Barbara Jean Orlandi (nee Morris), 82, of Mayfield Heights, Ohio passed away on August 30, 2022 following an extended battle with lung cancer and other illnesses.
Barb was born December 4, 1939, in Hooversville, Pennsylvania. In the mid 1950’s, with her family she relocated to the Cleveland area. She was a 1957 graduate of East High School. She was a talented trumpet player, earning a partial scholarship to The Ohio State University. However due to family financial constraints, she was not able to enroll.
Barb married her beloved husband Julius Orlandi Jr. in 1960. As of Julius’ passing in 2011, they were married almost 51 years.
Her family gave her the most enjoyment in life and they remember her as a loving mother and person of deep spiritual faith, dedicated above all else to her family. Her faith was clearly demonstrated through many volunteer activities throughout her life.
She worked for many years alongside the Sisters of Ursuline College. She also worked as a Certified Master in the practice of Reiki Energy Healing.
Barb spent years volunteering with the Sisters of the Most Holy Trinity – Our Lady of Lourdes, in Euclid.
She was a Lay Eucharistic Minister at St. Clare Church in Lyndhurst, and was a member of the Isabella Guild, a charitable female volunteer auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus, Gilmour Council 310.
Professionally, Barb worked on staff for many years as an office administrator within the Mayfield City School system.
Survivors are her brother Charles (“Buddy”) Morris Jr. (wife Irene) and dear brother-in-law Wally Grinnell (husband of Patricia, deceased); her children Michael (wife Lisa) of Thompson, OH; Laura Ardire (husband James) of Mayfield Heights, OH; Philip (wife Stacey) of Des Moines, Iowa; Paul (wife Sherrie) of Eastlake, OH; Julie Zukauckas (husband Brian) of Brecksville, OH; grandchildren Devin (deceased), Monroe, Kendall (Josh), Gavin, and Peyton Orlandi; Olivia and Mallory Zukauckas; Juliet Orlandi; Joshua Peters (Jeanette); Stephanie Seifried (Michael); Cassie Palmisano (Brian); and several great-grandchildren.
Barb was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Bridget (nee Haley) Morris Sr. and her sisters Charlotte Sherman, Margaret Copen, Patricia Grinnell, and grandson Devin.
Barb’s family extends a very special thank you to the staff and caregivers at Cedar Living and Cypress Hospice, who were instrumental maintaining her quality of life and care over the last couple of years. Donations in Barbara’s memory can be made to Cypress Hospice – 2 Berea Commons, Suite #1 Berea, OH 44017, or via cypresshospice.com.
Mass of Christian Burial Friday September 9, 2022, at St. Clare Catholic Church at 10 AM. Burial following at Knollwood Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Barb at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF SOUTH EUCLID, 4600 MAYFIELD RD. (just east of Green Rd.) THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 8, 4-8 PM.
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