Victor C. Orlando, 88, was called home to heaven September 11, 2020. He was born July 15, 1932 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti to Victor and Anita Orlando. He spent his life in Haiti, New York, Miami and for the last several years, Orlando has been his home.
Victor is survived by the love of his life, his wife of over 62 years, Marie; sisters, Marlene (Bob) and Marie Edith; brother, Surge (Mimine); sons, Lloyd (Sousan), Clifford (Zanibel), and Geovanni (Erin); grandchildren, Laila (Ahmad), Chris, Sheeva, Megan, David (Abby), Sierra (Jaime), Danzel; great grandchildren, Aria, Suri, Tegan. He was predeceased by his loving daughter, Kathleen Marie.
Victor was many things to many people. Among those titles were teacher, missionary, lab technologist, realtor, gardener, ballroom dancer, but most affectionately he was known to his family as Papa. Victor, along with his wife Marie, devoted his life to serving our Lord and Savior. He never met a stranger that didn’t walked away from a conversation without hearing the good news of the gospel. He was everything to his family and they were everything to him. While he will be sorely missed here on earth, the family finds comfort knowing that he is rejoicing in the arms of Jesus in heaven.
A memorial service will be held at Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home in Jacksonville Beach, Florida on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 10:00 am. During these unprecedented times, the family has asked that only immediate family attend the service. There will be a live stream available for loved ones to attend the service virtually.