Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Obituary - Leonard Orlando (August 25, 1915 - January 14, 2013)

Leonard Orlando, 97, a lifelong Crivitz resident passed away on Monday , January 14, 2013.

Leonard OrlandoBorn in the Athlestane area on August 25, 1915 to Antone and Mary (Porfilio) Orlando, he was a cattle dealer and farmer his entire life, retiring in 2011 when he sold the last of his cattle. On June 18, 1949 he married the former Myra Frost of Mountain, WI and together they celebrated 63 years of marriage. Besides his wife, Myra, he is survived by daughters Jean (Lee) Edges of Green Bay and Joan (Tweet) Netzel of Crivitz and a son, Leonard K. (Tony) (Dianne) of Green Bay; grandchildren Rhonda (William) Uelmen of Bonduel, Brad (Heidi) Netzel of Germantown, and Dan and Kristin Orlando of Green Bay; great-grandchildren Cooper and Griffin Uelmen and Jack, Nate and Will Netzel. He is further survived by four brothers; John (Marie), Carl (Pat), Ralph (Pat), and Paul (Virginia) Orlando; two sisters; Stella Frontczak and Annie Katers and sister-in-laws, Vi Orlando and Lil Orlando.

Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and friends. He was preceded in death by two brothers; Arthur and Louis Orlando and two sisters; Helen Alpern and Josephine Orlando; a son-in-law, Ron Netzel; brothers-in-law, Al Frontczak, Orville Katers and Walt Alpern; a sister-in-law Sharon Orlando and a nephew, John (Jake) Orlando. Family and friends may call at the Rhodes- Charapata Funeral Home in Crivitz from 9:00 AM until the time of service at 12:00 noon on January 18, 2013 with Pastor Lina Wittman officiating. Interment will be in the Forest Home Cemetery in Crivitz. The family would like to thank the staff at Manor Care West and Unity Hospice for the care provided to Leonard.

Source - Rhodes Charapata Funeral Home

Obituary - Salvatore Orlando (1939 - 2015)

ORLANDO (Salvatore):
Born Sinagra, Messina, Italy 20.6.1939. Passed away 26.7.2015. Loving husband of Francesca. Father of Catarina, Marina, Renata, Napolina, Giulietta and Giorgina. Loved Father-in-law of Joe, Cosimo, John, Steve and Michael. Doting Grandfather to Tano and Chloe, Marco and Jeneva, Jessica, Anthony, Domenic, Julian, Lucian and Sophie.

ORLANDO (Salvatore):
My Dear Turi, Behind that hard exterior was a soft and gentle heart who wanted nothing but the best for his family. We shared a colourful and memorable 52 years.
Rest in Peace Mio Caro, knowing I will be well looked after by our greatest achievement, our six beautiful girls.
Your loving wife, Franca.

ORLANDO (Salvatore):
Papa, you always said that life is like a wheel that turns, a cycle that begins where it ends. You used your rich creative hands full of loving natural purpose to give all who knew you the gift of nature's beauty and a home where all felt welcome. The happy memories we shared will always make us smile. Thank you for teaching us the value of family. We will always be there for each other unconditionally. We will look after Mum and love you forever.
Your loving daughters and families.

Published in The West Australian on July 29, 2015

Funeral Service Information from Bowra & O'Dea

The Funeral Mass for Mr Salvatore Orlando of Yokine will be celebrated in St Kieran's Catholic Church, Cnr Cape and Waterloo Streets, Osborne Park commencing at 10:15am on FRIDAY (31/07/2015). The cortege will leave the church at the conclusion of the Mass and arrive at the main entrance of KARRAKATTA Cemetery, Railway Road, Karrakatta at 12 noon for a Burial Service. Vigil Prayers and Rosary will be recited in St Kieran's Church, Osborne Park at 7pm on THURSDAY (30.07.2015).

