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Harold "Doc" Orvis M.D.

Harold "Doc" Orvis M.D. Obituary
Harold 'Doc' Orvis M.D., 89, formerly of West Chester , of Onondaga Hill, N.Y., passed away Saturday May 25, 2013 at Van Duyn Home & Hospital in Syracuse, N.Y. Born in Philadelphia, he lived in West Chester until moving to Syracuse in 1993. "Doc" served in the Air Force and was a graduate of Guilford College in North Carolina and Columbia Univ. where he received his M.D. degree. A practicing physician in West Chester, until retiring in 1993, throughout his working career, he was recognized for his quiet way of helping others. "Doc" was a friend of Immanuel United Methodist Church, member of Q. B. and the Lions Club in West Chester. He was also a former Boy Scout leader and enjoyed being a pilot, traveling and entering his models in the NYS Fair where he was an award winner. He also enjoyed spending time with his family. Surviving are his wife of 58 years, the former Anna Ruth Schlaanstine; daughter, Lynda (Nick) DeLallo of Marietta, N.Y.; son, John (Michelle) Orvis of Lakewood, Colo.; daughter-in-law, Eve Orvis of Duncannon, Pa.; sister, Marie (James) Andrew of Los Alamos, N.M.; grandsons, Stephen F. (Dawn) Orvis II of Duncannon, Jesse Orvis of Duncannon, Patrick DeLallo of Charlotte, N.C., Michael DeLallo of Charlotte, N.C., John DeLallo of Marietta, N.Y. and, Sam Orvis of Lakewood, Colo.; granddaughters, Taylor J. Orvis of West Chester, Pa., Ruth DeLallo of Rochester and Karlee Orvis of Lakewood, Colo.; great-granddaughter, Natalie Orvis of Duncannon; and several nieces. "Doc" was predeceased by his parents, Harold and Leora Orvis; brother, John Roger Orvis; sister, Barbara Adair; son, Stephen F, Orvis; and great-granddaughter, Chloe Orvis-McWhirter. Harold will be laid to rest at a later date in West Chester. Please share condolences at www.BuranichFuneralHome.com.

Published in Daily Local News on June 2, 2013
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