Orlando Cherenek
Orlando Cherenek
  • February 13, 1934 - October 17, 2017
  • Metairie, Louisiana

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Orlando Cherenek, age 83, passed away at his home in Metairie, LA on Tuesday October 17th, 2017. He was born on February 13th, 1934 in Havana, Cuba to Alberto and Dulce Maria (Suarez) Cherenek. He worked for the Fairmont Hotels in both San Francisco and New Orleans before owning a food service distribution business for over 20 years. Orlando enjoyed life to the fullest, whether playing dominoes and poker with friends, following his favorite sport of baseball, cooking meals for family and friends, or simply enjoying a cigar with anyone willing to have a seat and share some laughs. As Orlando’s family grew he loved spending time with his grandchildren above all. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Carmen (Gil) Cherenek; daughter, Ana, and son-in-law Roberto Rodriguez; son, Orlando Jr., and daughter-in-law Alison (Pradella) Cherenek; and his grandchildren: Sofia and Pablo Rodriguez, Ella and Gus Cherenek. A memorial will be held on Saturday October 21st, 2017 at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. New Orleans, LA from 2p.m.-4p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Hermes Beyond The Parade, an organization dedicated to supporting “first responders” who look out for our safety everyday in the New Orleans Community.

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Hermes Beyond The Parade

P.O. Box 57325

New Orleans, LA 70157