In Memoriam of Joseph Orlando


Joseph S. Orlando, a resident of Lewes, Delaware, passed away on January 25, 2017. He was 69.

Joseph was born on April 14, 1947 in the Bronx to the late Adolph and Maryrose (Marino) Orlando. He was retired from Bergen Regional Medical Center as Chief Hospital Executive and former Executive Director of Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx.   Joseph was very active in the American College of Healthcare Executives and it’s local chapter, the Metropolitan Health Administrators’ Association (MHAA).  He served as President in 1984-1985.  Joseph was always willing to help his colleagues and enthusiastically engaged in developing the leadership potential  for the next generation of healthcare executives.

He was an active participant in Salesian High School Alumni Association, the Board of Directors of Monroe College, and in several Bronx community associations to benefit the neighborhood, including the Morris Heights Health Center. He was a lover of all things automotive, especially Corvettes and Vespas.

Joseph is survived by his two daughters; Karen (William) Vetter and Emily Orlando; his four grandchildren Hunter Deneen, Jackson Targa, Chiara Vetter and Hudson Vetter, and his former spouses, Lorraine Orlando and Rita Orlando. He is also survived by his siblings; Frank (Noreen) Orlando, Adolph M.(Debra) Orlando and Genevieve (Richard) Vaccariello.

Joseph was also predeceased by his daughter, Deborah Orlando.