Kyle D. Olinger, 53, originally from Kutztown, PA passed away unexpectedly on April 18, 2019 due to medical complications in a 15 year battle with paralysis and amputations resulting from being shot in the line of duty as a police officer.
Born in Reading PA, he was the son of Warren and Ruth Ann (Hertzog) Olinger of Oley, PA. He was the husband of Jeana Olinger, father of Justin K. Olinger, stepfather of Nathaniel (Brittani) King, grandpa of Bailey, Ashlynn, and Bradley, better known to them as Opa.
After proudly serving in the United States Marine Corps, Kyle became a police officer and academy instructor in the Reading Police Department. He then moved to the Montgomery County MD police department where he was shot in the line of duty.
Kyle graduated from Kutztown Area High School in 1983, graduated from UMBC with a bachelor’s in History and Secondary Education. He has a master’s in Acupuncture from Tai Sophia Institute, and was working on his doctorate. Kyle was a Sensei in Ki No Kawa Aikido and established a martial arts Dojo in Mt. Airy, MD. He was a Master Mason at Epes Randolph Lodge 32, Tucson AZ.
In addition to his loving wife, Kyle is survived by his sisters Leanne K. Olinger Moyer of Oley and Rebecca J. Magee (Daniel) of Marlton N.J., Also surviving are two nephews and four nieces, Andrew and Lynne Moyer (Samuel Waite), Conor, Shannon, Mary Kate, and Reilly Magee, one great nephew, Clayton, and a large group of loyal friends.
A memorial service will be held Montgomery County MD, date to be announced.