Robert John LORELLO
1929 - 2019
LORELLO, Robert John Dr. Robert John Lorello, beloved husband of Anita, formerly of Short Hills, NJ and Palm Beach, FL, passed away peacefully on March 17, 2019. Dr. Lorello was born on February 8, 1929 in Newark, NJ to Silvio and Jenny Lorello. He attended Seton Hall University and the State University of New York College of Medicine. His residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery was completed at St. Vincent's Hospital and NYU Bellevue Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Lorello served as a Medical Officer in the U.S. Navy at the end of the Korean War and held the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Dr. Lorello was known for his dedication, intelligence, and compassion towards his profession and his patients. Some of the positions he held were as the Director of Surgery, Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery, and President of the Medical Staff at Clara Maass Hospital in Belleville, NJ. He also was an attending surgeon at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ, Columbus Hospital and St. James Hospital, both in Newark, NJ. Additionally, Dr. Lorello was a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and an Attending Surgeon at UMDNJ. Dr. Lorello was a member of the American College of Surgeons and the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and a Charter Member of the Eastern Orthopaedic Society. He was also a member of the Medical Society of New Jersey, the New Jersey Orthopaedic Society, and a President of the Essex County Medical Society. Robert loved classical music and opera, european travel, Italian food, boating, and tennis, all of which were an integral part of his family's life. He was a member of the Maplewood Country Club in New Jersey, the Tiro A Segno, the Morgagni Medical Society, and the New York Athletic Club in New York City, the Deep Sea Club in Montauk, NY, as well as the Palm Beach Yacht Club, the Sailfish Club, and the Beach Club in Palm Beach. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Anita. He was predeceased by his son John William Lorello. He is also survived by his children Silvia Lorello Micchelli, Robert Lorello, Jr., and Marisa Vesley and her husband Scott, as well as five wonderful grandchildren who brought him so much joy and love: Robert, Peter, and Chiara Micchelli and Gianni and Nico Lorello. There will be a funeral mass held at St. Edward Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at 11:00AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Doctors Without Borders.
Published by Palm Beach Daily News from Mar. 20 to Mar. 21, 2019.
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WE met Dr. in 1965. We had a baby girl Jane, with severley clubbed feet and hands. He casted her on day four, then we would soak them off and meet him and Esther at the casting room at Clara, on Monday morning at 9. Castings and surgeries went on until she kicked her braces off in 7th grade and said no more. Then in Senior year at Centenary College, Jane severly broke her right leg. Without a doubt, no one else could touch her leg. We contacted his answering service. They were unsure they could contact him. In a flash he contacted the hospital and we transfered her to Clara. When we arrived we were greeted by staff, they asked, "who do you know?" He was there, everythng was set for her and he took it from there.The surgery with a plate from knee to ankle followed. A year and a half later that had to be removed. I took her to class every day and she gratuated with her class. We are grateful for Dr. Robert Lorello. He got her up and walking. She graduated. was never unemployed, married and at 55, lives a "normal" life. May he rest in peace, peace be with you.
Karen Bilza
November 18, 2019
We first met Dr Lorello in July 1965. A new family of three. Our daughter Jane had been born on July 9. Elated and broken hearted at the same time, our beautiful baby girl was born with severly clubbed feet. clubbed hands and other results of a footling birth. As I wandered the halls, I came across Dr examining my girl. I had been afraid to do the finger and toe count and was affraid to stand there and watch. I was twenty years old and quite frankly hadn't a clue. So he casted her feet on day four and our long association began. Every Sunday night we soaked the casts off and every Monday at 9AM we would meet doc and Esther at the casting room at Clara. More to follow
November 18, 2019
Silvia, Robert & Marisa: I am so very sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort be with you in your time of need.
March 31, 2019
I am incredibly sorry for your loss, my condolences. May you always cherish the memories that you've had with your loved one. Remember God's promise at Jeremiah 29:11,12 this will give the family the comfort they all need during this time of grief.
March 24, 2019
Anita, Ralph an I are so sorry for your loss. Even though we have not know you and Bob that long, you are a cherished neighbor and friend. Please let us know if you need help with anything. We are right across the street.
Kathy& Ralph Hecht
March 22, 2019
Doc Lorello was a wonderful man,
Bill Heard
March 21, 2019
I had the pleasure of arranging many wonderful trips for Dr. and Mrs. Lorello and their family. He was a wonderful man who will be missed by all who knew him. My deepest condolences to his family.
Morina Chmielak
March 20, 2019
We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad Silvia. Our deepest condolences and please send our love to your mom.
Mar & Carl Auditore
March 20, 2019
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