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.