Ralph Adrien Olivier of Landenberg

Ralph Adrien Olivier, 62, of Landenberg, died Wednesday, Nov. 25 at his home. He was the husband of Carol Blevins Olivier, with whom he shared 25 years of marriage.

Born in Fall River, Mass., he was a son of Adrian Olivier of Newark, Del., and the late Ruth Hoehn Olivier.

Ralph graduated high school from the American School of Paris, and was a graduate of Cornell University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in architectural design. He was also a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity to which he was deeply committed.

A self-employed architect and a member of the American Institute of Architects, he had a passion for historic preservation. His professional career included designing custom homes and additions, professional and public buildings, and even a control room for an oil refinery in Abu Dhabi. He was a board member of the Franklin Township Planning Commission, Historical Architectural Review Board, and the Historical Commission.

He was an avid reader, a photographer, a history buff who greatly enjoyed comedic, old movies, a skilled pianist, and a dedicated member of the German Club in Newark. He enjoyed woodworking, going to auctions, traveling, spending time at his family beach home, and together with his wife Carol, he took pleasure in bird watching especially on their visits to Arizona and Utah.

In addition to his wife, Ralph is survived by his father, Andy, two brothers, Keith and his wife Christine, and Terry and his wife Peggy; and two nieces, Bethany and Brooke Olivier.

You are invited to visit with Ralph’s family and friends from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home Inc. (610-444-4116), 250 W State Street, Kennett Square, Pa 19348.  A service celebrating his life will follow.  Interment will be held privately. To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit www.griecocares.com.

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