George K. Orr, 43, now sings with the angels. He passed away unexpectedly on June 6, 2010. George loved first his family; mom and dad, Gil and Tine; brothers, Patrick and Paul (Sandy); baby sister, Cecilia (Daniel) Proietti; and nephew, Wee Master Owen (WEMO). He loved to call, and often did, his numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. George expressed his love of life through music, both cantering and singing in church choirs, and with friends at karaoke. George worked for 16 years at the Las Animas County Rehab Center in Trinidad, Colo. He recently accepted a position with the Colorado Department of Human Services, and moved to Denver. He took great enjoyment in his position there. We take comfort in knowing that George now rests in peace, surrounded by the love of God, his family (both immediate and extended) and his many friends. Rosary, 6:15 p.m. Saturday, June 12, 2010, in the Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, June 14, 2010, at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 1132 W. Oro Grande Dr., in Pueblo West. Friends are invited to join his family after the interment at the home of Gil and Tine Orr, 1010 S. Oraibi Ct, Pueblo West, Colo. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions in his name be made to St. Paul the Apostle's Building Fund, P.O. Box 7199, Pueblo West, CO 81007. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. To the family of George. I am so sorry t hear tht George has passed. George and I went to school together from 4th to 9th grade. I remember George being a kind, gentle and probably he most honest person I have met.

    I remember in 4th or 5th grade during lunch, I used to look forward to lunch time at school. George and I would by a couple of sandwiches each. They were the ones cut in half and packaged in a triangular plastic thing. Usually a really dry turkey and cheese or roast beef and cheese sandwich. George and I would have contests to see who could get both sandwiches in their mouth. Then we would race to see which one of us could chew them up and swallow them first! Washing them down with milk was strickly against the rules so there was often a shower of bread crust and crumbs for those who dare to stay seated near us as we raced to choke them down!

    I remember his sense of humor and his deep belly laugh when he got going!

    My memories of George and ones of good times and fun.

    My God give you peace in your time of loss. Know that you have gained a Saint in Heaven!

    Peace of Christ

    Erik Warner

  2. We were so sorry to hear of the loss of George. He was such a good man. Our sympathy and prayers are with you.

  3. George helped to found the Delta Upsilon fraternity at UNC, lending his voice, smile, and spirit of generousity to many meetings and activities. It is clear that he also spent his personal and profesional life in the service of others. I am proud that he was a brother. He lives on through our memories…

  4. Gill, Tine, Paul, & Cecilia – We are so sorry to read of George’s passing. Memories of George were his big smile, humor, and love of music. Are prayers are with you.

  5. George was the first person I ever met at Search. I am so blessed to have known and shared so much through all that is shared at Search. My deepest sympathy and prayers are with you and your family.

  6. Dear Tine and Gill, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of George. Hopefully all of your wonderful memories will keep him close to you in spirit.

  7. I am so sorry to hear George has passed. I didn’t know him that well, but our paths crossed so many times in the past 7 years between karaoke spots, restaurants, and church. He was a wonderful country swing dance partner, a fantastic singer (and great duet partner), and he was always a sweet and spiritual soul. I pray he is your strongest angel now.

  8. I am so sorry to hear about George’s passing. He was several years behind me in high school, but we were in choir together. He was always upbeat about choir and singing. My prayers are with you all.

  9. I am so sorry to hear of George’s passing. I will always remember his loving spirit and wonderful voice. I am sure he is now singing with angels. God bless your family.

    Jennifer, Lance, Michael, Madison & Mackenzie

  10. I was blessed to have known George through SEARCH. He was a wonderful person and had a beautiful presence and voice. I know he will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
    God Bless you all.

  11. We are so sorry for the loss of your son. When he would cantor in church, we would always say he had the voice of an Angel. God must have thought so too. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  12. To Tine and Gil,
    You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of your son. No words can comfort you at this moment, but I I know people are surrounding you with comfort. My thoughts are with you.

  13. We are so saddened to learn of George’s passing. We are in Idaho for 10 days. Know that our thoughts and prayers will be with you.

    Love. Harry & Carol

  14. I met George several years ago with my sister n law at a favorite karoake spot of his. His sense of humor and way with words made each time I saw him more interesting. He made us laugh and his singing was a true joy. He always let my brother in law who runs the show pick his songs for him so he never knew what he would be singing but he would get up there and sing his heart out. I am reminded of how fleeting life can be. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, please know he will truly be missed.

  15. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family on your loss of such a great person and man. I met George several times as he would always stay connected with past and current fraternity brothers. He was a great person and man that will surely be missed by everyone.

    Sincerely,
    Todd

  16. I met George almost 10 years ago. I heard him sing for the first time and I knew I wanted to meet him. I had no idea of the impact George would make in my life. He was instrumental in helping me through my mothers cancer diagnosis and her death. George loved his family deeply and had a huge heart. I will always hold George close to my heart,not only because of what he did for me, but what he did for others. I have been blessed because he touched my life. I will miss him.

  17. WE WERE SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR LOSS. IT IS DIFFICULT TO FIND THE WORDS TO EXPRESS OUR SYMPATHY AND CONDOLENCES, BUT PLEASE KNOW THAT OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.

  18. George was a kind and gentle man. I first met George when we were in Dist. 60 Summer Musicals. I also knew him from choir events. George never had a bad word to say and realy enjoyed his friends and conversation. I am greateful for the opportunity to have known a real gentle man. George will be missed.

  19. George was a wonderful,understanding, forgiving,caring,brilliant and loving person george could give you a smile when you were in a foul mood and change that mood to something positive,He will be greatly missed Heaven is lucky to have him Godspeed George Orr

  20. We were so sorry to read that you had lost a dear son. George went to school with our daughter Kendra and they were in L J’s together. He would stop by our home during the holidays to say “hi” and keep us up on his latest adventures. Please know we are thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers.
    Bob and Claudette Milisavljevich

  21. George you are going to be missed for your great personality and angelic voice. Oh how lucky the angels are to have you in their choir.

  22. As a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Pueblo West prior to moving to Kansas City, I was privileged to know the Orr family and to be blessed by George’s beautiful voice and contribution to our worship services. He was a delightful, warm, kind hearted, talented young man! May God bless all of you in this time of sorrow and may the wonderful memories of a young man who was so spirit filled and talented give you peace. God Bless all of you!

  23. I have known George since he began working at the LAC Rehab Center in Trinidad so many years ago and worked closely with him in his department the last several years. I know he was excited to have the opportunity to move to Denver and assume his new position with the Division of Developmental Disabilities. It was a pleasure to have worked with him and to have known him. My prayers and condolences to his family. Rest in Peace, George.

  24. I’ve worked with George for the past few months at the Division of Developmental Disabilities in Denver. What a very nice man. I enjoyed his dry sense of humor and how he would share jokes and stories. He was always respectful and cared deeply about his family and talked about them often. I will miss working with him. I feel like I was just getting to know him and it is a shame he left too soon…

  25. I am so sorry to hear about George he was a great person,had alot of fun listening to him sing karaoke, he will be truly missed my condolences to his family and friends…..

  26. So sorry to hear about George. I
    worked with george for many years at the Las Animas County Rehab Center. It was a great pleasure to
    be his friend. George will be missed. Barb Tolman

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