Doris M. Olin, 80, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY —  Doris M. Olin, 80, Watertown, NY, passed Oct. 24, 2022, at Rome Memorial Hospital in Rome, NY.

Calling hours will be 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, at Hart & Bruce Funeral Home, 117 N. Massey St., Watertown. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, at Hart & Bruce Funeral Home with burial to follow in Sanford Corners Cemetery

Born Feb. 5, 1942, in Watertown, NY, a daughter of George and Ruth (Waterson) Lyng, she graduated from Immaculate Heart Academy.

She married Robert M. Olin Sr. on March 31, 1962, at the First Methodist Church in Watertown. Doris and her husband started their family and she raised her children while working from home as a bookkeeper for various businesses in the Watertown area. She worked at the Jefferson County clerk’s office. When her
children were then of age, she acquired her real estate license and worked for over 40 years servicing Watertown and surrounding areas. She worked for Coldwell Banker’s Ramada Reality for 29 years and was an Associate broker with Hunt ERA in Watertown and was currently working for Fort Drum Real-estate.

Doris earned numerous accolades and awards throughout her career. She acquired her real estate license to practice in other states as well as earned her brokers license.

She loved spending time with her family whether gathering for holidays or at their family summer home on Wellesley Island. Her hobbies included dancing with her late husband at every opportunity, cooking and baking for her family, playing piano and accordion in her youth, listening to music especially her Elvis, taking photographs of her family throughout their upbringing, and attending church. Her favorite holiday was Christmas and she found great joy in planning for and gifting her family with all the “practical” things she would find.

Amongst her survivors are her brother Donald (Joan) Lyng, Watertown, NY, her four children, Robert M. (Am) Olin Jr., Patrick M. (Melinda) Olin, Timothy M. (Betty) Olin, Suzette M. and Lee Castor, all of Watertown; a stepdaughter and her husband Linda and Charles Sanford, Brockport, NY; 11 grandchildren, David (Melissa) Sanford, Matthew (Julie) Sanford, Nikiera (Blaine) Robison, Robert M. Olin III, Easton Castor, Laur Faljean (Alison Wood), Braxton Castor,
Michaela Olin, Cieran (Justin) Edgar, Colton Castor, and Morgahn Olin (Noah Patton); four great-grandchildren, Zachary and Nicholas Sanford, Hudson Edgar, and Waylon Robison; several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, her beloved husband, Robert M. Olin Sr., a son, Russell C. Olin, a granddaughter, Meaghan Olin, and her brothers, Daniel C. and George Lyng, passed before her.

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