Peter J. Orlando

Born: Tue., Jun. 6, 1933
Died: Fri., Jan. 17, 2020


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Jan. 20, 2020
Location: Gubbiotti Funeral Home,LLC


Tue., Jan. 21, 2020
Location: Mount Olivet Cemetery

Military Honors

9:30 AM Tue., Jan. 21, 2020
Location: Gubbiotti Funeral Home,LLC

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Tue., Jan. 21, 2020
Location: St. Monica's Parish ( Our Lady of Sorrows Church)

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Peter J. Orlando, 86, formerly of West Wyoming, passed away on Friday January 17, 2020 at the Geisinger South Residential Hospice, Wilkes-Barre.

Born in West Wyoming, he was the son of the late Joseph and Marion Noto Orlando.

Mr. Orlando was a graduate of West Wyoming High School and a member of St. Monica's Parish, West Wyoming.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving his country during  the Korean War.

Prior to his retirement, his last two employments where for Service Electric Cable and The Dept. of Veteran Affairs.

Peter was involved in many charitable organizations and boards. In the past he was a member of
the West Wyoming Borough Council, Deputy Director of Luzerne County Veteran Affairs, member
of the American Legion Post 904 for over 40 where he served as Commander for a few terms,
member of the VFW, AMVETS, Vietnam Veterans and Korean War Veterans. He was a  member
of the Knights of Columbus, 4th degree assembly. Peter was also named Man of the Year by the Italian  American Association of Luzerne County where he served as treasurer, president and
Chairman of the Board.
He was the coordinator for the “Musical Extravaganza” that helped raised funds for the Desert Storm Memorial and was also instrumental in the dedication of the Korean War monument in  Wyoming.

Other passions of Peter’s were performing with the I.L.G.W.U chorus for over 40 years and in his
spare time for over 30 years coordinated the Wyoming/West Wyoming Memorial Day parade.  

He was preceded in death by his wife the former Joan Hopkins in 2006 and a sister Bessie Orlando.

Surviving are his sister, Carmella Locascio, West Wyoming and nieces and nephews, Jean ( Nello) Talamelli, , Joseph ( Jody) Locascio and Vincent ( Carol) Locascio, all of West Wyoming, along with numerous great nieces and great nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation on Monday from 6-8pm at the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, LLC, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter.

Interment will be in Mount Olivet Roman Catholic Cemetery, Carverton.

Military funeral services accorded by the AMVETS Honor Guard will be on Tuesday at 9:30am January 21, 2020 from the funeral home.

A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 10am at St. Monica's Parish 363 W. 8th St., West Wyoming with the Rev. Peter A. Tomczak, pastor as celebrant.

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Michael Plaksin
   Posted Mon January 20, 2020
Dear Orlando Family,

Please accept our deepest sympathies on the passing of Peter Orlando. My name is Michael Plaksin. I am the son of the late Philip Plaksin & his wife Gilda. Pete was the office manager that worked for my father at B&P Distributors in the 1960's and 70's.

I had the opportunity to know and work directly with Pete since I was only 12 years old until I graduated college. He was such a professional, committed worker and most importantly - a gentleman. He always had a smile and quick wit. It was such an honor and a pleasure to have known him.

You have the deepest sympathies of the entire Plaksin family and we know that his memory of being a gentleman and his kindness will hopefully provide you peace at this difficult time.

May he rest in peace.

With Sympathy,
Michael Plaksin & Family

Mike and Debbie Balash
   Posted Sat January 25, 2020
We met Pete years ago when working on the Luzerne County Vietnam Memorial. He was such a likeable guy--friendly, polite, and always willing to help. We are so sorry to hear of his passing but so grateful we were able to meet him. Our sincere condolences to his family. We will never forget him.

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