in her honor to the Quakertown Veterinary Clinic Angel Fund or K911 Lost Dog Search.
Donations to the QVC Angel Fund may be made online at http://www.quakertownvetclinic.com or by check made payable to QVC Animal Care Foundation and mailed to Quakertown Veterinary Clinic, 2250 N. Old Bethlehem Pike, Quakertown, PA 18951. If you make your donation through the PayPal link on the QVC website, you can click on the “add special instructions” button to note that your donation is being made in Holly’s honor.
Donations to K911 Lost Dog Search may be made online at https://k911lostdogsearch.org/holly-dimicco-olson or by check made payable to K911 Lost Dog Search mailed to PO Box 1242, Quakertown, PA 18951.
Thank you to all the health care providers over the last 21 months at Doylestown Hospital and the Hanjani Institute for Gynecologic Oncology (Holly’s Team: Dr. Joel Sorosky, Jimmy McCann and Gwen Salkind).
Special thanks to Holly’s Care Team, coordinated by Susan Vorwerk. Bless you for all for your care, time, and love during Holly’s time in hospice. Thanks to all that could visit and to all that wanted to visit. Thanks for all the love. Holly loved you all.