Charles O. Olsen, 87, Navy veteran and dock master for Norfolk Yacht & Country Club

Charles O. Olsen, 87, of Virginia Beach, passed away on November 14, 2015 surrounded by his loving family.

Chuck was born on March 28, 1928 to the late Odin Olsen and Ethel Costick in Brooklyn, NY. Chuck (Olie) faithfully served 20 yrs. in the US Navy with the Amphibious Assault Group stationed at Little Creek, Norfolk. After retirement from the Navy, he was the Manager at Club 57 Little Creek Base and then later employed 10 years as Dock Master for Norfolk Yacht & Country Club.

Charles is survived by his daughters, Carla Carpenter and Kathryn Costanza; two sons, Charles O. Olsen, Jr., and Michael Olsen; 7 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and several grandnieces and nephews.

Charles is preceded in death by his wife, Marina R. Olsen and daughter, Sharon R. Jackson.

Chuck was an active golfer, swimmer, fishing and boating enthusiast. He was a long term member of the VA Beach Parks and Recreation Centers.

Family received friends on November 20, 2015 at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, 5345 Virginia Beach Blvd., VA Beach, followed by a funeral service, with Fr. Cristiano Brito officiating. Altmeyer Funeral Home-Maestas Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Olsen family. Share your thoughts and memories of Charles at

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