|Birth: ||Aug. 28, 1933|
|Death: ||Apr. 17, 2008|
Dr. Angelo J. Orlandi, 74, of California, Pa., died Thursday, April 17, 2008, at his home. He was
born August 28, 1933, in Brownsville, a son of the late Gaetano and Elsie Cicchetti Orlandi.
Angelo attended Brownsville High School, graduating in 1952. He earned his bachelor's degree from St. Vincent
College and served with the 7th U.S. Army Signal Section, where he traveled extensively and received his master's degree from West Virginia University. In 1966 he was awarded his doctorate from WVU at the age of 32 the youngest person to receive the honor at that time.
Dr. Orlandi began his teaching career in Morgantown and, in 1969, moved to California State College. He retired in 1997 after 40 years of teaching. A vocation he truly enjoyed, Dr. Orlandi also taught at Penn State Fayette, Westmoreland County Community College and the Community College of Allegheny County, garnering numerous awards and
accolades during his long career.
During his time at St. Vincent College, he met Lorraine Kondrich, the love of his life, and together they enjoyed a wonderful marriage lasting 49 years.
One of his proudest moments was when he had the opportunity to donate his bone marrow in a successful attempt to rescue his twin brother, Augustine, from leukemia.
Some of his academic memberships included Kappa Delta
Pi - undergraduate educational honorary, Phi Delta Kappa
international-graduate, American Association of University Professor - President 1970-72, American Association of Suicidology, Association for Supervisor and Curriculum Development, and West Virginia University Alumni.
An avid golfer and active member of the Sons of Italy Brownsville Lodge, Dr. Orlandi was well known in the community.
Known for his approachable personality and sense of humor, he always seemed to find a former student to talk to wherever he was. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles - Brownsville, and the Young Men's Club of California.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Lorraine Kondrich Orlandi; one son, David, of California, Pa.; his twin brother, Augustine Orlandi, of McDonald; two sisters, Louise Mendish, of Brownsville, and Lena Abd, of Washington, Pa.; three sisters-in-law, Irene Kozar and husband, Michael, of Latrobe, and Margo Donnely and Caroline Kondrich, both of Derry; several nieces and
nephews; and the many students he had whose lives he touched. He was predeceased by one brother, James J. Orlandi.
Friends will be received in the SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park St., Brownsville, on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. A prayer service will be held Monday, April 21, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a
Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in the Historic Church of St. Peter - Brownsville, with the Rev. Vincent Gigliotti as celebrant. Entombment will be in Lafayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill. The parish rosary will be recited Sunday at 6:30 p.m., and the Sons of Italy Frank Ricco
Lodge 731 will meet Sunday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home.
Donations may be made to the Historic Church of St. Peter -Brownsville, or The Foundation for California University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Angelo Orlandi Presidential Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 668, California, Pa.
LaFayette Memorial Park
Created by: Robert Simpson
Record added: May 24, 2010
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