Orlando E. Brillante
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Orlando E. Brillante

Indialantic, FL

Orlando E. Brillante, 89, passed into the arms of our Lord on Saturday, October 11, 2014.  He was a resident of Indialantic since 1964 where he always had a willingness to serve others in his community and will be remembered for his kindness and generosity to all. He served in the Army from 1943 - 1964 in the Africa, Italy, and Korean campaigns retiring as Major. 

He pioneered cable television in the State of FL and was founder and past president of Florida TV Cable. He was appointed by Governor Bob Graham as State Tele-Communication Consultant.  He was also past president of the Melbourne Chamber of Commerce, Astronaut Trail Association, Knights of Columbus, Kiwanis Club, Honor America.  He was a past chairperson of the Code Enforcement Board; Brevard Legislative Week-end Committee: Treasure/member Brevard Civilian Military Council, a lifetime member of VFW Post 4206, and usher at Holy Name of Jesus.

He leaves memories to be cherished by his beloved wife, Alda; children, Cheryl Link of Jacksonville, Larry Brillante (Mariane) of Indialantic, and Robert Brillante (Dana) of Tallahassee; grandsons, Robert Link (Jamie), Bret Brillante, Chad Brillante (Brittany), Holden Link and great grandson, Finn Link.

Visitation will be at Davis Seawinds Funeral Home on Thursday, October 16th from 5 - 8 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, Friday, October 17th at 11 a.m.  Interment will follow at Florida Memorial Gardens, Rockledge, FL. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Honor America Inc. (Melbourne) or Health First Hospice.  Condolences may be shared at davisseawinds.com

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Published in FloridaToday from Oct. 14 to Oct. 16, 2014.
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December 28, 2014
Deepest condolences to the entire Brillante family; he will be missed by all who knew him.
Larry Bell & Family
October 16, 2014
Lots of Kiwanis years together, and shared activities. Good fun. Good friend.
You will be missed. Love and prayers.
Isobel Carroll
October 16, 2014
Rest in peace Uncle Lil. I hope you are surrounded by all of your brothers and sister in heaven. You will be missed.
Amy Pick
October 15, 2014
"With Deepest Sympathy"

Joe Lee Smith and family
Joe Lee Smith
October 15, 2014
'Brill' started my forty years in the Melb.cable industry ... rest knowing how well the industry is moving forward; Thank you, Sir!
Sue Sampson
October 15, 2014
Deepest sympathy for the loss of a wonderful man. Much love to the family. ???
Andrea Deratany Blasy
October 14, 2014
I remember the generosity and love that Uncle Lil always shared with his sister Mary (my grandmother), may he rest in peace and be united with all his siblings. Sending my love to Auntie Alda and family.
Toni Silva
October 14, 2014
Love and prayers to you Cheryl and all your family. God bless
Kathy Stetson
October 14, 2014
Condolences from members of Women's Army Corps Veterans Association Space Coast Chapter # 64 and Dr. A. Maloon-Gibson, Honor America Board of Directors 2014
October 14, 2014
uncle lil was a great uncle and a good person all around he will be highly missed my condolences goes out to the whole brillante family
October 14, 2014
Prayers are with all of you during this time of grief. Orlando and my dad, Adger Smith, were good friends and served on many boards, committees, etc., together. Dad always had kind words about your Dad. He was a wonderful member of our community. May God be with each of you.
Al & Connie Bruce
October 14, 2014
I went from coming up knowing Brill as a visionary business person, to following in some of his community footsteps. He was an amazing colleague across those years, and never forgot to come over and say hi, how's it going whenever we met. He will be greatly missed. Blessings and prayers for family and friends who rue his loss. lb
Lloyd Behrendrt
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