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David M. Orlando

March 7, 1970 - April 25, 2019

Burial Date May 4, 2019

Family and friends may call at the All Saints Catholic Church, 317 East Main Street, Bridgeport, WV, on Friday, May 3, 2019 from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. where there will be a prayer Vigil at 7:30 P.M. to conclude the visitation.

 

The funeral mass will be celebrated at All Saints Catholic Church on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Benedict Kappa and Reverend Carmen A. D’Amico con-celebrating.

 

Per his request, cremation services will follow.

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David Orlando, 49, of Bridgeport, WV died on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at United Hospital Center hospice of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) with friends and family at his side.

 

 

David was born on March 7, 1970 in Pittsburgh, PA to Harry and Theresa Orlando.

 

 

He married his wife Paige Noce on November 6, 1999 and they welcomed his only child and best friend Julian James Orlando in 2005 making their family complete.

 

 

In addition to his wife and son he is survived by his mother, Theresa Orlando of Pittsburgh; brother Harry Orlando Jr. of Pittsburgh; brother Tony Orlando and wife Sue of St. Petersburg, FL; niece Nicole Orlando and husband Dustin Feher ; nephews Anthony and Giovanni Orlando ; father and mother-in-law James and Carol Noce; sister-in-law Michelle Owen and husband Christopher; sister-in-law Karen Sinopoli; and his devoted miniature schnauzer, Chelsea.

 

 

He was preceded in death by his father, Harry Orlando and his infant nephew Michael Anthony Orlando.

 

 

David graduated from Shaler Area High School in 1988. He graduated from the Alderson Broaddus physician assistant program with a bachelor’s degree in medical science in 1993. He earned a master’s degree in medical science from Alderson Broaddus in 1996.

 

 

David worked as a physician assistant for 26 years. He began his career in underserved clinics in Calhoun and Randolph counties. He came to the Louis A. Johnson VAMC in 1997 where he worked as a hospitalist PA in the ICU. David loved taking care of veterans and truly enjoyed practicing medicine. He was well-respected by patients for the care he provided. He was well-respected by staff for his strong work ethic and medical knowledge.

 

 

David was a 20 year member of National Ski Patrol and worked at Snowshoe Mountain for his entire career. His last ski day as a patroller was in November 2018. He loved his Ski Patrol work and friends.

 

 

Soccer was a big part of David’s life. He started playing at a young age in recreational leagues with his mom as his coach. When he was older he played for Beadling Soccer Club in Pittsburgh and traveled to Poland with his team. He earned a soccer scholarship to Alderson Broaddus where he played for 4 years. His first year at AB, his team went to the National Championship. He was recently inducted into the Battler Hall of Fame with his teammates on April 13, 2019. He continued to play soccer in adult leagues up until he could no longer run. He passed his love of soccer to his son. As much as he loved to play, he was happiest on the sidelines watching Julian play only missing one game in 10 years.

 

 

David was an avid outdoors-man who enjoyed skiing, road cycling, mountain biking, hiking, and backpacking. He loved keeping track of his ski days and how many nights he had spent in a tent each year. He enjoyed the night sky and pointed out constellations and planets to anyone who would listen.

 

 

David loved to travel especially to National Parks. He took his family on amazing adventures that they will remember forever. He also enjoyed a week each year at a quiet beach with his family “attacking the waves” with Julian even though he was terrified of swimming in the ocean.

 

 

David came to love trains through his son. What he thought was a train phase turned into a shared passion for steam engines and travel to ride trains all over the US and world. This passion started at Cass Railroad where he spent nearly every weekend riding his bike to Bald Knob pulling Julian in a trailer to meet the train. He was a member of the Clarksburg Model Railroad Club.

 

 

David had a quick wit and infectious giggle. He loved Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. His favorite movie was “Love Actually” and the airport scene at the end made him cry every time.

 

 

David was a selfless provider and caregiver to his wife and son. He worked to provide for them when ALS made everyday tasks challenging. He took pride in his lawn and having clean cars. He loved doing laundry. He was a dedicated husband who showed his love in everyday acts of kindness. He let his wife sleep in on the weekends and walked the dog if it was cold outside. He was a true partner in life to his wife and always put the needs of his family before his own.

 

 

He was a member of All Saints Catholic Church in Bridgeport.

 

 

Family and friends may call at the All Saints Catholic Church, 317 East Main Street, Bridgeport, WV, on Friday, May 3, 2019 from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. where there will be a prayer Vigil at 7:30 P.M. to conclude the visitation.

 

 

The funeral mass will be celebrated at All Saints Catholic Church on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Benedict Kappa and Reverend Carmen A. D’Amico con-celebrating.

 

 

Per his request, cremation services will follow.

 

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to TeamGleason.org or to the “Go Fund Me” page established by the VA Family for Julian’s college fund.

 

 

Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family at www.amoscarvelli.com A service of Amos Carvelli Funeral Home.

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