Orin and I served together at the USDA more than 25 years ago, and we have stayed in touch every year since. He was a wonderful colleague and a great teacher. We had a special bond, and I will certainly miss him. He made remarkable contributions to the USDA, especially the soil conservation programs.
Big "O" ..One of a kind..his heart was as big as the great outdoors. Always had that wonderful smile on his face. A truly wonderful and giving human being. He will be missed, but will forever live in my heart and mind.
Orin, you were such a big part of my life and words cannot describe how much I will miss you. You were my father, friend and a great husband to my mom. I love you, Orin and will miss you so much. Your loving daughter Arlene. Cape Coral, FL
Orin was a very special man. He joined our family and immediately became our father. Extremely generous and kind, he thought only of others and rarely of himself. We will miss you Orin, more than you could ever know.
Your loving daughter Susan & son in-law Mike
West Chicago, IL
Our sympathies to all of you at Uncle Orin's passing. I have such fond memories of Orin when he would tell me of his travels and interesting people he met over the years. He will be greatly missed . Surley he and Pops are up in heaven telling jokes while they watch their fishing poles on the dock.
What a awesome man! He will be greatly missed! I'm thankful that me and my son got to spend some great quality time with him, and how we will cherish those memories forever. He was one of a kind, with great stories, and a loving heart.. wish we could be there for his service, but you all will be heavy upon our hearts. Thanks Orin for loving us...
I Love and miss you Orin! Love Your Granddaughter Lynn
Grampa Orin, the pain and suffering is over for you now. For you are in the comforting arms of the Lord, our Heavenly Father, and you are in Heaven, the Kingdom of the Lord, where no evil or pain shall enter this Kingdom. I LoveYou very much, as well as did anyone who knew you, and certainly your family as well. You were so giving and loving, and you had an excellent sense of humour and a wonderful disposition. You will certainly be missed and thouht about alot!! I Love You, Love, Your Granddaughter Lynn XX00XX00XX00XX0 REST IN PEACE
Orin will be truely missed. He was a good man with a good heart. I enjoyed the time i was able to spend with him. Will miss the morning coffee and conversations we had every time i was down there visiting. You touched thse hearts of many through out your life..Rest in peace orin..
My brothers, Philip and Steve, and I will miss our uncle Orin. We wish we could be there for his service, and also thank you, Arlene, for all you've done to help him these past many months.