August 28, 1930 ~ June 26, 2020

Born in: Bridgeport, CT
Resided in: Asheville, NC

On Friday, June 26th , 2020, Peter Oleinik, Jr., loving brother, husband, and father, passed away at age 89.

Peter was born on August 28th, 1930 in Bridgeport, CT. He received his mechanical engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, NY in 1952. He spent 36 years of his career at Bridgeport Brass Company in Bridgeport, CT. On May 24th , 1958, he married Marcella (Mitzi) Frend and they were married for 62 years.

Peter was a voracious reader and also enjoyed active pursuits such as woodworking, saltwater fishing, lobstering, and golf. He took pride in achieving four "hole in ones" at the Biltmore Forest Country Club in Asheville, NC. He was also a member of the Pequot Yacht Club in Southport, CT in his earlier years.

He is survived by his wife, Mitzi Oleinik, his two children, Susan Scherck of St. Louis, MO, and Peter Oleinik, III of Barrington, IL, his two grandchildren, Jennifer Scherck of Arlington, MA and Peter Scherck of St. Louis, MO, and his great-grandchild, Oliver Scherck-Lewis of Arlington, MA. He is also survived by his older brother, George Oleinik of Oceanside, CA.

In lieu of flowers, the family would welcome any contributions to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation (


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


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