Michael P. Olinits (1955-2022), 67, Pocono Lake

Dr. Michael P. Olinits (1955-2022), 67, passed into eternal life on August 21, 2022. Born in Parsons section of Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the late Peter and Marie (Maloney) Olinits. He will be missed immensely by his high school sweetheart and wife of 46 years Joyce (Williams) Olinits.

Dr. Olinits was of the Catholic faith. He was a proud member of both the American Dental and Pennsylvania Dental Associations. Dr. Olinits fulfilled his childhood dream of becoming a dentist. Upon graduating Temple Dental School, he practiced in Pocono Summit for 39 years. He was exceptionally proud of his profession and made many friends throughout his career.

Dr. Olinits was proud of his alma mater and loved cheering on the Boston College Eagles. Furthermore, he was a huge fan of the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. He attended numerous games and playoffs throughout the years.

Doc was preceded in death by his beautiful beloved daughter Amber Marie (2019) which surely he will be holding tightly in heaven; also his nephew Nicholas D. Polifko, brother-in-law, Gerald Williams, and his in-laws Anna-Marie and Donald Williams.

Left to cherish his memory in addition to his wife, Joyce are his sons Peter (wife Pam) and Michael (wife Marysia). His three grandsons Liam, Logan, and Kellan. Brother Robert Olinits and sister Donna Bartoletti. His four Godchildren Kevin, Sarah, A.J. and Anna Marie. He also had numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Giving back to the community was very important to Doc. Donations in his name
can be made to: St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen Po Box 1088 Wilkes-Barre, Pa 18703. https://www.dioceseofscranton.org/css/catholic-social-services/#help-buttons

Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery, Shavertown.