Louis Anthony Orehek, 86, of Vandling, PA, passed away peacefully on January 20, 2020 surrounded by family at Physicians Regional Hospital, Naples, FL. All those who knew him called him Lou; his grandchildren referred to him has Pop, Family was his ultimate priority. He would say a man is measured by the success of his children. He felt truly blessed and relished in family successes.
He was the devoted husband of the former Rose Marie Salko Orehek; they would have celebrated 60 years of marriage in May. They enjoyed many family vacations and cruises; and were snowbirds in Naples, FL.
He was the beloved father of son Louis D. Orehek (Tammy) of Ambler, PA; daughter Luann Orehek Reno (Eric) of Downingtown, PA; son Dr. Allen J. Orehek (Katherine) of Waymart, PA; daughter Dr. Arlene A. Mueller (Dan) of Ephrata, PA; and grandfather of Alessandra, Ashley, Logan, Cora, Louis Mark, Cossette, Preston, Simon, Shannon, Leah, Amanda, Bianca, Noelle, Natasha, Daniel, Luke and Vienna.
He was predeceased in death by his parents Louis J. and Anna Androlowicz Orehek, his brothers Leonard and Paul, and sister-in-law Lorraine Orehek.
He is also survived by his sister-in-law Helen Orehek, nephew Leonard Orehek, Jr., niece Linda Sue Orehek and niece Mary Anne Robinson.
He was a graduate of Forest City High School Class Of 1950 and a graduate of Penn State University with a degree in accounting. He served proudly in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and is a Forest City Historical Society Hometown Hero.
He established accounting practices and was a financial advisor in both Butler, NJ and in the Forest City area. He was also the business manager for Silvercrest, his son's, Dr. Allen Orehek's doctors office in Waymart. Lou was blessed to have his son directing his medical care for so many years.
He was a devout Catholic and served as a lector in St. Joseph Parish. He also belonged to the Forest City Lions Club, Browndale Sportsman's Club, Lake Alden Association and had an interest in local stock investment clubs.
Each year he coordinated his Browndale class reunions. He loved politics and wrote many opinion pieces to local newspapers. Year round he was an avid fisherman of local lakes where he lived. He taught all his children and grandchildren to fish and shared his love of this outdoor sport.
He loved to pick blueberries and spent time playing cards and dominos with his children and grandchildren at the family cottage at Lake Alden. He enjoyed watching football, especially Penn State Football, and traveled to see many of his grandchildren's sporting events, school events, scouting award ceremonies, and graduations.
Visitation is Friday, January 31, 2019 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at the Kevin M. Lesjack Funeral Home, 513 Main St., Forest City. Mass Of Christian Burial at 11:30 am in St. Joseph's Church, 741 Delaware Street, Forest City. Interment at St. Joseph's Cemetery with military honors.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in his memory to Forest City Library, 531 Main St. Forest City, Forest City Lions Club or Browndale Sportman's Club, 300 Ravnikar Rd, Forest City.
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