Joseph G Orr

Rank: MSgt (R)

Entered Into Eternal Rest

Joseph "Joe" George Orr, 80, died Friday, Sept. 25, 2009 at his home. Born in Washington, D.C., he made his home in Newport News since 1964. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1974, after 27 years of dedicated service. He served in the Army at the end of WW II and later in the U.S. Air Force, as a Master Parachutist in the Air Traffic Control career field. He was a lifetime member of the Combat Control Association.

After he retired from the military, he worked for the Newport News Waterworks for almost 20 years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and an active member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, where he served as an usher. Joe always had a smile to share with everyone.

Joe is survived by his wife of 55 years, Marlene Orr; his daughters, Robyn Orr of Newport News, and Michele Adams and her husband, Gregory of Rockville, Md.; his son, Michael J. Orr and his wife, Anna of Oklahoma; and his three grandchildren, Justin, Amanda, and Brandon.

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