Oliver, Joseph P.July 6, 2012
SUMMERFIELD, FL- Joseph P. “Joe” Oliver, 73, formerly of Delmar, passed away on July 6, 2012 in Summerfield, Florida after a short illness.
A devoted husband and father, Joe was born in Albany to the late Vincent and Margaret (Cahill) Oliver. Joe graduated from the Christian Brothers Academy and served in the United States Coast Guard. Upon leaving the service, he graduated from Russell Sage College and Siena College. In 1962, Joe married his wife of 50 years, Carol Burns Oliver, and started their family.
Joe enjoyed a very successful career in both the public and private sector. Joe worked in various capacities in the State of New York in the emerging information technology field between 1976 and 1995. His accomplishments included development and acquisition of the world’s largest computer of its time for the Department of Social Services (DSS) in 1977, and oversaw the design, development and maintenance of the State’s welfare management systems for both New York City and the rest of the State. He retired as Director of Project Support for the DSS Office of Technology in 1995. After leaving public service, Joe began a second career as a private sector consultant providing IT services to a broad range of commercial, industrial and governmental clients for the past 16 years. In the 1970s and 1980s, Joe was also active as coach and manager in the Tri Village Little League in Delmar. Joe was an avid golfer, and a loyal fan of the New York Giants and the Siena Saints basketball team.
Joe is survived by his wife, Carol Burns Oliver; his sister Marcia Oliver Carswell of Honeyoe Falls, NY; five children: Maureen Farrar (Kevin Farrar) of Waterford; Nancy Oliver of Delmar; Timothy Oliver of Lincoln, Nebraska, Jeffery Oliver (Kelly Oliver) of Rotterdam, and Kevin Michael Oliver of Albany, as well as his grandchildren Colleen Farrar and John Farrar of Waterford and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 9:30 am in St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 391 Delaware Ave. Albany. Relatives and friends are invited and may also call at the Daniel Keenan Funeral Home, Inc., 490 Delaware Ave. Friday, July 13, 2012 from 4-8 pm. Interment will follow the Mass in Calvary Cemetery, Glenmont.
Contributions may be made to St. Margaret’s Center, 27 Hackett Blvd. Albany, NY 12208.