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On Monday, December 3, 2012, Mike Alberto Orona, of Rockville, MD; beloved husband of the late Connie M. Orona, his wife of 55 years; father of Bonnie A. Scaggs, Michael A. Orona and Brenda A. Harding, and husband John E. Harding, Sr.; grandfather of William J. "Joe" Scaggs, Jr., Christy L. Scaggs, Jacqueline D. Orona, Michael A. Scaggs and John E. Harding, Jr. There will be no viewing or visitation at the funeral home prior to services. Cryptside services will be held 1:30 p.m., Thursday, December 27, at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 13801 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD. Entombment will follow in the Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions in Mr. Orona's name to Hospice by the Sea, Inc., 1531 W. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33486-3395 and/or The Village of Rockville a National Lutheran Community, 9701 Viers Drive, Rockville, MD 20850. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

Published in The Washington Post on Dec. 21, 2012