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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