Orlando Cortelloni, 85 of Centralia, passed away Friday, May 9, 2014 in Paducah, Kentucky.
Orlando was born July 28, 1928, son of Oresto Cortelloni and Mary (Hoeinghaus) Cortelloni. He married Wanda Wessling in Paducah, Kentucky and she survives in Oklahoma.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters: Katy Uhlemeyer and husband Chip of Ormond Beach, Florida, Deena Devane and David of Paducah, Kentucky, and Angelina Jones of Walnut Ridge, Arkansas; a step-daughter, Charlotte McMurray(Pat); step-son: George Beasley; three grandsons, four step-grandsons and four step-granddaughters; five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers: Melvin Cortelloni, Bruno Cortelloni, Albert Cortelloni, Ray Cortelloni, Jay Cortelloni, and Geno Cortelloni, and two sisters: Betty Jean Cortelloni and Eva Cortelloni.
Orlando worked for the Teamsters Union for 35 years and later retired. He served in WWII in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Mount Moriah Christian Church, Centralia Elks Lodge, Centralia Moose Lodge, American Legion Post 446 and a life member of V.F.W. Post 2055. Orlando enjoyed playing Poker and fishing. Most of all he loved spending time with his family and friends.
Funeral Services for Orlando Cortelloni will be held Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home in Centralia with Minister Glen Beckham officiating. Burial will follow at Griffith Cemetery in Brownstown, Illinois. Military Rites will be accorded at the gravesite by the American Legion Post 446 and V.F.W. Post 2055. Visitation will be held Tuesday morning from 9:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Griffith Cemetery or to Mt. Moriah Christian Church and will be accepted at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.sutherlandfuneralhome.com