John "JR" Orris
Died: May 24, 2023
John R. “JR” Orris, 78, of Frackville passed away at his residence Wednesday morning.

Born in Frackville, he was a son of the late John and Priscilla Benensky Orris.

He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War; having served in Vietnam and received the Vietnamese Campaign Medal and Vietnamese Service Medal.

He served as a Pennsylvania State Police Trooper from 1967 to 1991, when he retired. He ran boat rentals and concessions at Lake Nockamixon, Tuscarora and Beltsville State Parks.

He was a member of the Frackville BPO Elks # 1533; the American Legion Post #398 and the Marine Corps League.

JR cherished his time spent with family, especially his grandchildren; he also looked forward to a game of craps.

JR is survived by his wife of 55 years; Margie Kuchta Orris; his greatest pride were his three children Dr. John Orris, Dr. Michael Orris and Dr. Margie Orris; 5 grandchildren Olivia, Zachary, Sophia, Michael and Victoria; sisters; Sharon Torick, Judy Bushkie and Carla Orris; nieces and nephews.

Religious Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday morning at the Albert L. Gricoski Funeral Home, Frackville with Rev. Vjekoslav Jovicic, as celebrant.  Family and friends are invited to visitation from 9 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment with military honors will be in Holy Ascension Parish Cemetery, Frackville.

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