Monday, May 04, 2015

Obituary - John Albert Orlando (February 4, 1962 - December 1, 2011)

John A. “Jake” Orlando, age 49, Appleton resident and formerly of Chilton, died unexpectedly on Thursday, December 1, 20ll.

John Albert OrlandoJohn was born to John B. and Sharon (Meyer) Orlando in Athelstane, WI on February 4, 1962. John Graduated from Chilton High School. He worked for many years at Chilton Metal Products and was currently employed as a truck driver for Valley Express LLC in Oshkosh, WI. On September 25, 1997 he married Patty Vandenberg.

He is survived by his wife; Patty of Appleton a son Branden of Chilton, his father; John (Marie) Orlando of Crivitz, 3 sisters; Linda (Donald) Netzel of Crivitz, Bonnie (Stephen) Kartheiser of North Fond du lac and Suzanne (David) Cosentino of Athelstane, mother-in-law Shirley Vandenberg of Appleton, Sister-in-laws; Brenda Sanders of Green Bay, Linda (Alan) Surprise of Little Chute, brother-in-laws Brian Vandenberg of Green Bay, Jeff (Doris) Vandenberg of Hortonville, many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He is preceded in death by his mother Sharon Orlando and father-in-law Kenneth Vandenberg. Friends may call at the Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home (801 George St.) in Crivitz December 5, Monday from 9a.m. until time of Funeral at 11a.m. Burial in Forest Home Cemetery in Athelstane. “You will be missed very much. “ We Love You!”

Source - Rhodes Charapata Funeral Home

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Obituary - Peter Orlando (March 16, 1917 - May 17, 2013)

Peter Orlando age 96, Wausaukee resident passed away peacefully Friday May 17 at Newcare Convalescent Center in Crivitz.

Peter OrlandoHe was born to the late Frank and Marietta Orlando on March 16, 1917. Peter married the former Audrey Alsteen June 28, 1948 in Iron Mountain, MI. He served in the Army during WWII. The couple resided in Wausaukee where he was a cattle dealer until retirement. He loved spending time with his family and the fellowship with church friends. Peter enjoyed his gardening and sharing his produce with family and friends.

Surviving are his five children Delores (Steve) Naragon of Colgate, WI, Robert Orlando of Wausaukee, Roger (Heidi) Orlando of Fond du Lac, William (Anita) Orlando of Wausaukee, Scott Orlando, Troy, MI., 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, three brothers, Joe (Joyce), Nick and Charlie Orlando and two sisters Julie Lutynski and Laura Debalek. Preceded in death by his loving wife Audrey, parents, step mother Lucy (Porfilio) Orlando, brother Mike and two sisters, Rose and Florence. Friends may call at the Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home in Crivitz Wednesday May 22, from 9 a.m. until time of Service at 11 a.m., Luther Raine and Rob Eberhardt officiating and burial in the Evergreen Cemetery in Wausaukee.

Source - Rhodes Charapate Funeral Home (WI)

Monday, March 23, 2015

Obituary - Tom Orlando

ORLANDO (Currantarmuid, Athenry and Boston, U.S.A.) - April 12, 2006 (peacefully), in the loving care of the staff of Unit 8, Merlin Park Regional Hospital, Tom, beloved husband of Tricia Cunningham; deeply regretted by his sons Tommy and Seán, daughter Denise, brother, sister, son-in-law, granddaughters, the Cunningham family, relatives and friends. R.I.P. Funeral Service today (Saturday) at 12 noon in the Church of The Assumption, Athenry, followed by burial in New Cemetery, Athenry. Family flowers only; donations in lieu to Unit 8, Merlin Park Regional Hospital.

