Paul Orlando, 84, passed away August 15, 2019

Paul Orlando, 84, of Benton Harbor, passed peacefully in his home on August 15th surrounded by his family and loved ones.

Paul was the long-time owner of Automotive Electric and a member of the American Legion and Elks Club. He led a full life, travelling extensively, managing a championship softball team, hunting, fishing, and raising a family. He was a great dancer and appreciated the joy in life. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his partner Betty “BJ” Forray, his sister Frances Orlando Schaefer, sister-in-law Ruth Tyler, son Paul (Jan) Orlando of Benton Harbor, daughter Laura (Jaime) Orlando of Boston, Massachusetts, grandchildren Gillian Orlando-Milbauer, Paige Massey-Orlando, Eliza Orlando-Milbauer, Zachary Orlando-Milbauer, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy (Wagner) Orlando, son, Craig Orlando, and brothers George Orlando, Anthony Orlando, Joe Orlando.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held 12:30 P.M. Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Burial will follow at North Shore Memory Gardens in Coloma. Friends may visit with the family from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M. Monday at the funeral home. Those wishing to sign Paul’s Memory Book online may do so at 

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