Frithjof Olsen, a retired architect, died on March 25, 2012, three weeks before his 103rd birthday. He was born in 1909 in Fevik, Norway, the seventh of nine children, to Ingeborg and Ole Christian Olsen.
He emigrated to America in 1929 and married Signe Henriksen, of Flekkefjord, Norway. Brooklyn, N.Y. was their home for 60 years, where Frithjof worked for the New York Port Authority in the World Trade Center.
In 2003, they moved to Alexandria, Va. to be closer to family. Signe died in 2009 after 73 years of marriage. Frithjof maintained strong ties to Fevik, returning for many visits. He held Norway and his loved ones dearly in his heart.
He is survived by his daughter Sonja Olsen Bloom (Peter Bloom), two grandchildren, Erik (Melissa Standen) and Linnea Bloom and two great-grand-children, Elio and Inez.