David J. Orlando

David J. Orlando

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of David J. Orlando, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family of David J. Orlando with a meaningful gesture of sympathy.

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.


David James Orlando, age 62, passed away July 31, 2019 at his home in Boca Raton, FL after a courageous 13 year battle with cancer. 

David graduated from Jamesville Dewitt High School in 1975 and attended Paul Smith College. He graduated from Mohawk Valley Police Academy and worked as a police officer for the Dewitt Police and East Syracuse Police, and he retired as a deputy sheriff for Madison County in 2014. While he loved the thrill of police work, what he was most proud of was the compassion he brought to his job. David also owned several businesses throughout his life.

His passions were boundless. He loved hunting and fishing and he taught hunter safety classes for many years. David raised chickens, cows and pigs and he so enjoyed the farm to table experience, culminating in cooking for and feeding family and friends every day. His family was his top priority and he loved spending time at the camp he built in Osceola, NY.

He is survived by his wife Arna Lynne Vatne Orlando; his sons, David Jr (Stephanie), Michael (Kim Mezger), Matthew (Joe Brozek) and daughter, Chloe; a granddaughter Olivia Orlando; his parents, James and Phyllis Orlando; his sisters, Donna (Jud) Staller and Kathy (Jon) Verbeck; and nieces and nephews.

 A memorial service will be held Friday August 9, 2019 at 11am at the Eaton Tubbs Fayetteville Chapel, 7191 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society. 
Read Less

Service Details

  • Service

    Friday, August 9th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Friday, August 9th, 2019 11:00am
    Eaton-Tubbs Fayetteville Chapel
    7191 E. Genesee Street
    Fayetteville, NY 13066
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of David J. here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Provide comfort for the family of David J. Orlando by sending flowers.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Amy HP

Posted at 03:23pm
I will always remember his humor, great appreciation for life, and strength. I am so sorry for your loss & keeping your family in my thoughts.
Amy HP (Johns Hopkins University)

Thomas Goode

Posted at 10:36am
My thoughts and prayers are with the Orlando family David and I were close friends in the mid to late 70s and early 80s after that there were just a few chance encounters at restaurants and in Wegmans David was a fierce and loyal friend and I will miss him terribly The picture I posted of David on his motorcycle is from July 1979 rest in peace Dave( the big O )

Cheryl Epstein

Posted at 10:11pm
Dearest Arna and family: We are so saddened by your loss! David was an amazing man. So thoughtful and kind. We are sending love and prayers your way! Love Bob, Cheryl and Epstein children

Heartfelt Sympathies Store

Posted at 11:00am
With deepest sympathy, from Jonathan Orent, Katelyn Richardson, Dennis Costigan, Crystal Dragon, and the staff of Motley Rice and Johnson Law Group.
Flower Image

Flowers were purchased for the family of David J. Orlando. Send Flowers


Tom Muench

Posted at 12:46pm
My thoughts and prayers are with David's family. David was one of my students at Jamesville-De Witt High School. I am so proud of all he did throughout his life, and knowing Dave , he will always be a part of his family. Tom Muench

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Share by: