Samuel A Orandle

September 14, 1933August 5, 2021

Samuel A. Orandle, 87, of Las Vegas passed away peacefully on August 5, 2021 at Nathan Adelson Hospice House.

Sam was born September 14, 1933 in Baltimore, MD to the late Nathan Orandle and Eva Harrison Orandle. He was preceded in death by his brother David I. Orandle and his wife of 46 years Carolyn Abbott Orandle.

Surviving are his two daughters Lauri B. Leight (George) of Baltimore, MD; Deborah L. Molesworth (John) of Frederick, MD; grandchildren Dustin A. Leight (Charlotte) of York, PA; Laura C. Molesworth of Seattle, WA; John S. Molesworth and Kelly B. Molesworth of Frederick, MD.

Also surviving are his beloved fiancée Bonnie Fastow; her son Michael Fastow; grandson Justin Patterson (Justine) and great granddaughter Sherri; all of Las Vegas.

During his early adult years, Sam was a proud pilot in the United States Air Force Reserves. After graduating from law school in Baltimore, he enjoyed a long career as an attorney for the United States Customs Service. From Baltimore, he moved to Crownsville, MD where he lived with his family for 25 years before retiring to Las Vegas.

Sam was a lifetime master at Bridge, won many backgammon tournaments and enjoyed playing black jack. He was a proud member of the Post 21 Jewish war veterans group in Las Vegas.

A private service will be held at the Southern Nevada Veterans Cemetery in Boulder City, NV.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Orandle family.


  • Committal Service

    Thursday, August 19, 2021


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Emily Palmer

August 26, 2021

Bonnie Fastow, My condolences on the passing of Samuel Orandle , he had a very interesting life, and he was a very smart man. Our creator Jehovah God has promised us all a resurrection of life here on earth. In gods holy book, the Bible it mentions 8 resurrections and that is to show what is going to happen. Bonnie, when you have a little time you may call if you wish at (702) 434-1752. Be strong, my dear. Emily Palmer.

Raymond Fogerlund

August 19, 2021

I met Sam through backgammon and we played all over the United States. He was a member of the local Las Vegas club and participated the whole time I have been here (ten years). Sam lived about a block from me and I was sad to hear that he had passed. Sam was a consumate gentleman and a clever opponent. Rest in peace, my friend...

Ray Fogerlund

Tony Anton

August 11, 2021

Sam was a member of the Las Vegas Backgammon Club for more than 20 years. His last tournament was on Jul 13, 2021. He shared 1st place! During his career he finished in the Top 10 ten times, including participating in the Club Championship in 2020. At the time of his passing, he was #6 on the all-time points list. I knew Sam the entire time, considered him a friend, and his description of himself as an officer and a gentleman was spot on. Rest in peace.

Tony Anton - LVBC Director

Michael Fastow

August 7, 2021

To many