Edward Louis Orlando

edward orlando

January 14, 1942 ~ May 13, 2020

Born in: Rochester, NY
Resided in: Greece, NY

Edward L. Orlando

Greece:  Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at age 78.  Edward is predeceased by his parents and brother.  He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Susan Orlando; his devoted children, Tina (Jim) Riedel, Stephanie (Matthew) Scrivens, Jennifer (Frank) DeFranco and Christopher (Marie) Orlando; grandchildren, Michael, Marissa, Michael, Serina and Bryana; dear friends.

Edward was a retiree of Bausch and Lomb after 41 years, a volunteer at Messiah Lutheran Church and loved to travel the world with Susan.  He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Edward’s private entombment will be held in Riverside Cemetery.  Please visit www.meesonfamily .com for further details on his celebration of life at Messiah Lutheran Church and to sign his online guestbook.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Messiah Lutheran Church Youth Fund or National Parkinson’s Foundation in his memory.



Riverside Cemetery
2650 Lake Avenue
Rochester, NY 14612

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Edward Louis Orlando 's name.

Messiah Lutheran Church

4301 Mt. Read Blvd Rochester, NY 14616

National Parkinson Foundation


Memories Timeline


  1. I’ve known Ed for over 30 years and always enjoyed talking with him at family functions. He was a great husband, father, and grandfather and I will miss him very much.

  2. It was my privilege to know him over 15 years and an honor to marry his daughter Tina.
    I will always remember him as a rock solid Family Man, a great Human Being, and a truly kind and generous Soul. It really is a lesser place without him…

  3. Ed was my cousin but he was more like my big brother. We grew up together from when we were toddlers to present day. I will miss him more than I could say. I was also his barber for 42 years until I retired 15 years ago. I remember that we laughed til we cried at some barbershop jokes. He was such a warm and kind person….he never had a bad thing to say about anyone. Rest in piece Ed, until we meet again.

  4. My wife, then girlfriend, and I met you many years ago. You were a very pleasant person, easy to get along with. You will be missed, but will always be in everyone’s hearts.

  5. Deas Susan and everyone else. Cat and I send our deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to you all. We have loved and admired Ed from the time we met him in the early 90’s and although we are far away now we are with you all in spirit. Ed was a gentle soul who was so generous of his time to both Messiah As well as Erna’s Hope. We have and will always remember him for his zest for life and the love he had for Susan his family and his many, many friends.

    Love you all Scotty and Cat

  6. To the Orlando & Scrivens Families: Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss-
    Vita & Andrew Schneider
    (Friends of Stephanie & Matt)

  7. Ed,you will be missed by all who knew you. Such a kind and loving man ! Stu & Loretta Hansel,

  8. I didn’t know Ed personally but I know his daughter Stephanie and I therefore know what a wonderful man he was. My sincere condolences to his entire family.

  9. You will truly be missed Uncle Ed! You were taken too soon. Love and hugs to Aunt Susan and all the cousins!

    Wendy & Keith Legler, and family

  10. Dear Susan: Chuck and I were both devastated and heartbroken by the news of Ed’s passing ! Words cannot adequately describe the depth of our sorrow over losing our dear friend here on earth, but we rejoice that his struggles are now over and he is peacefully residing in Heaven❣The extent of Ed’s, and your, involvement in so many of the ministries and activities at Messiah makes Ed’s passing a HUGE loss for our Messiah family, but it pales in comparison to the loss your family is now facing ! Hold tight to the promise of the Resurrection, that we all be reunited in Heaven to live together in glory!! Until that glorious day, our thoughts and prayers go with you each day as you begin that dark journey through grief and sorrow! God’s peace be with you, my dear friend Susan ❣💜✝️

  11. Thinking of you, Jen, and your family, and hoping you all find comfort in your wonderful memories of your father.

  12. To Jen, Chris, Stephanie and family, thinking of all of you at this difficult time ♥.
    Cindy & Mike

  13. Susan

    You never knew me but Ed and I worked closely together during his last years at Bausch and Lomb. He was a great friend, great worker and a every nice guy. I am so sorry to hear of his passing and wish I had tried to get in touch ver the years

    Please accept my condolences. My prayers are with you all.


  14. Jen, Im so very sorry for the loss of your father. He was such a kind man filled with so much happiness. My thoughts and prayers are with and your family.

  15. We are very sorry to hear about Ed’s passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with Sue and family at this time. He will be missed by all.

