Thomas R. Orlik

September 12, 1944January 7, 2019
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Thomas R. Orlik died on Monday, January 7, 2019 at the Vitas Hospice at Nazareth in Philadelphia. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Chester V. and Irene J. Orlik. Thomas was a lifelong resident of the city.

Mr. Orlik was a retired employee of the Internal Revenue Service in Philadelphia.

Thomas enjoyed fishing and was an avid wrestling fan. He was a car enthusiast and loved going to car shows. He had an excellent sense of humor and loved to laugh. Thomas also enjoyed going to restaurants for a good meal.

Thomas was the devoted father of Thomas Orlik, Jr. (Christine), and Kathleen Quinn both of Philadelphia. He was the loving grandfather of Thomas Orlik, III, Craig Orlik, Christopher Quinn, Ryan Quinn, and Katey Quinn. He was the beloved brother of Virginia Papaleo and Chester Orlik. He is also survived by his loving nieces and nephews, Jenavieve O’Connor and Josanna Metzker, Anthony and Rena Papaleo.

Relatives and friends are invited to call from 6 to 7 PM on Monday, January 14, 2019 at the Wm. Rowen Grant Funeral Home, 659 Street Road, Southampton, PA 18966. His Memorial Service will follow at 7 PM.

As Thomas was an avid animal advocate. in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hart 2 Heart Animal Rescue of Philadelphia (501c3), PO Box 15323 Philia., Pa 19111 or paid through PayPal at


  • Hart 2 Heart Animal Rescue of Philadelphia (501c3)


  • Memorial Gathering Monday, January 14, 2019
  • Memorial Service Monday, January 14, 2019

Thomas R. Orlik

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Jeanette Maxwell

January 11, 2019

Tom, I'm going to miss seeing you race down I-95 in your fancy Blue Cadillac. A couple of times I actually thought I would catch up to you but that was impossible. Now your in that big highway in the sky, enjoy the ride my friend... My prayers are with your family and friends.. Rest in peace...

Rena Papaleo

January 9, 2019

Thank u for all the wonderful memories and stories of my uncle, he truely was an all around great guy, we are going to miss him dearly, he stepped up to the plate when my dad died and filled that empty void that noone else could. Worked his whole life to enjoy his retirement but sadly never got the opportunity to enjoy a day of sunshine and happiness, taken wayyyy to soon, this earth sufferd a major loss when we had to let him go and say goodbye, i love u tommy, dont ever forget that, till we meet again, ur always in my heart n soul!

Linda Volgraf

January 9, 2019

Saddened to hear of Tom's passing. It was pleasure to know and work with him. Such a nice, considerate and generous gentleman. My condolences to his family. May he rest in peace.

Michael Bintliff

January 9, 2019

I liked Tom very much. Just a plain good guy. My deepest condolences to his family.