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Armand Anthony Orians

1929 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
Armand Anthony Orians Obituary
Armand Anthony Orians, 84, of Mount Dora, Fla., died unexpectedly and was received by the Lord on Thursday (Dec. 5, 2013) to His heavenly home.

Armand was born Sept. 3, 1929 in Carey, Ohio, the son of the late Raymond M. Orians and Viola Brodman Orians.

Armand married Mary Louise Koller, aka "his better half", Sept. 10, 1955, at St. Mary's Church, Vermilion, Ohio.

Armand was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Alfred, Earl, Paul, Louis and John; sisters Gertrude, Jean and Imelda; and grandson Matthew Orians.

Armand is survived by his wife of 58 years; seven children, Gregory of Ann Arbor, Mich., Michelle of Parkland, Fla., Scott of Deltona, Fla., Christine of Ashburn, Va., Julie of Naples, N.Y., Rebecca of Naples, N.Y., and Cathleen of Perrysburg, Ohio; 14 grandchildren, Amanda, Diane, Joelle, Brandon, Natalie, Ashley, Bridgette, Anthony, Rachael, Robby, Justin, Jacob, Kelly and Jordan; four great-grandchildren, Giuliana, Olivia, Matthew and Wyatt; sisters, Mary and Martha; brother-in-law, Adelbert (Carleen) Koller; sisters-in-law, MaryAnne Burley, Carol Fleming; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Armand graduated from Carey High School in 1948. In high school he excelled in baseball, basketball and football being selected for the All Ohio Football Team in 1947-48. He entered the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict being honorably discharged in 1954. Armand graduated with a BSBA from Bowling Green State University where he met the "love of his life," Mary.

Armand moved to New York State in 1957 and worked for the Worthington Corporation; then become a licensed realtor with his own realty company, Allegany Realty in Belmont. He built many recreation homes within the county and then joined the NY State Board of Equalization and Assessment as appraiser and assessor in 1971. Armand was chosen for the New York team that established the Property Valuation Bureau, and did re-valuation and appraisal of all property in the State. In 1980, Armand became regional director of 16 counties in western New York, until he retired in 1990.

Armand then moved to Mount Dora with Mary. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and was a faithful communicant and strong supporter of his faith. Armand was also an honorary member of the American Legion Post #808 in Belmont, NY and AMVETS Post #1992 of Mount Dora.

A mass of remembrance for Armand will be held at St. Patrick Church, Mount Dora, Fla., Wednesday (Dec. 11, 2013) at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the National , 225 North Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601.
Published in Wellsville Daily Reporter on Dec. 9, 2013
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