Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Obituary: Orlando Fernandez, Sr. (1928-2017)

Orlando Fernandez Calo, VHS graduation photo, NYC ca. 1944

FERNANDEZ, Orlando John, age 89 of Spring Hill, Florida died Friday, July 7, 2017 at HPH Hospice Care Center.  He was born in New York City and moved to Spring Hill 16 years ago from Queens, New York.  He retired from the New York Transit Authority and was a U.S. Navy Veteran.  Survivors include his beloved wife, Luddy; daughter & son-in-law: Ellen & Thomas Sacco of Tampa, Florida; sons & daughter-in-law: and Orlando Jr. & Shelley Fernandez of Newport News, Virginia; Jay Fernandez of Spring Hill, Florida; his brother & sister-in-law:  Ray & Teresa Fernandez of Woodstock, New York; sister:  Rachel Jimenez of Tampa, Florida; grandson and great-grandchildren: John Fernandez, Jr., John III, Skilynn, Jaelyne & Remy Fernandez.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond & Angelina Fernandez, son, John Fernandez, brother, Ralph Fernandez and sisters, Violet Fernandez, Silvia Fernandez, Vivian Torres and Carmen Gloria (Dolly) Fuenmayor. 
Visitation for friends will be 10 – 11am, Friday, July 14, 2017 at the Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill Chapel, where funeral services will begin at 11:00am.  Military honors will follow at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida.
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