John Henry Orlando

September 14, 1993 – June 6, 2021

With a heavy heart and significant sorrow, we must announce our son John Henry Orlando from Arnold, MO passed away after a long battle with severe lung disease on June 6, 2021 with his family by his side throughout and at the end. John was a 3-time cancer survivor and was full of life no matter what challenge was thrown at him. Those who knew John know how incredibly strong he was and how resilient he was in the face of pain. John is now FREE to fly wherever he may desire.

Cherished beloved son of Jeff and Bernita Orlando who never stopped supporting him no matter what the hardship; dear brother of David (Sandy) Orlando, Tabitha Orlando who always empowered him to attain great comfort; grandson of Michael Francis Orlando; Loved nephew of Betty (Stephen) Rodriguez, Mark Orlando, Eric Orlando; and too many cousins, friends, and love ones to list who supported and prayed for him.

During his life John showed everyone how determination and the will to live life to the fullest could allow you to defeat the most significant challenges. He lived each moment as if it would never come again and provided joy and laughter to so many that knew him. We feel truly blessed being his family these past 27 years.

In the spirit of John, there will be a celebration of life and memorial held at John Allen Love Park (also known as simply Love Park) at 2239 Mason Ln, Manchester, MO 63021, on July 11, 2021 starting at 1PM and continuing all day. The festivities in honor of John’s magnificent life will be celebrated under the Muffin’s Shelter Pavilion. We wish all those who cared and loved John to attend, but ask that anyone ill or potentially ill to please refrain from attending.

Instead of flowers give donation to either;
The Lung Association or
Cancer Society  or
To any animal shelter



  1. Lee Ann Polaski on June 15, 2021 at 5:13 pm

    John, you were definitely a fantastic man. I am so glad I got the chance to meet and spend time with you. My thoughts, love and prayers are with you and your family. Fly high and enjoy your journey.

  2. Sandra Kay Brockel on July 1, 2021 at 12:56 pm

    Bernida words could never touch the pain you’re feeling, He far to young to go, what a fighter he was though, 3 time cancer survivor, I didn’t know it was 3 times. I hope you can find piece in the fact that he isn’t going to suffer or struggle anymore. I’m sure it won’t be anytime soon. I wish I would have been able to attend the service.

  3. Karen Delph on July 7, 2021 at 10:33 am

    Bernita, Jeff and family. It broke my heart to hear of Johnny’s passing but take comfort in Jesus that Johnny is not suffering and not in pain anymore. There aren’t any words that I can say that will take your hurt away. I know how hard it is and the hurt that you are going through. Even though Uncle Carl and I didn’t have Kimberly very long, I still feel the hurt of losing her years ago. It does get easier over time but will never go away completely.

    I wish we could be there for his Memorial on July 11 but I want you to know that you are in my thoughts, my prayers and in my heart. I love you all so much. ❤❤ I am just a phone call away if you need someone to talk to. Prayers for peace and comfort Love, Aunt Karen

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