Wayne Orona passed away Monday, May 21st, 2018 in Norfolk, Virginia at the young age of 30. He was born November 4, 1987 to Richard Orona and Paula Bush in Frankfurt, Germany. He was a dedicated U.S. ARMY Soldier, a loving husband, father, son, brother and a graduate of American Military University.
Wayne met the love of his life, Jessica Orona during his senior year of High School in Lakewood, WA. He joined the Army in January 2009 and Married Jessica May 16th 2009 in San Antonio, TX. The two relocated to Hawaii shorty after, followed by New Mexico and then Virginia. The Orona’s brought forth one miracle baby, Logan Parker Orona in 2016. Wayne’s son was everything to him. He was the absolute best father and husband. Wayne was a hard worker who took passion in helping others succeed. He received his Masters degree in 2017 all while being a full time Soldier making E6 within his 9 years of service. He served one tour in Afghanistan. Wayne won soldier of the year among many other achievements. His accomplishments are endless.
Wayne is predeceased by his grandfathers, Oswald Orona and Paul Farrar. Left to carry on his memory are his wife Jessica; son Logan; mother Paula; father Richard; four brothers, Richard, Marcus, Benjamin and Brayden; sister Brianna; In-Laws Jane and Louie, Brother-in-law Anthony; Grandmothers, Nan and Francis; two nieces; two nephews; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends as well as his fur children Izzie and Dash.
A visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, May 25, 2018 at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Rd., Virginia Beach. A service will be held Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 11:00 am at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, click HERE to make contributions to Stop Soldier Suicide In Wayne’s honor.
Date: Friday, May 25, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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