John R. Orlando Obituaries

Joseph J. Orlando, Sr.

Joseph J. Orlando, Sr., age 94, died peacefully Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at the Pennsylvania Soldiers & Sailors Home surrounded by his family.

He was born May 29, 1917 in Erie, a son of the late Carlo and Mary Vaccarello Orlando. He served in the United States Army Infantry during World War II in the Pacific Theatre at Ie Shima and Okinawa where he received the Bronze Star for valor.

He worked for the National Forge, retiring in 1979 and was a member of Saint Paul RC Church. Joseph enjoyed golfing, bowling, hunting, collecting coins and trips to Las Vegas with his wife Theresa. He especially loved spending time with his family and attending his grandchildren's sporting events.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Theresa A. Scutella Orlando and five sisters, Florence DiNicola, Angela Presogna, Armida Carbone, Josephine Scaerra and Anna Calabrese.

He is survived by two sons, Carlo N Orlando and wife Isabel and Joseph J. Orlando, Jr. and wife Patricia both of Erie; six grandchildren, Patricia Orlando Grazziano and husband Mike, Lesa Orlando Lewandowski and husband Eric of N.C., Joseph J. Orlando, III and wife Emily, Kathleen Orlando Robson and husband Scott of Saskatoon, SK, Donald Orlando and wife Laura, and Carlo Orlando, Jr., and eleven great-grandchildren, Angela & Sara Purchase, Kaitlyn, Grace and Quinn Orlando, Joseph IV and Elle Orlando, Ava and Alek Lewandowski, and Malia and Ciana Robson. Also surviving are several nephews and nieces.

Friends are invited to call at the John R. Orlando Funeral Home Inc., 2122 Raspberry Street, on Sunday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and may attend a service there on Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at Saint Paul RC Church, 1617 Walnut Street, at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.

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