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Donald M. Orlando

July 22, 1925 ~ February 28, 2019 (age 93)

Our beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, and friend, Donald M. Orlando “gramps”, age 93, died peacefully at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona on Thursday, February 28, 2019.  Don was born in Tooele, Utah on July 22, 1925 to Adelina Perrella and Felix Orlando.  He married Rose Marie Zito on June 10, 1950 in Magna, UT. Together they had 2 children. 

He proudly served as a corpsman in the US Navy during WWII.  After discharge he began his career in Supply Management at the Tooele Army Depot retiring in 1975. After  retirement, Don and Marie left the snow and cold of Utah behind, moving to Arizona where he had a successful sales career in the commercial paint industry.

He was a lifelong and devoted member of the Catholic Church.  Don loved his family and friends, life, meeting new people, sunny Arizona, Utah tomatoes, and the casino. Thursday was  Don’s lucky day, which he spent at the casino playing his favorite slot machine, where he was luckier than most.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife Marie, brothers Frank and Pat Orlando and sister Mildred Carl.  He is survived by his daughter Carla Withers, son Phillip (Vickie) Orlando, grandson Dominic (Angela) Orlando, granddaughter Felicia (Sam) Enniss, great grandsons Stellan and Schafer Orlando, sister Florence Edde, special friends Panett,  Rex, and Alison, and many nieces and nephews. A special thanks to Alison for her valiant effort to revive gramps before emergency personnel arrived.

Funeral services for Don will be held at St Marguerite Catholic Church, 15 South 7th Street, Tooele, Utah on May 18, 2019 at 10 am. Visitation at 9 am. Interment at Tooele City  Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to a celebration luncheon following the interment.


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