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Avalon Cemetery, Santa Catalina Island

OLSEN, John Edward (1955-2000)[SS#573-88-3393], drowned in a diving accident at Santa Catalina Island on May 27, 2000. He was 45 years old.

Olsen is buried in Avalon Cemetery, Santa Catalina Island.

In the News~

June 1, 2000 [LAT]: “Search and rescue teams continued to patrol the ocean around a popular dive park Wednesday, searching for a scuba diver who disappeared over the weekend. John Edward Olsen, 44, went diving with a friend Saturday afternoon and has not been seen since. The two friends agreed to meet at the steps at the Casino Dive Park, a popular undersea destination with sunken ships and other signs of buried treasure. But when the friend surfaced at 1:15 p.m., Olsen did not show up.”