Published in The Irish Times newspaper on Saturday, 15 April 2006

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Obituary - Adolph C Orlando

Orlando, Judge Adolph

Adolph C. Orlando, a retired New York State Court of Claims Judge and former interim Justice of the New York State Supreme Court, died at his Pelham Manor home on Saturday, November 16, 2013. Judge Orlando was 93. Judge Orlando was born in the Bronx to Joseph and Jenny (nee Militana) Orlando. He attended New York City public schools graduating from DeWitt Clinton High School in 1938. He went on to undergraduate and legal studies at St. John's University. During that time his studies were interrupted by four years of service in the United States Army during World War II. Judge Orlando was a survivor of the Christmas Eve Torpedoing of the Leopoldville and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. After a career in private practice Judge Orlando was appointed an interim Justice of the New York Supreme Court by Governor Nelson Rockefeller in 1969. He was later appointed by Governor Rockefeller to the New York State Court of Claims from which he retired. After retirement, Judge Orlando continued to serve as a Judicial Hearing Officer.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Mary Rose (nee Marino) and his four children, Joseph, Francis (Noreen), Genevieve Vaccariello (Richard), and Adolph (Debra); ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Viewing at Giordano's Funeral Home, 1727 Crosby Avenue, Bronx, NY. Mass of Christian Burial at Blessed Sacrament Church, 15 Shea Place, New Rochelle, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made.

Published - The Journal News 19th November 2013

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Obituary - Margaret Jackette Orlando

Formerly of Heritage Hills died peacefully on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at Rockland Place, Wilmington, DE. Born in Yonkers, New York, she was the daughter of Joseph and Lillian Jackette. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nicholas Orlando, her daughter, Marlene Gagliardi, her two sisters Genevieve Rusnack and Helen Perkins and her brother, Joseph Jackette and her special friend, Mario Pandolfi.

Margaret worked for many years in the finance and accounting fields. Her travels took her throughout the USA including Alaska and Hawaii, Bermuda, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Mexico and Austria.

Margaret's indomitable and lively spirit and her wonderful sense of humor will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege to know her. She will be especially missed by her daughter, Susan Nilstoft Dobraniecki and her husband, Stephen. Her four grandsons, Brian Nilstoft and his wife, Laura of Hockessin, DE; Erik Nilstoft of Fort Collins, CO; John Gagliardi and his wife, Christine of Wingdale, NY; James Gagliardi and his wife, Jessica of North Brunswick, NJ; the joy of her life , five great grandchildren: Emma and Kate Nilstoft; Jenna and Ava Gagliardi and Matthew Gagliardi; her step-grandchildren, Jamie and Ilka Dobraniecki, their children Ethan and Camilla; Lauren Hawkins and her husband David; her sister, Rosemarie Bartko and her many nieces and nephews.

A Mass in her honor will be held at 11:30 am, March 21 at St. Joseph's in Croton Falls, NY.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Peter's School, 204 Hawthorne Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10705.

For online condolences, please visit

(302) 478-7100

Published in the The Journal News on Mar. 17, 2011

Friday, March 20, 2015

Obituary - Elizabeth P. (Pellegrino) Orlando

Of Natick, formerly of Medford, February 19. Beloved wife of the late Benedict A. Orlando. Devoted mother of Elizabeth Bonomi of Brighton, Denise Orecchio and her husband Louis of Woburn. Loving grandmother of Nancy Eldridge, David Bonomi and Alison Orecohio. Loving great-grandmother of Matthew and Lauren Eldridge, Alexandra and Isabella Bonomi. Dear sister of Angela Bursey, Frank Pellegrino, Eleanor Cook, Mary Manning, Pauline Fontas, Jeanette Angrisano, John Pellegrino, Virginia Burnett the late Victoria O'Connell and Esther Cammarata.

Funeral from the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St, MEDFORD Friday at 8AM followed by a funeral Mass celebrated in St. Raphael Church, 512 High Street, Medford, at 9 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Thursday 4 thru 8. Services will conclude with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. For directions, obituary and guestbook please visit Dello Russo Funeral Home (781) 396-9200 Medford - Woburn

Published - The Boston Globe February 21st, 2007

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Obituary - Jacob Richard Orlando

MONTGOMERY — Jacob Richard Orlando, 84, of 55 Sherwood Drive, passed away Thursday, Mar. 8, 2007, at the Gatehouse Hospice Center, Williamsport.

