ELMWOOD PARK, N.J.-- Kazimierz T. Olik, 68, died Tuesday, Nov. 17.
Born in Hosznia Abramowska, Poland, Olik was a firefighter before joining the Polish Army, becoming a commando with the elite Red Beret (Czerwony Berety) in Krakow. He also completed 22 jumps as a paratrooper and earned a bronze medal in skiing.
He came to the United States in 1971, and lived in Clifton before moving to Elmwood Park 38 years ago.
Olik was a mason for Jon Construction in Saddle Brook, specializing in fireplaces for 35 years before retiring in 2009. He was a parishioner of St. Stanislaus Kostka R.C. Church in Garfield.
He was the beloved husband of Karolina (nee Korgul); devoted father of Zbigniew Olik, and his wife Jennifer of Freehold; Kevin Olik, and his wife Lisa of Clifton; Danuta Espinosa, and her husband Robert, of Garfield; Monica Olik of Elmwood Park; loving grandfather of Jonathan, Jessica, and Dylan; dear brother of Stefan Olik of Elmwood Park, and Lucyna Stec of Garfield.
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