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Thercio "Teddy" Orlando

May 24, 1935 ~ January 14, 2022 (age 86)

Obituary

Thercio “Teddy” Orlando, age 86, of Tullahoma, Tennessee, passed away Friday, January 14, 2022, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, in Nashville, Tennessee.

Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to the late Angelo and Ida Orlando on May 24, 1935, “Teddy” devoted his life to being a hardworking, dedicated, loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. At the early age, of just twenty-eight, “Teddy” set out on his voyage, to bring his young bride and son, to the United States. Unable to speak any English at the time, he quickly picked up the new language and being determined, often working multiple jobs to support his young family, he eventually began to live a very successful and satisfying life. While living in Massachusetts, he learned and developed a passion for flying, and learned how to fly small engine airplanes. He was a Member of Mansfield Civil Air Patrol. In his spare time, he loved being with his family and having family gatherings, gardening, growing vegetables and traveling, with his beloved wife, having been on over fifteen cruises. “Teddy” also had a lifetime passion for animals, especially cats and dogs. He will forever be missed by his loving family and friends.

Other than his parents, he is preceded in death by two brothers, Orlandino Orlando and Jhon Orlando.

Survivors include his loving wife of sixty years, Olinda Orlando; two sons, Marco (Joelle) Orlando and Roger Orlando; one daughter, Patricia (Jere) Ingargiola; one brother, Vincente (Lourdes) Orlando; one sister, Nahida (Adolfo) Gonzoles; five grandchildren, Joelle, Domenic, Marco, Marisa and Jacob; and two great grandchildren, Abel and Adriella.

Celebration of Life Services will be held at 11:30 AM on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, with Father Stephen Klasek officiating. The family will receive visitors from 10AM until time of services.

Tullahoma Funeral Home is honored to serve the Orlando Family and asks that you sign the guest book at www.tullahomafuneralhome.com

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