John Orlando, 93 of Shrewsbury, passed away on Nov. 29, 2017. John was born to Vito and Agatha in Youngstown, Ohio. He graduated from Ohio State University with an Engineering Degree. He was a Mechanical Engineer with International Nickel Co. in Sterling Forest, New York, before his retirement. He and his wife Ann have resided in Shrewsbury for the last 19 years.
John is survived by his wife of 70 years Ann (Lukcik) Orlando; his son John Orlando and his wife Deborah of Vernon, N.J.; his daughter Michele Rankin and her husband Don of Fair Haven; his grandchildren Robert, Christine, Stacey and Stephanie; and five great-grandchildren. He dearly loved his grandchildren.
He was a master bridge player and volunteered with the Master Gardener’s Program in Ocean and Freehold. He liked to play golf, fish, crab and work in his vegetable garden.
Visitation was Monday, Dec. 4 at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St., Red Bank. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 121 Bridge Ave., Red Bank. Interment followed at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Middletown. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to Alzheimer’s New Jersey, 400 Morris Ave., Suite 251, Denville, N.J., 07834-1365.
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