John A. "Johnny O" Orlowski

John A. "Johnny O" Orlowski, 93, of Lyndora recently died at Allegheny Valley Hospital after an extended illness.
Born in Butler on May 10, 1920, he was the son of late Stephen and Stefania "Stella" (Wieckoski) Orlowski, who had immigrated here from Poland.
John was a World World II veteran, serving in the 359th Infantry Regiment of the U.S. Army 90th Infantry Division. This division was also known as the "Tough 'Ombres," and saw more days of combat than any other division in the European Theater of Operations. He received the Bronze Star, the Good Conduct Medal and the Combat Infantry Badge. John was also awarded the Jubilee of Liberty Medal for his involvement in the Battle of Normandy.
He was a proud member of the American Legion Post 778, the VFW and the Ninetieth Division Association.
Mr. Orlowski was a former jeweler.
He enjoyed his pet dogs over the years, sitting on his porch swing, reading the Butler Eagle, tending to his flowers and traveling, especially on Tanglewood Senior Travel Club tours conducted by his friend Zola Faulisi. He liked to stay up late watching old movies on TCM. And once he served as the senior citizen witness for the televised Pennsylvania Lottery drawing.
He was a member of the St. Fidelis Parish, Lyndora.
John was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy "Dottie" (Kovacevich) Orlowski, who passed away in 1985; two sisters, Anna Orlowski and Louise Ekis; and three brothers, Michael Orlowski (infant), Joseph Orlowski and Frank Orlowski.
He leaves his sister, Victoria Yeager of Volant, and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins
ORLOWSKI - Funeral services for John A. "Johnny O" Orlowski will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel of Butler County Memorial Park. Military honors will be provided by the American Legion/VFW. Entombment will follow.
Arrangements are by the Geibel Funeral Home, 201 E. Cunningham St., Butler.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Legion, the VFW or the Ninetieth Division Association.


Funeral Home

Geibel Funeral Home
201 E Cunningham St Butler, PA 16001
(724) 287-2123

Published in Butler Eagle from Jan. 18 to Jan. 19, 2014