PERMANENT DEACON JOSEPH P. ORLANDO
1948 – 2017
Deacon Joseph P. Orlando, a deacon of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia who was released for service to the Diocese of Camden in 2006, died on February 19, 2017, at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, from complications related to surgery to treat intestinal cancer.
Deacon Orlando was ordained on June 4, 2000, at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia, by Most Reverend Robert P. Maginnis. He was assigned to Saint Bede the Venerable Parish, Holland, where he remained until his eventual release to the Diocese of Camden in 2006. While in the Camden Diocese, Deacon Orlando served at Saint Damien Parish in Ocean City.
Deacon Orlando earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Temple University in 1980. He retired from IBM in 2003, where he had been a project manager for many years. Between 2003 and 2006, Deacon Orlando was employed as the business manager at Saint Bede the Venerable Parish, Holland.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, the former Kathleen (Kate) Lamb. In fact, they would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary next Saturday, March 4, 2017. Deacon Orlando is also survived by four sons: Joseph, Sean, Christopher, and Michael, as well as eight grandchildren.
The Reception of the Body and viewing will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at Saint Augustine Church (Saint Damien Parish) 1310 Ocean Avenue, Ocean City, N.J., from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A second viewing will be held on Monday morning at the Church from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint Augustine Church (Saint Damien Parish) 1310 Ocean Avenue, Ocean City, N.J., at 11:00 AM. The principal celebrant and homilist will be the Rev. Gary T. Pacitti. The Deacon Assisting at the Liturgy of the Word will be Deacon Raymond F. Gwynn, Sr. The Deacon Assisting at the Altar will be Deacon Joseph DeRosa.