Orlando 'Lanny' S. Pride III
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Orlando "Lanny" S. Pride III, 73, of Butler passed away peacefully Jan. 28 at his winter home in Sarasota, Fla.
Born June 3, 1939, in Butler, he was the son of late Orlando S. and Grace Elizabeth Pride.
He graduated from Butler High School in 1957, and as a Pi Kappa Alpha with a bachelor's in metallurgical engineering from Penn State University.
Lanny worked eight years as a metallurgical engineer for the Armco Steel Corp. Beginning in 1971, he decided to get into the rehabilitation of older buildings in Pittsburgh. He then bought and renovated 202 units in Butler.
By 1985, he partnered with Holzapfel in the purchase of the Jaffe Building, which now is known as the Hollypointe Centre, in which he became the sole owner in 2001. Hollypointe became a silent tribute to his father who was a well-known horticulturalist.
Lanny has shown us all his greatest passions for his work, tennis, music, books, college football, politics, his beloved dog Timber, and most of all, people.
Lanny is survived by his sister and her husband, Margaret and James E. Barrington of Chester, Conn.; his nephew, Benjamin Barrington of Boston, Mass.; his dog and best friend, Timber Pete Pride; his business associate, Trista King of Butler; and his staff at the Hollypointe Centre.
PRIDE - Friends of Orlando S. Pride III, who died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, will be received at the Geibel Funeral Home, 201 E. Cunningham St., Butler, from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday. A casual funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Private interment will be in the North Side Cemetery, Butler.
Since Timber was rescued by Lanny, his family suggests that memorial donations be sent to the Butler Humane County Humane Society, 1015 Evans City Road, Renfrew, PA 16053.
Information also is available at www.geibelfuneralhome.com.
Published in Butler Eagle on Feb. 7, 2013