Gloria Rose Orlando

December 27, 1928September 25, 2020

On September 25, 2020, Gloria Rose Orlando passed away. Gloria was a kind, hard-working soul who was fiercely independent, very disciplined, and loyal to her family and friends. At the time of her death, she was 91 years old.

Gloria was born on December 27, 1928 in San Jose, California, the daughter of William and Josephine Schwartz. After Gloria’s mother died when she was 9 years old, for a while, she lived with her grandmother who Gloria adored her entire life.

In 1949, Gloria married Salvador Orlando to whom she was married for 66 years. Gloria and Sal lived in Santa Clara since 1954. They had three sons: Tim, Mark, and Scott. Gloria was an able homemaker and also worked for the telephone company and JC Penney.

Gloria’s life was enriched by her family who loves her: daughter-in-laws Shelda and Sandy; granddaughters Gina, Kelsey, and Kylie; grandsons Michael and Ryan; great grandsons Dylan and Lucas; and her great granddaughter, Emery.


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Ron OBrien

October 2, 2020

Gloria was my Godmother and 1st cousin. and I loved her very much. The duty of a Godmother is to care for her Godson if the Godson’s parents became incapable of caring for their son. This never happened, but if it did, Gloria would have been most capable of raising and caring for me. My favorite of Gloria’s personality traits was her fiestiness and her strong opinions. May God rest her soul, as I know she’s now at peace.

Tim Orlando

September 29, 2020

Well, Mom, you finally got your wish. Good day for you, not good for the rest of us. We’re so proud of you. Rest in peace. You’ve earned it.

Love, Tim

Whitney Diaz

September 29, 2020

I was lucky to call Gloria my honorary Grandmother. She would spoil me, just like I was one of her own, with generous gifts, delicious food and her sassy wit. She may have been small in stature but she was larger than life. She wasn't affraid of telling it like it was and I truly admired her for it. I hope that I have half the tenacity and generocity she had. I will miss her deeply but am comforted knowing that she has been reunited with her sweet Sal.
Hugs & Condolences to the family
Whitney Diaz
(friend of Gina and Kelsey)


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