He was a native of Lynn, Massachuttes.

Jacob was an Army veteran of World War II, and participated in the central European campaign.
He was an over-the-road truck driver in New England for over 35 years, where he was a member of the Teamster Union. His C.B. handle was "Cheese N Crackers." Following his retirement in 1976, he relocated to the area.

He attended Sonshine Christian Church, Williamsport.

He was a 36 year member of the United Commercial Travelers of America, an organization devoted to the betterment of special needs people. He was named Counselor of the Year in 1995. He was a member of Central PA Chapter National Historical Railroad Society, the VFW, Turbotville, American Legion, Watsontown, and Fraternal Order of Eagles, Milton.

He enjoyed reading, playing cards, and the company of his companion, Louise Yerger of Linden.

He is survived by a step-son, Leroy and his wife Kathy Mitch of Watsontown; one step-granddaughter, Melissa Mitch; one sister and brother.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Amanda "Betty" Phillips Mitch; one brother and sister.

Friends may call from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Cronrath Funeral Home, Inc., 308 Main Street, Watsontown, where the funeral will be conducted at 3, with the Rev. Ronald Savits, of Newberry United Church of Christ officiating.

Internment with full military honors will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Watsontown Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jacob's memory may be made to the S.P.C.A., 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701 or to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Published in The Daily Item 9th March 2007 (PA)

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Obituary - RoseMary Orlando (1970 - 2013)

RoseMary Orlando of Thornwood, NY passed away suddenly on Sunday, June 30th 2013. She was 43 years old. RoseMary was born on March 16, 1970 at Women's Hospital in Manhattan to the late Milton Antonio & Mary Helen (Velez) Pagan. She graduated from Dominican Commercial High School in Queens in 1988. She held several positions of employment, but her most memorable ones were her management positions at Waldenbooks in Thornwood & Barnes & Noble in White Plains. Her passions includes her family, her movies, her music, her video games & of course, her books. She is survived by her devoted husband, Peter, her loving son, Christopher, her sisters, Doris Vega, Elizabeth Pagan, Myrna Mateo, Laura Seda, her brother, Milton Pagan & her many nieces & nephews. She is predeceased by her first husband, Richard Reina. Visiting at Hawthorne Funeral Home on Saturday July 6,2013 2-6 PM.

21 West Stevens Ave.
Hawthorne, New York 10532

Published The Journal News 5th July 2013

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

1861 Census (UK) - Francisco V Orlando

The Census for the United Kingdom taken in 1861 was conducted on the night of Sunday 7th April.

Below is the full page relevant for the Orlando study for crew and other passengers of HMS Renown.

The image below shows the Orlando reference on line 10 of the same census with a transcription and the citation below.

Francisco V ORLANDO
Aged 21 years
Birth year 1840
Rank - Bandsman
Born Palermo Sicily
Vessel HMS (Royal Navy) Renown
Docked Beirut Syria

Source Citation
Class: RG 9; Piece: 4435; Folio: 129; Page: 27; GSU roll: 543282

The National Archives, Kew and sourced via Ancestry

HMS Renown

Commissioned 3rd December 1857 and was a 91 gun second rate ship (Revenge Class), with a crew of 860. It spent most of it's time in the Europe. In March 1861 it docked in Beirut where it remained until 5th August when it sailed for Malta. On 25th September 1861 it was paid off into reserve and was sold to Prussia in 1870 before being broken up in 1892.

