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Orlando, Peter Joseph

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September 5, 1944 - June 8, 2019

Orlando, Peter Joseph

Peter J. Orlando, age 74, of Plano, TX went to be with the Lord on June 8, 2019, after a long battle with leukemia.  He was born September 5, 1944, in Lancaster, NY to Frank “Chick” and Amy Orlando.

Pete served in Germany as an Army Specialist during the Vietnam War and was awarded the Sharpshooter (Rifle) and National Defense Service Medal.  He moved to the North Dallas area in the late 70’s to pursue his passion in the Automobile/RV business.  He was a top salesman and master negotiator working many years in management.  He was a collector of corvettes having owned 14, his last one being his beloved Red C4.   He brought so much happiness to this unkind world with his compassion for others.  He was a kindhearted and generous man that loved life with his family being his pride and joy.  Once he entered a room, it came alive due to his amazing sense of humor and great storytelling.  He was a lifelong friend to many.

Pete is survived by his wife Judy, her mother Nova Krezer.  Daughter Cherish Fowler, husband Ken, son Frank “Todd” P. Orlando, wife Sabrina, stepdaughter Kami Taylor, husband Jay.  Grandchildren Katelyn Fowler, Jordann Fischer, husband James, Trace and Riley Orlando.  Brother Joseph P. Orlando, wife Karen, sister Nina Brown, husband Jerry.  Nephew Jim Orlando, wife Laura, grandniece Amy Manchee, husband Zach, nephew Frankie Orlando, wife Janine, grandnephew Luka.  Cousins Carmen Wilson, Butchie Oldfield and Babe Neff.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank “Chick” and Amy Orlando.

Funeral Service will be held on Monday, July 1, 2019 at 1:30 pm at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas, TX  75211.

Everyone please join us for a Celebration of Pete’s Life on Monday, July 1, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Maggiano’s Little Italy,  6001 W Park Blvd, Plano, TX 75093. Appetizers and buffet in the South Ballroom.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to St Jude Research Hospital,            1-800-822-6344, Tribute Acct # 11661249.



Arrangements under the direction of:

Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home

19310 Preston Road

Dallas, Texas 75252

(214) 306-6700

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Margie Elkins

June 29, 2019 7:49AM

Thinking of my beloved friend, Nina Brown and her family at this difficult and sad time. We are so sorry of the loss of your brother, Pete. Thinking of family with love and prayers. May the memories of Pete and all the happy times you shared fill the empty places of your heart with love. Love, Margie Elkins

Babe Neff

June 25, 2019 6:43AM

Peter was the “baby” of our close knit cousins group in Lancaster, NY. He lit up our days with humor reminiscing about our adolescent days. His humor was coupled with compassion..we miss him.

Ronald Ardino

June 17, 2019 9:05AM

Deepest condolences to the Orlando Family god bless you all
RIP Pete love you

Lise Alexander

June 16, 2019 4:56PM

I only know Pete through his sister Nina's eyes! What a wonderful man he was and I know how much he will be missed on this Earth. I ask the good Lord above to hold this family up, give them strength and courage to move through this life without him. Until you all meet again someday!

Pete Wood

June 16, 2019 4:38PM

I knew Pete 'Back in the Day'. He was a really good friend who would light up any room when he walked in. I'm very grateful for how much our friendship added to my life.
More than anything else, Pete was all about Family. I'm so happy that he found what he was
looking for in his life, to be surrounded by the people in his loving, caring Family. We will all miss him, but always have a big smile on our faces when we think about and remember him.
Rest in Peace.

Lisa Caparaso-Cyran

June 16, 2019 4:36PM

I grew up with with Cherish, my childhood bestie, on Wyandotte St. in Depew. I remember Mr. Orlando as being the dad who was always smiling, kind, & funny. He always had the coolest, snow mobiles, cars, boats..He gladly took the neighborhood kids for rides. He was the cool dad. I have nothing but fond memories of him. I will never forget his smile & laughter. I love his whole family & I’m sending loving prayers to all who loved him. May he rest in eternal peace.

Ron&barb kutz

June 16, 2019 7:51AM

Great man