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Lynn A Olzak
  • 64 years old
  • Date of birth: Nov 23, 1951
  • Place of birth:
    Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Date of passing: Oct 13, 2016
  • Place of passing:
    Walnut Creek, California, United States

Professor  Lynn Adrienne Olzak, PhD, passed away on October 13, 2016. Lynn passed peacefully after a month-long struggle with intestinal failure and several surgeries. Lynn was born on November 23, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois. She obtained Bachelors, Masters and PhD degrees from UC Santa Barbara, San Jose State University and UC Los Angeles, respectively. She married her husband, Erwin H. Johnson, in 1975. In addition to her husband she is survived by her two daughters, Kimberly and Michelle Johnson, and her sister, Professor Susan M. Olzak.

While working at Miami University, she was instrumental in getting many pre-optometry students, including those working in her lab, into the optometry school at Ohio State University and was proud of the work they did there. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made online to The Ohio State University Optometry General Scholarship Fund at

A memorial will be held on November 5th from 2-5 with a brief ceremony at 3:30. The memorial will be held at the house Lynn shared with her husband in Lafayette, CA. Please reach out to her husband at for the house address. 

Photos and memories to share with the family or for use in the memorial can be sent to Erwin at the above e-mail address. 

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Michelle Johnson


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