Obituary - Vence Orlando (1955 - 2014)

May 16, 1955-November 20, 2014

Vence Franklin Orlando was born May 16, 1955 in Wichita, KS to Emelio "Ace" & Shirley Orlando and went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 20, 2014 at age 59. The oldest of three children, brother to Tony Orlando and Tammy Orlando Merriman. Vence met the love of his life, Debbie and daughter Andrea, in 1982 and were married in 1984. Vence was employed in the melon industry most of his life working for Lindemann Farms/Produce, Hammond Ranch/Gold Rush Produce and lastly, Legend Produce. He traveled to Central America, Florida, Arizona as well as California, teaching and monitoring the growing of melons. He was very astute at what he did and even UC Davis called upon him to help identify diseases in the plants. He had the nickname "Melon King of the San Joaquin". Vence was always willing to help when needed. He served as a 4-H Leader, FFA Ag Booster and attended all of his daughter's events showing her animals, attended every parade she marched in or school function she was involved in. He was very proud of her and bragged about her to everyone, and rightfully so.

Vence was unfortunate to have two serious illnesses in his last 22 years of life, the last one lasting 11 years that finally took him home to his final resting place. However, he never let it get him down. He never once questioned his Lord as to why him. He just told everyone what his friend George Lindemann told him, "You just play with the cards you're dealt". He was truly a strong, courageous man, loving life to the fullest. Whether going to San Francisco to the Giants or 49er games, partying with his friends, or having to lay in bed and just watch tv, he did all with enthusiasm like no other. When he was feeling good, he would sing along to every theme song to every tv show and mimic the commercials. He had an amazing sense of humor that he never lost, up until his last day on earth, he always had something funny to say. Vence was an avid Giants and 49er fan. He never missed a game, whether in person or on tv and had recently started his bobble-head collection, which he showed to anyone who came to visit.

Early this year, Debbie brought home a puppy, Bonnie. On weekends he would talk his wife into getting him a maple bar and of course, donut holes for Bonnie, which he had to be the one to give them to her. Little did he know, all she did was hide them in between the sofa cushions!.

In addition to being a 4-H leader and involved with FFA Ag Boosters, Vence was in the Dos Palos Lions Club and served as Club President as well as other offices and also served on the California Melon Research Board.

Vence was preceeded in death by his parents, Emelio & Shirley Orlando, grandparents Mike & Serafina Orlando, Albert Richey, Cora Richey McEver & Pete McEver. He is survived by his wife, Debbie Orlando, daughter Andrea Thomas (Patrick), brother Tony Orlando (Cathie), sister Tammy Orlando Merriman, niece Amanda Walker (Lorenzo), nephews Joey Orlando, Austin & Jared Merriman, as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

We would like to thank his many caregivers throughout the years for the wonderful care given him and friendships made, the nursing staff of Mercy Medical Care, Dr. Michael Azevedo and Dr. Jason Mevi and his awesome staff for the outstanding care given to him! I could not have made it without any of you! To everyone who ever came to visit, help purchase his van, or bestowed other acts of kindness - From the very bottom of our hearts, Thank you!

Donations made be made to Dos Palos Lions Club noting Vence Orlando Fund,
or Funeral Services will be Friday November 28, 2014 beginning at 9:00am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dos Palos. Funeral Arrangements under the direction of Fierro Family Funeral Home. (linked checked 5th Feb 2015 not working)

Published in the Merced Sun-Star 28th November 2014 (California)

Monday, March 16, 2015

Obituary - Frank M. Orlando

Frank M. Orlando, Age 86. Beloved husband for 60 wonderful yrs. to Norma nee Polidori. Loving father of Michael (Diane Gable), Nancy and Kenneth (Jessica) Orlando. Cherished grandfather of Pierce Orlando. Dear brother of Sam (Angela) and John (Melinda) Orlando. Fond uncle of many. Frank was an avid Sportsman and was owner of Ace Auto Trim Shop in Norridge. Visitation Monday Feb. 2 from 3 to 9:00 p.m. at Cumberland Chapels, 8300 W. Lawrence Ave., Norridge. Funeral Tuesday 9:30 a.m. from the funeral home and will then proceed to Divine Savior Church for Mass at 10:30 a.m. Interment All Saints Cemetery.

