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John MacGregor Orr

AGE: 82 • Sarasota,FL

John MacGregor Orr of Sarasota, FL died August 25, 2017. He was born in Newark, NJ to Norma (Sippel) Orr and John Orr and has a sister, Barbara Patterson (Robert). John competed a tour in the Navy as a Lieutenant (jg) and married Nancy (Parker) Orr in 1957. They had 3 children: Cheryl Jaekle (Ron), William Orr (Beth), and Jennifer Bilyou (John). John was extremely proud of his grandchildren: Lauren Jaekle, Colin Jaekle, Melissa Jaekle, Jimmy Orr (Ashley), Emily Ward (Kyle), Sara Orr, JC Bilyou and Bret Bilyou. John and his family lived in many parts of the U.S. during his career with the Gillette Company. He was a gregarious, larger than life figure within the Gillette comuunity who inspired so many others to be more than they ever thought they could be. After Nancy's death, he married Carol (Morse) Orr. They lived in Atlanta and Lake Hartwell, GA areas where he was wll known for his classic pig roasts. Following retirement, they moved to Sarasota. John was very active in Palm Aire Country Club, enjoying the golf and many good friends. He was a loving man who knew no stranger, with a smile and a joke for everyone, and his dynamic spirit was an inspiration to all who knew him. John will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held on September 8th at the Sarasota National Cemetery at 12:30PM, followed by a reception at Palm Aire Country Club. Memorial donations may be made to Pines of Sarasota Foundation or The First Tee Sarasota/Manatee.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Sept. 21, 2017
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