    Brian & Elizabeth Smith

  16. Ed was a wonderful sweet man and I was blessed to have him in my life over the past 30 years. He always had a smile along with a hug and kiss for anyone who was in his presence. Although he will be deeply missed, I take solace knowing he is still with us in spirit and will be able watch over all of his loved ones.

  17. I am so fortunate to have been able to enjoy my friendship with Ed over the years. He will be missed immensely by many people.

  18. To the Orlando Family,

    Jim and I are so sorry to read of Ed’s passing. He was one of the nicest and friendliest people at the church. We are going to miss seeing Ed as an usher especially during the holidays.

    Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family!

    Best regards,

    Jim and Sharon Ludlow

  19. I worked with Ed for over 10 years at Bausch & Lomb in the Information Management Systems Department as the Department Secretary. Ed was one of best people I worked with. Always willing to lend a hand and with a smile. I remember him as a kind, caring, and thoughtful man. Oh yes, a great worker as well with high ethics. He always pitched in with all company functions. Many prayers to the family. I will always remember Ed and smile. May he rest in peace.

  20. I worked with for over 10 years as the department secretary in Financial Systems. He was the best person to work with, very high work ethics. Always there to lend a hand. He was one of the most caring, kind and thoughtful person I know. He loved his family very much. Always enjoyed helping and participating in the company events. A real People, Person

  21. Oh dear Sue. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw this in the paper. I’m so very sorry for your loss of Ed. He was a fighter, even when it was hard for him on the golf course he was out there trying. That was inspirational. And Sue, you were always there”keep your head down “. I hope he and Brian are playing golf and parring every hole in heaven. You are in my prayers Sue.
    Love you
    Judy Klein

  22. My condolences to the Orlando Family. I worked with Ed at B&L in the Mainframe Environment, and later within the Records Management function. Ed was a man who “went to bat” for his direct reports to ensure they were recognized for their contributions at a corporate level, you couldn’t ask for a better Manager. He spoke of his family often, and understood the human side of business, and the importance of family in a successful career.

  23. Sorry for your loss. He was a great customer. I was his barber for the last 5-6 years.

  24. I’m so sorry for your loss. Jennifer and I went to high school together and have been friends since.

  25. Dont know how many years I have known Ed, But myself and family wont forget all the fun times at Hickory Hill camping. We were so blessed to have know him.
    Sorry for your Loss, But I can tell you Ed will never be forgotten.

    God Bless to the who Family.

    Pat and Jim fuehrer

  26. Sue so sorry to here of Ed’s passing he was a great and generous man. Our thoughts are with you. Gary and Margaret makowiecki

  27. Dear Sue, it’s been many, many years since we last saw each other. Regretfully, we just drifted apart with the busy time of our young families. I have thought about you both over the years.
    My sympathy and prayers go out to you and your family. I lost my beloved Ron to cancer in 2015. We are both blessed with wonderful family to keep us strong. May God keep you in the palm of his hand.

  28. Ed was a wonderful man and will be missed. Our deepest sympathy to the entire family.

    Chris, Lisa, Natalie and Catie Ginther

  29. You will be remembered by the Congregation and all the children at Messiah for your dedicated service for all these years. Rest in peace, Ed.

  30. So sad to hear about Ed. I know how much he loved his children & grandchildren and how much they loved him too. He will be missed so much.

  31. My deepest condolences to Ed’s family. He will be missed by so many on so many different levels. My association with Ed was through his extremely generous and dedicated help with the Thanksgiving Basket Program sponsored by the Greece Eucumenical Food Shelf. Year after year, Ed gathered his fellow parishioners together to provide holiday dinners for up to 50 families. His patience and loving concern was so very evident in all he did. He has surely left his mark on our Greece community.

  32. Ed was a great friend and we will miss him very much. We have known Ed and Susan for fifty years and were very glad that we were all members of the “Out to Dinner” Bunch. We had some great times and enjoyed their company. Ed was a dedicated Christian and devoted to making Messiah Lutheran Church a friendly and fun experience for all. We enjoyed travelling with him and Susan and I remember the time on our Hawaiian Cruise when the server thought Susan was my mother. We laughed and laughed, but in a way that meant Ed was my father. Ed was truly a friend and I looked up to him as a father image and respected his advice. When we moved to South Carolina, we looked forward to their visits. We know that Ed, you are now with Jesus and God and that your physical ailments are gone. Thank you for being a part of our life.

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