Jun 27, 1950Jan 21, 2017
West End Assembly of God
Fri, January 27, 2017
11 : 00 AM – 12 : 00 AM
Carlos Orpiano, 66, left this world to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 21, 2017, after a short, but fearless battle with cancer. A loving, devoted husband, he leaves behind his devoted wife, Lori; former wife, Leesa Hyman; former sister-in-law, Jennifer “Sissy” Goldman; stepson, Andrew Smith (Ashley); step-daughter, Amanda Squires (Jeff); and beloved grandson, Jackson. He is also survived by siblings, Pedro, Josephine (Mike) and Irene (Frank); children, Chris (Shirle), Penny “Jessie” and Corey; grandchildren, Christopher, Jordan (Jena), Noah, Amber, Preston and Emma; great-grandchild, Evvy; and a host of other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Pedro Orpiano; brothers, Quinton and Thomas Orpiano. Carlos was a long-time, dedicated employee of S&D Coffee, and a die-hard UVA fan. To know him was to love him and he will truly be missed by everyone who was lucky enough to know him. A celebration of life will be held at West End Assembly of God on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 11am. A special thanks to all the employees and friends at S&D Coffee who made it possible for Carlos to go to Concord on the tour that meant so much to him.
A life gone way too soon!! Thanks Carlos for loving my mother with all your heart and for stepping up and being a great grandfather to Jackson. You will be missed by all.
I will love you always. You were and always will be my true love. You will always live in my heart my dear Carlos your earthly body may be gone but the love of you will forever carry on I love you baby
The love this man had in his heart was amazing and to see how he truly loved my aunt was breath taking. I had the honor to spend time with my uncle went he health was failing and is last words to me I will always remember . I love you Carlos
Aunt Lori,We are thinking of you. If you need anything call me.
Dearest Lori, Your Carlos was an amazing man and blessed many with his friendship, generosity, & love. What a Blessing for you to have been his Wife. What a Blessing for Carlos to have been your Husband. Your loss is deep and painful. But your memories are deeper and joyful. My love and prayers are with you always, for although our lives have only recently come together, we are now forever bonded in life and love, sharing family and friends.. Rest In Peace, Carlos. As you now can be sure of, Your Lori is not alone. Much Love,LoriðŸ’™
Josephine Orpiano Swafford lit a candle for Carlos Orpiano
Kristie Loving Ragland lit a candle for Carlos Orpiano
My Dear Friend Carols I will so miss hearing your smile & especially all you advice you gave me on the affairs of my love life We will miss you but I know you will be waiting on your many friends to join you in your heavenly home Patricia Roach
Brenda mills lit a candle for Carlos Orpiano
RIP my friend Carlos thanks for the great childhood memories. My prayers are with Lori and the Orpiano family.
Kristy Johnson lit a candle for Carlos Orpiano
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Carlos was a fun person to be around. He always made sure that if you were out with him, your experience was unforgettable. We will miss you Carlos. Thank you for the fun and laughter!
Delmas and Kim Pulley lit a candle for Carlos Orpiano
Ellen Milo added a photo
Leesa lit a candle for Carlos Orpiano
Mary Rader lit a candle for Carlos Orpiano
Debbie Crosswhite lit a candle for Carlos Orpiano
Condolences to all of you – family and friends, may God be there to comfort all of you and to help you through this time of grief, and Lori, please know we are all here for you with our love and prayers
To my grandad that I will always love and meant so much to me and my future life decisions thus far. I know you’d be so proud of me. Everything I do is with my hearts full potential as in what you’d do.