Jon C. Oleinick passed away on May 17, 2022, at East Alabama Medical Center, Opelika, AL.
Jon was born in Queens, New York, and grew up in New York and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Ashland College with a degree in elementary education and attended graduate school at the University of Iowa where he met and married the love of his life Tracy. Together they attended grad school at California Institute of the Arts and moved to NYC to design lights for Brooklyn College. In NYC Jon worked for Rosco Labs and Rose Brand for the theatrical supply industry. Jon moved to Auburn in 1996 for Tracy’s job as a professor at Auburn. In Auburn Jon worked as a materials manager at Master Brand Cabinet.
Jon’s passion was coaching baseball. He coached Dixie Youth teams of 9- & 10-year-olds for 25 years. He taught young men to love the game and respect the rules.
Jon was preceded in death by his mother Cynthia, father Julius and his uncle Philip Shnapier.
He is survived by his wife and best friend of 45 years, Tracy Oleinick, his son Jason, daughter Anna, grandchildren Georgia, Jackson, Mackenzie, and Madison.
Visitation was held in the Parlor at Frederick-Dean Funeral Home Friday, May 20, 2022, and the Funeral service was at 11 a.m. with interment to be held at Auburn Memorial Park.
A memorial event for players and families of the Yankees teams he coached over the years will take place this summer in July, date and time to be announced.
In lieu of flowers: Please donate to Congregation Beth Shalom. A scholarship will be created in honor of Jon for local Auburn Dixie Youth families that may not be able to afford baseball fees every year.