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Nazareth’s First Principal Brother John Olsen (Thaddeus) Dies

Nazareth’s First Principal Brother John Olsen (Thaddeus) passed to eternal life on Wednesday, October 8th at Nazareth Home. Brother John lived a full life as a Xaverian Brother. He entered the Congregation from Resurrection parish in Brooklyn in 1947. His talent and love of Catholic education were recognized early and he was made Assistant Principal at Xaverian High School in Brooklyn where he served from 1958-1962. During this time he earned his MS in Education at Saint John’s University where he would also earn his doctorate in 1971. John served as the first Principal at Nazareth High School from 1962-1965.

Funeral Arrangements:

Location: St Xavier High School Chapel
1609 Poplar Level Rd, Louisville, KY 40217

Visitation: Monday, October 13th 4-6pm
Funeral: Tuesday, October 14th 10am
Reception following Burial