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This Tribute website was created in memory of our loved one, Orlando Espinosa II, 82 years old, born on April 1, 1936, and passed away on December 24, 2018. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Yarwood Family on March 31, 2021
Orlando Espinosa II relocated to Glen Mills, Pennsylvania in 2012 with his wife Jessie where he peacefully passed away on December 24, 2018. He was the fifth child born to Juan and Cruz Espinosa on April 1, 1936 in Gibson, New Mexico. His family moved to California when Orlando was six years old.

Orlando attended Miramontes Elementary school, Thomas Edison Middle School, and graduated from John C. Fremont High School in 1954. He Senior class president and a member of The Knights, a prestigious male student organization as well as a member of the gymnastics team, specializing in the high bar in which he lettered three years.

After graduation, he landed a job with North American where he was employed for three years. He was laid off but promptly invited to work for Chem Research by President Willard Bell. After a few years at Metal Surfaces, Mr. Bell asked Orlando to consider opening and managing a second company called Chem Research in Phoenix, Arizona. Always a person who sought a challenge Orlando accepted the position as manager of Chem Research working his way up the corporate ladder to the position of President. Orlando worked at Chem Research for thirty-five years. Not ready to retire he accepted a position as Vice president for Edsyn Electronics located in Van Nuys, California. Edsyn Electronics required reorganization after being affect by the 1994 earthquake. Orlando and his wife Jessie worked for Edsyn Electronic until 2003 when they decide to retire.

Passionate about his work at Chem Research and Edsyn many colleagues became his friends and later become an extension of the family. Orlando was an inspiration to his family. No matter what the issue he never gave up. An example of his tenacity occurred during the summer of 2016, when he was diagnosed with stomach cancer and successfully completed treatment for cancer one year after the diagnosis.

Orlando met Jessie Viramontes while both were attending Thomas Edison Middle School. He felt an instant connection to Jessie and repeatedly informed her that he was going to marry her. Orlando and Jessie were wed on February 20th, 1954 and went on to have four children: Anna Marie, Orlando III, Jess, and Antenette (Tonye).

Orlando was a force of nature, determined to provide for his family and give them a life he felt they deserved. His role as husband and father meant more to him than anything else in the world. Orlando took great pride in the accomplishments of his children and grandchildren. He was a strong, kind, loving and supportive father and husband. His knowledge and guidance were the foundation of the family. Orlando was always a gentleman, well-mannered and polite but always quick with a witty remark. His joviality and good nature attracted people the instant he walked in the room, and no one could forget his contagious laugh.

Later in life, Orlando found time to travel with Jessie to London, China, cruise to the Caribbean/South America and various cross-country trips.

Orlando was predeceased by his parents, Juan and Cruz Espinosa, brother, Orlando I, sister Francis, brother, Richard, son Jess, grandson, Francis Yarwood, great-grandson, Bruce Yarwood III.

He is survived by his wife Jessie, their children, and their spouses Anna Marie Yarwood (Bruce), Orlando (Jennifer), Antenette (Tony) Bishop (Jim).

His seven grandsons and their spouses: Stephen Holt, Bruce Yarwood II (Cynthia), Zachary Yarwood, Orlando Espinosa IV, Michael Espinosa (Ashleigh Wetzel), Andrew Cruz Espinosa, and James Michael Bishop

His two granddaughters and spouse: Angela Espinosa and Jessica Almond (Brad)

His five great-grandsons: Krystopher Yarwood, Liam Yarwood, Alexander (Xander) Ordiway, Axton Jess Almond

His ten great-granddaughters: Isabella Yarwood, Grace Yarwood, Naomi Yarwood, Madeline Ordiway, Isabel Ordiway, Gabrielle Espinosa, Bailey Espinosa, Kadence Espinosa, Elana Rose Espinosa, and Annalee Almond

His brother John and sisters Patricia Moreno, Priscilla Martinez, Alice Diaz.

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Posted by Yarwood Family on March 31, 2021
Orlando Espinosa II relocated to Glen Mills, Pennsylvania in 2012 with his wife Jessie where he peacefully passed away on December 24, 2018. He was the fifth child born to Juan and Cruz Espinosa on April 1, 1936 in Gibson, New Mexico. His family moved to California when Orlando was six years old.

Orlando attended Miramontes Elementary school, Thomas Edison Middle School, and graduated from John C. Fremont High School in 1954. He Senior class president and a member of The Knights, a prestigious male student organization as well as a member of the gymnastics team, specializing in the high bar in which he lettered three years.

After graduation, he landed a job with North American where he was employed for three years. He was laid off but promptly invited to work for Chem Research by President Willard Bell. After a few years at Metal Surfaces, Mr. Bell asked Orlando to consider opening and managing a second company called Chem Research in Phoenix, Arizona. Always a person who sought a challenge Orlando accepted the position as manager of Chem Research working his way up the corporate ladder to the position of President. Orlando worked at Chem Research for thirty-five years. Not ready to retire he accepted a position as Vice president for Edsyn Electronics located in Van Nuys, California. Edsyn Electronics required reorganization after being affect by the 1994 earthquake. Orlando and his wife Jessie worked for Edsyn Electronic until 2003 when they decide to retire.

Passionate about his work at Chem Research and Edsyn many colleagues became his friends and later become an extension of the family. Orlando was an inspiration to his family. No matter what the issue he never gave up. An example of his tenacity occurred during the summer of 2016, when he was diagnosed with stomach cancer and successfully completed treatment for cancer one year after the diagnosis.

Orlando met Jessie Viramontes while both were attending Thomas Edison Middle School. He felt an instant connection to Jessie and repeatedly informed her that he was going to marry her. Orlando and Jessie were wed on February 20th, 1954 and went on to have four children: Anna Marie, Orlando III, Jess, and Antenette (Tonye).

Orlando was a force of nature, determined to provide for his family and give them a life he felt they deserved. His role as husband and father meant more to him than anything else in the world. Orlando took great pride in the accomplishments of his children and grandchildren. He was a strong, kind, loving and supportive father and husband. His knowledge and guidance were the foundation of the family. Orlando was always a gentleman, well-mannered and polite but always quick with a witty remark. His joviality and good nature attracted people the instant he walked in the room, and no one could forget his contagious laugh.

Later in life, Orlando found time to travel with Jessie to London, China, cruise to the Caribbean/South America and various cross-country trips.

Orlando was predeceased by his parents, Juan and Cruz Espinosa, brother, Orlando I, sister Francis, brother, Richard, son Jess, grandson, Francis Yarwood, great-grandson, Bruce Yarwood III.

He is survived by his wife Jessie, their children, and their spouses Anna Marie Yarwood (Bruce), Orlando (Jennifer), Antenette (Tony) Bishop (Jim).

His seven grandsons and their spouses: Stephen Holt, Bruce Yarwood II (Cynthia), Zachary Yarwood, Orlando Espinosa IV, Michael Espinosa (Ashleigh Wetzel), Andrew Cruz Espinosa, and James Michael Bishop

His two granddaughters and spouse: Angela Espinosa and Jessica Almond (Brad)

His five great-grandsons: Krystopher Yarwood, Liam Yarwood, Alexander (Xander) Ordiway, Axton Jess Almond

His ten great-granddaughters: Isabella Yarwood, Grace Yarwood, Naomi Yarwood, Madeline Ordiway, Isabel Ordiway, Gabrielle Espinosa, Bailey Espinosa, Kadence Espinosa, Elana Rose Espinosa, and Annalee Almond

His brother John and sisters Patricia Moreno, Priscilla Martinez, Alice Diaz.
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