Armand Olevano

Armand J. Olevano, Jr., 71, of Endwell, NY and Sarasota, FL, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. He is predeceased by his parents, Armand Sr. and Nina Olevano; his brother, Thomas James and his first wife, Donna (Wheeland) Olevano. Armand is survived by his loving wife, Barbara (Carden) Olevano; son, Thomas Olevano; daughter, Sharon Olevano; stepdaughters, Annette (Tim) McDaniels and Nicole (Greg) Derick; grandchildren, Sydney, Evan and Nicholas Derick, and Ellia McDaniels; sister, Anne Louise (Dr. Octavio) Chirino; brother-in-law, Gary (Rosemary) Carden; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and the "Best Ever" UE Class of 1965. Armand served in the US Army and was a lifelong musician and belonged and played in many Bands in New York and Florida. In New York he played in his band, Night Sounds, and with Jazz Exchange, Melody Masters, Kirby Band and others. In Florida he played in his band, Sophisticated Swing Big Band, and with Gentlemen of Jazz, Savory Swing, Southshore Brass Quintet and others. He performed the National Anthem with Louie G. Augostini at many area events. Armand was a member in the Optimist Club, Sons of Italy, German Club Band, BCC Jazz Ensemble, Endicott Elks, Venice Florida American Legion and the Windjammers Organization and Band. Armand promoted "Keep America's Jazz Music Alive." The family would like to thank all the Doctors, Nurses and Medical Staff for their dedicated and compassionate care to Armand, especially these last 6 months. A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, January 4, 2019 at the Central United Methodist Church, 17 Nanticoke Ave., Endicott. The family will receive friends at the Church from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service. In Lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Armand's name to the Central UMC Memorial Fund, 17 Nanticoke Ave., Endicott, NY 13760.