Dominic  Orlando
Dominic Orlando, 102, of Meadville, passed away Sunday, November 10, 2019, at Wesbury United Methodist Community.
Dominic was born in New York, NY on May 17, 1917, one of seven children of the late Sebastian and Mary Grace (Petruso) Orlando.
He was a member of St. Brigid Roman Catholic Church.
A veteran of U.S. Air Force, Dominic served his country with honor and distinction as a mechanic from October 11, 1941 until his discharge on December 3, 1945. He was the recipient of the WW II Victory Medal, American Theatre Medal, American Defense Service Medal, and Good Conduct Medal. Following his military service, Mr. Orlando constructed and remodeled homes with the late Sam Randazzo, worked for C.C. DeVore Lumber Company, was employed as a cabinet maker by the former Sandan's and worked in the maintenance department of Allegheny College. Dominic was a member of Saegertown American Legion Post #205. He enjoyed golfing and being a caddy at Oakland Beach Golf Course in his younger years.
Dominic is survived by many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Dominic was preceded in death by a sister Sister Mary of St. Paul, five brothers Joseph, Samuel, Anthony, Santo, and Frank Orlando.
Family and friends are invited to call from 10-11:30 AM on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at STEPHEN P. MIZNER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 404 CHESTNUT ST. MEADVILLE followed by A Mass of Christian Burial at 12 noon at St. Agatha Roman Catholic Church, 353 Pine St., Meadville, with Fr. Jeffrey Lucas, Pastor, officiating.
Dominic will be laid to rest in St. Brigid Cemetery with Full Military Honors by VFW Post #2006.
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Nancy O'Laughlin Hebson
Nov 18, 2019
Growing up, our backyard was nestled right behind Dom's house. As one of seven children also, we were forever outside playing and were always so happy to see Dom on his back step with a big smile. He and his mom were always so kind to us. We have visited him through the years and my sister Lori and I were in town this past May and stopped by to see him but he had moved out. I will always have fond memories of Dom and strive to be as kind by his example. You are in God's loving arms for sure. Prayers and condolences to his family.
Steve O’Laughlin
Nov 15, 2019
Dom was our neighbor when I was growing-up. He and his mom were always so kind to us. I remember going over and hanging out in his garage nailing pieces of wood together. Every year my mom would have us write down what we wanted to be and in 1966 I said that I wanted to be a carpenter. This was mainly because of Dom. I can’t believe he’s gone. He’s just always been around. I think that he probably still is. I hope you are at peace and reunited with your departed family Dom. Thank you for being part of my life and especially for always being so kind to me. I will never forget you!
Tonya Tedesco Walter
Nov 11, 2019
He was my dad’s best friend.I have such fond memories of Dom visiting our family.He was a gentle man with a smile. He always had a good story for me as a child..God rest his soul!!🙏