“My father was a mountain of a man
That was the description that I gave
The morning that we laid him in his grave
There with my mama by our side, we said our last goodbye
To a man we thought would never die
As I stood there in the fields of amazing grace
Oh, how the tears ran down my face.” <Dixie Lullaby> #FathersDay
There will be a day that you wake up, and dad won’t be on this earth any longer. Enjoy the days with your dads. Miss you and love you always dad.
We also got to spend some time on the Strip in Las Vegas with mom this week. You are greatly missed. We love and miss you!
Mom was able to visit the Grand Canyon with us last week. I know you’re looking down in awe. Wish we could have taken you here as well. You would have loved seeing God’s awesome creations. We miss you and love you always. Xo Donnell
Dad, you are always with us in spirit. You would have been so proud of Trevor on his graduation day. He had a photo of all of his grandparents in his graduation cap.
We all miss and love you. - Donnell & Ron
Going through old photos today & found this one! Dad and mom (and all of us) had some nice Caribbean sun! We all look so healthy! XOXO We miss you, dad!
Thinking about you today, dad. You would be so proud of Trevor today--he is committing to college and signing on for a football scholarship with Arizona Christian University with his brother. Part of his tweet was #4UPJ which means "FOR YOU PAPA JOHN." He loved you so much and thinks about you always. Thanks for being such a great role model for him and thanks for being so close to him. We miss you every day! XOXO Love, Donnell
Celebrating Russian Orthodox Christmas this weekend in PA. All three of us kids came back to PA to be with my mom on her first Christmas without our dad. We set him his own place setting tonight for Christmas Eve dinner. He also has his lucky Vegas poker chip! His first Christmas in Heaven. We miss and love you dad! ♥️ #RIPIronman
Merry Christmas in Heaven.
Happy New Year in Heaven Papa John. This is my graduation year (2018). Now your signature will always be part of me. Miss and love you, Trevor
Dad, you told us many times, but especially on Thanksgiving night to always take care of our mom. She was your beatiful bride until the day you passed and will be by your side again in Heaven. We will always take care of mom for you. We all miss and love you so much. Love, Donnell
Dad with his sister and brothers a few years back. We all miss you incredibly, dad. ❌⭕️❤️
We are all taking care of mom, just like you asked us to.
Thinking of you everyday. I know you are with me and all of us. You’re the BEST dad ever.
I love you....brendalee
Dad was so adamant to serve his nation that he altered his birth certificate so he could join the PA National Guard at age 13 (you could see the eraser mark on his birth certificate). While serving, they discovered he was underage, so they immediately discharged him. He gets an A+ for effort!
Dad had a lot of fun in Texas visiting my brother. He loved this car with the longhorns on the front of it!
John Orleski-In Memoriam His Awesome Legacy - We miss you dad! We love you always, Donnell, Stephen & Brenda