Orr, Delno Donald
Entry at National WWII Memorial Website
APPLE CREEK -- Delno Donald Orr, 86, of Apple Creek, passed away Monday, Sept. 21, 2009, at West View Manor Nursing Home.
He was born Oct. 10, 1922, in Apple Creek, the son of Ross J. and Ethel (Hofacre) Orr and married Hazel Reich. She survives.
Delno was a dairy farmer and a truck driver, who was proud of his Irish heritage.
He was a member of Apple Creek United Methodist Church, Gnat Boxer Square Dancing Group and had wintered in Fort Meade, Fla., for the past 24 years, where he was past president of the homeowners association.
He was a member of Ohio State University R.O.T.C. Pershing Rifles, and had served his country in the U.S. Army, where he was in Pattons 3rd Army Artillery Headquarter Battery and was a survivor of the Battle of the Bulge.
He enjoyed attending all activities of his children and grandchildren.
Surviving in addition to his wife, are children, Karen (Alan) Hittepole of Worthington, Richard D. (Sheila) Orr of Wooster, Marcia (Dan) Carpenter of Holmesville, Karla (Kevin) Jewell of Wooster and Paula (Bruce) Myers of Orrville; three stepchildren; grandchildren, Marly (Tony) Caton, Nathan (Maureen) Hittepole, Judson Orr, Douglas Orr, Toni Carpenter, Brent (Shannon) Carpenter, Jeffrey Jewell, Kathryn Jewell, Jeremy Jewell, Lee Delno Myers and David Dean Myers; great-grandchildren, Kayla Carpenter, Kiana Carpenter, Alexander Caton and Emily Caton; six step-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; and brothers, William Orr and Harlan "Skip" Orr, both of Apple Creek.
Delno was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Marvaline (Howenstine) Orr in 1966, and brothers, Clayton and Alonzo Orr and a sister, Norma Jean Knoble.
He was a loving supportive husband and father and progressive thinker.
Friends will be received at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster, on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m.
A memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. James Cooper officiating. Inurnment will be in Apple Creek Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Apple Creek Historical Society, c/o Joe Lackman, 728 E. Main St., Apple Creek 44606; or to the Honor Flight Inc., Attn: Tom O'Neal, 300 E. Auburn Ave., Springfield 45505.
[Source: The Daily Record (Wooster) Obituaries, September 23, 2009]