Naomi Jordan
B: 1930-06-05
D: 2017-09-22
View Details
Jordan , Naomi
Geraldine Link
B: 1925-06-06
D: 2017-09-18
View Details
Link, Geraldine
Margaret Joyce
B: 1944-11-13
D: 2017-09-17
View Details
Joyce, Margaret
Walter Miller
B: 1943-09-18
D: 2017-09-17
View Details
Miller, Walter
Carl Pierson
B: 1955-05-05
D: 2017-09-16
View Details
Pierson, Carl
Joseph Bullotta
B: 1955-12-22
D: 2017-09-13
View Details
Bullotta, Joseph
Gilbert Espenshied
B: 1931-08-30
D: 2017-09-08
View Details
Espenshied, Gilbert
Robert Sunderlin
B: 1949-06-11
D: 2017-09-07
View Details
Sunderlin , Robert
Joyce Stich
B: 1931-11-23
D: 2017-09-03
View Details
Stich, Joyce
Thelma Cardillo
B: 1929-10-27
D: 2017-08-31
View Details
Cardillo, Thelma
John Dabat
B: 1942-07-30
D: 2017-08-31
View Details
Dabat, John
Beverley Humbert
B: 1941-12-03
D: 2017-08-27
View Details
Humbert, Beverley
Martha Kowalski
B: 1925-05-11
D: 2017-08-27
View Details
Kowalski, Martha
Bonnie Adams
B: 1938-01-25
D: 2017-08-24
View Details
Adams, Bonnie
Theresa Marin
B: 1944-06-14
D: 2017-08-22
View Details
Marin, Theresa
Grant Liesch, Jr.
B: 1951-02-04
D: 2017-08-19
View Details
Liesch, Jr., Grant
Donna Mannas
B: 1944-11-02
D: 2017-08-18
View Details
Mannas, Donna
Geraldine Peternel
B: 1932-10-28
D: 2017-08-15
View Details
Peternel, Geraldine
Stephen Matta
B: 1942-07-30
D: 2017-08-11
View Details
Matta, Stephen
Thomas Holeva
B: 1933-03-16
D: 2017-08-08
View Details
Holeva, Thomas
Kenneth Conn
B: 1953-08-12
D: 2017-08-06
View Details
Conn, Kenneth


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
314 W. Lincoln Ave.
McDonald, PA 15057
Phone: (724) 926-2800
Fax: (724)926-2821
Anthony Orel Anthony Orel Anthony Orel Anthony Orel Anthony Orel Anthony Orel Anthony Orel Anthony Orel Anthony Orel Anthony Orel Anthony Orel Anthony Orel Anthony Orel Anthony Orel Anthony Orel Anthony Orel Anthony Orel Anthony Orel Anthony Orel Anthony Orel Anthony Orel Anthony Orel Anthony Orel Anthony Orel Anthony Orel
Memorial Candle Tribute From
Richard F. Thomas- Robert W. Little Funeral Service Inc.
"We are pleased to provide this Book of Memories to the family."
View full message >>>

Obituary for Anthony Orel


Anthony Joseph Orel, formerly of Imperial, passed away peacefully on July 2, 2017 with his family beside him. Tony was born on January 4, 1951. He was a graduate of Cornell University and a retired engineer.

A son of the late Anton and Catherine (Kokal) Orel, Tony was known for his role as starting offensive guard for the 1971 Cornell Ivy League Champions. However, he went on to even greater achievements. Tony was a master storyteller in the original bedtime stories category, t-shirt finalist in a Jersey Mike’s eating challenge, and he currently holds the record for the fastest time to achieve an ice cream headache. His children and grandchildren could always count on him to be a competitive opponent for a board game. Tony was absurdly punctual and loved to read. He could often be found at Barnes and Noble, enjoying a cup of coffee and a good book.

Tony had a competitive spirit but was generous with both time and money and consistently put his family’s needs above his own. He was adored by his four daughters Kelly (Brian) Harbaugh, Stacey (Matthew) Townsend, Alicia (Michael) Morrison, Angela (Robert) Morrison and eight grandchildren who will tell his story to his first great-granddaughter when she arrives later this summer: Brandon(Valeri) Megan, Tyler, Elizabeth, Olivia, Luke, Cole and Lily. He is survived by sisters Rose Marie Scumaci of Bethel, Elizabeth Holmes of Florida and Nancy Rank of Oakdale. He was preceded in death by sister Sylvia Bordo and brother Robert Orel.

Tony remained a true athlete, participating in several recreational sports leagues even into his senior years. At 66 Tony had a regular six mile run and a workout routine that shamed most 20-year-olds. However, when this did not prove sufficient to conquer cancer, he showed genuine sportsmanship and spent his final days enjoying his family, laughing and telling stories.

Friends and family will be received Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the Thomas-Little Funeral Service, Inc., 305 Main Street, Imperial (724-695-2800) where funeral service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Columbkille Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family to support Christian Botwright, a West Allegheny student battling cancer.
Order Flowers