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Post# 456972   9/22/2022 at 12:43 (370 days old) by Vinvac (Dubuque IA)        

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Many of us here will remember Dave Olsen who was the Vacuum Cleaner Collectors Club treasurer for many years. Sadly he passed away early this morning. Dave worked for many years in the banking system only to later become ordained as an Episcopal Priest.

I had the opportunity at a convention held in the Milwaukee Wisconsin to attend church with Dave at the campus he attended during seminary. He used to joke that they were similar to catholic but without all the guilt.

We also held a convention in Portland Oregon where he resided and got to see some of his many collections, which included not only vacuums but telephones and cars.

Dave will be missed by his partner Peter Carney.

Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers!

This post was last edited 09/22/2022 at 15:02
Post# 456974 , Reply# 1   9/22/2022 at 14:17 (370 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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dav936, right?


Post# 456977 , Reply# 2   9/22/2022 at 15:01 (370 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
He was wonderful to The VCCC

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He took us on a tour of Portland during our convention there.  We also saw his beautiful home.

"Rest, well. faithful servant".

 Sadly, I'll add him to our VCCC memorial book.


Post# 456982 , Reply# 3   9/22/2022 at 16:46 (370 days old) by electrolux137 (Los Angeles)        

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Dave was a very nice person, kind and gracious. He had some beautiful old vacuum cleaners.


We visited him a few years ago in Palm Springs and went to his church with him.

Post# 456983 , Reply# 4   9/22/2022 at 17:31 (370 days old) by Thevacomaticiec (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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My sympathies to those who knew him

Post# 456984 , Reply# 5   9/22/2022 at 17:44 (370 days old) by Kloveland (Tulsa)        

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Last time I saw Dave was at the Spokane convention in 2018. I purchased the Eureka from him that I used at his house in 2011. Dave was a great guy and will be missed. Very generous man!

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Post# 456987 , Reply# 6   9/22/2022 at 21:06 (370 days old) by Vinvac (Dubuque IA)        

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That is correct.

Post# 456989 , Reply# 7   9/22/2022 at 22:35 (370 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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Thank you. I was friends with him on Facebook, so before I took him off my friends list, I left him a goodbye post.


Post# 456990 , Reply# 8   9/23/2022 at 00:28 (370 days old) by hygiene903 (Galion, OH)        

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So sorry to hear this. I remember him being the AAPA Treasurer, and if i remember right, i met him at the north Canton Convention. May he rest in peace.

Post# 456995 , Reply# 9   9/23/2022 at 10:29 (369 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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Dave was a very sweet person. I met him in 2006 in St. Louis and last time we met was in Spokane in 2018.
Fly high friend!! We love you and miss you

Post# 457064 , Reply# 10   9/26/2022 at 16:42 (366 days old) by Vinvac (Dubuque IA)        

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Dave's Funeral will be held on November 6th at 10am.


The Episcopal Parish of St. John the Baptist
6300 SW Nicol Rd
Portland, Or 97223

Dave's husbands name is Peter Carney.

Post# 457074 , Reply# 11   9/27/2022 at 09:40 (365 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Thanks, Morgan!

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I spoke with Chad and the board.  We will be dedicating the Christmas newsletter to Dave.

 The post Convention will be going out very soon.


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