Orlando Leonard Igarta
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Orlando Leonard Igarta, a long-time resident of Carson, California, passed away on February 28, 2013, at the age of 77. Orlando is survived by his wife Mevelyn, daughters Jan Grotegut and Leila Jones, and sons Sean Igarta, and Anthony Borchers. Orlando, known to his mo'opuna as "Papa," is survived by eleven grandchildren, Kyle, Kendall, Austin, Ariel, Shane, Eric, Micah, Logan, Marissa, Luke, Joshua, and four great-grandchildren T.K., Parks, Cruz, and Maria Kamalani, named by Papa, and born on the day after he passed. From Wailuku, Maui, Orlando was the fifth child of ten. He went back home often with Mev. There they would visit family, relax, and go to the beach to gather limu. In his retirement from TWA/American Airlines, Orlando cared for his impeccable lawn, and made time for conversation with neighbors. He played ukulele with his many friends during the week, and also carved ipu. Having recently returned from a 2-week Tahitian cruise, Orlando and Mev were seasoned world travelers. On Sundays, he and Mev would make time for church, and looked forward to meeting up with the breakfast group. Orlando also served his country as an enlisted member of the United States Army. He will be missed by all. Mass will be held at St. Philomena Church at 21900 South Main Street in Carson, California, on March 23rd at 1:30 p.m., "aloha" attire. Go to www.lafuneral.com to send the family messages and share memories. Sign the guest book at www.daily breeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on Mar. 10, 2013