ASKEL, Mich. - Jonathon James Orlando, 23, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at Baraga County Memorial Hospital.
He was born Dec. 4, 1988, in Long Beach, Calif., son of James and Jacquelyn (Lahnala) Orlando.
He moved to Askel at the age of 4, graduated from Houghton High School in 2007 and continued his education at Gogebic College where he graduated as a registered nurse. He worked at Marquette General as an ER trauma nurse where he was recognized by peers and co-workers as a valuable asset. He took great pride in his work and received outstanding praise from his patients. Jonathon was fortunate to have found a career he loved and excelled at, at such a young age.
Jonathon loved the outdoors, mountain biking, fishing, hunting, golfing and cross country skiing, especially in the company of his brothers (who actually hated the skiing part).
Surviving are his parents, James and Jacquelyn Orlando of Askel; brothers, James (Kimberly) Orlando and Nicholas Orlando, both of Askel; maternal grandmother, Jean Lahnala of Pelkie; paternal grandfather, James E. Orlando of Long Beach, Calif.; aunts, Lori, Shannon and Michelle; and special friends, the Dennis family of Houghton.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, July 2, 2012, at 3 p.m. in the Jacobson Funeral Home. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service in the funeral home. Burial will be in the Karki Cemetery.
Friends may sign Jonathon's guest book or send condolences at jacobsonfuneralhome.com.