Info: 708-456-8300 or
Published The Chicago Tribune 30th January 2015

Orlando News ~ March 2015 edition

Orlando News

The March 2015 edition of Orlando News can be downloaded from the link published HERE or via the page links at the top of this page.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Obituary - Ferdinand Orlando

Source - Chicago Daily Tribune 20th October 1947

Obituary - Salvatore Orlando

Source - Washington Post 13th January 1948

Obituary - Amelia Catherine Orlando

Source - The Washington Post 10th July 1948

What is rather helpful is that the Undertaker - W.W. Chambers Co. Inserted the names of those whose funerals there were attending to. That entry confirms the entry as Orlando, Amelia Catherine.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Obituary - Thomas S Orlando

Thomas S. Orlando Obituary
Thomas S. Orlando was the beloved husband of Lora (nee Howton); loving father of Angela Lovette and Molly Orlando; cherished grandfather of Kamrynn; dear son of the late James and Terese; adored brother of Barbara Kraly (Ed), James (Chip) Orlando Jr. and Pamela Gedeon (Michael); uncle of many and friend to all.

Tom was a cherished member and musician of Christ Community Chapel. He was an avid car enthusiast and Harley rider. Tom was dedicated and well respected in the auto industry. Above all, his family was most important to him.

Friends may call at the FERFOLIA FUNERAL HOME, 356 W. AURORA RD. (RTE 82), SAGAMORE HILLS, FOR VISITATION MONDAY, 2 to 4 AND 6 to 8. Friends are asked to gather at Christ Community Chapel, 750 W. Streetsboro St., Hudson, OH. 44236 where Funeral Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. Interment Crown Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested in his name to the , 10501 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH. 44106.

Published in Akron Beacon Journal from Dec. 27 to Dec. 28, 2014

Obituary - Jane E Orlando (1926 - 2014)

Jane E. OrlandoBorn: September 14, 1926
Died: December 29, 2014

Jane E. Orlando, 88, passed away peacefully on Monday, Dec. 29, 2014.

She was born on September 14, 1926, to the late Rosario "Harry" and Louise (Alviani) Orlando in New London.

Jane graduated from Fitch High School, class of 1944 and graduated from Mitchell College in New London. With an adventurous spirit, Jane travelled extensively and worked in the American Embassy in Paris, France and in the office of the commandant of the sixth fleet in Naples, Italy for many years before returning to Groton in 1981.

She retired from Electric Boat in Groton, and was a devoted member of the Sacred Heart Catholic parish. She was a member of the Thames Ski Club and enjoyed many trips to Pico Mountain in Vermont with friends and family. Her love of travel provided unique experiences as she visited countries in Europe and Asia, making many friends along the way.

She is survived by her loving brother, James Orlando, and devoted sister-in-law, Pamela, nephews James (Aris) Chambers of Naples, Fla.; Thomas (Jennifer) Chambers of Clarkston, Mich.; James Orlando of Chesapeake,Va., niece, Joanne (Rodney) Crevoiserat of Mequon, Wis., seven great-nieces and nephews Claire Chambers, Katherine Chambers, Matthew Crevoiserat, Emily Crevoiserat, Megan Crevoiserat, Samantha Chambers, and Thomas S. Chambers.

She was predeceased by her sister, Dolores (Orlando) Chambers.

Visiting hours will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Byles Groton Memorial Home, 310 Thames St., Groton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Church, 56 Sacred Heart Drive, Groton. Interment will be held at St. Mary's Cemetery, New London.

In lieu of flowers, her family requests donations be directed to Sacred Heart Church, 56 Sacred Heart Drive, Groton, CT 06340, or St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, Memorials and Honors Program, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Sources - Byles-MacDougall Funeral Services (Connecticut USA)