We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Fox Funeral Home
Anthony Frank Orlando, Sr., 87, passed away peacefully at his home Sunday morning July 17, 2022, with his loving family by his side. He was born February 6, 1935, in Youngstown’s historic Smokey Hollow to the late Luciano and Merceda Vecchiarelli Orlando. Anthony was a proud graduate of the Rayen High School and went on to further his education at Youngstown State University, receiving an associate's degree. A long-time agent with Western & Southern Life Insurance for 26 years, Anthony made lifelong friendships that continue to this day. He enjoyed going to Las Vegas, playing bocce at the MVR and St. Anthony’s and bowling on several leagues.
Anthony was an active member in the community as one of the members of the Youngstown Symphony Society and recognized for outstanding ticket sales. Also, he was a founding member of the Cameo Club, president of the Sulmona Valley Club, president of the Holy Name Society at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Basilica and member of the St. Anthony Club of Struthers.
Anthony was an active supporter and volunteer for the campaign of Congressman Lyle Williams. As a result of his dedication, Anthony was invited to attend the Presidential Inauguration of Ronald Reagan.
Anthony supported all local sports teams going to as many games as possible. His love of making people happy led him to play Santa Claus during the holiday season. An active member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Basilica, for 25 continuous years, he was devoted to the blessed sacrament and had a regular Adoration hour. Anthony served his country in the U.S. Army serving from 1958 to 1960. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, the former Lisa Silvestri, who he married July 13, 1963, at Sacred Heart Church, and just had celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary, daughter Gabriella (Michael Hartley) Orlando of Washington D.C., son Anthony (Melanie) Orlando, Jr of Poland, brothers John (Edith) Orlando of Liberty and Charles (Ruth) Orlando of Campbell, and grandchildren Giselle Cara Hartley and Beck Christofer Hartley.
Besides his parents Anthony was preceded in death by his brothers Samuel (Beverly) Orlando and Felix (Dolores) Orlando and by his sister Carmela Orlando (Jerry) DelliQuardi.
Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday July 21, 2022, at the Fox Funeral Home 4700 Market St. Boardman and from 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. Friday July 22, 2022, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica, 343 Via Mt. Carmel, Youngstown.
There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. celebrated by the Very Rev Msgr. Michael J. Cargilio, Jr., and con celebrant Fr. Joseph McCaffrey from the Diocese of Pittsburgh.
Interment will be held at Lake Park Cemetery.
Material tributes can be made in Anthony’s name to Our Community Kitchen in Youngstown, 551 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown, Oh 44502 or to Our Lady of Mt Carmel Basilica, 343 Via Mt. Carmel, Youngstown, Ohio 44505.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Edward J. Fox & Sons Funeral Home 4700 Market St. Boardman, Ohio 44512.