In Loving Memory of John D. Orgill
John D. OrgillBlakely, PA September 30, 1956 ~ August 6, 2018 Date of Service: August 10, 2018
John D. Orgill, 61, of Blakely, died Monday from injuries suffered in a tractor- trailer accident in Knowlton, N.J. He is survived by his wife, the former Deborah Adelman. The couple celebrated 36 years of marriage on June 11.
Born in Scranton, he was the son of the former Patricia Morgan, Taylor, and the late John Orgill. He was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School and was currently employed as a tractor-trailer driver by Sarcona Management in Kearny, N.J. He served in the United States Marine Corps.
He was the director of the Electric City HOG Chapter and lived to ride his Harley. He was happiest on his bike with his wife and co-pilot, Debbie, behind him. He enjoyed meeting new riders, organizing rides and meeting numerous friends that he cherished through his passion for bikes. John was a gentle giant, tough on the outside but soft on the inside. He could go into a room of strangers and come out with a new group of friends. He loved all his siblings he acquired through marriage, their spouses and his numerous nieces and nephews. John loved all animals, including the groundhog that ate his vegetables from his garden. His three cats brought him joy every day. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Also surviving are sisters-in-law, Esther Adelman, Dunmore, and Lois Adelman Raj, Amherst, Mass.; brothers-in-law, Harry Adelman and wife, Marybeth; and Bruce Adelman and wife, Carol, all of Clarks Summit; an uncle, Robert Orgill, Scranton; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was also preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Jack Adelman.
The funeral will be Friday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with a service at 11 a.m. in the funeral home.
Friends may call Friday from 10 until the time of service. Interment, Temple Hesed, Dunmore. Shiva will be held at the family home in Blakely on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
In Lieu of flowers; Donations may be sent to the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Rd, South Abington Township, Pa 18411.