In memory of
Anthony Orsini
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In memory of
Anthony Orsini
Anthony J. Orsini Hummelstown Anthony J. Orsini, 88, a lifetime resident of Hummelstown, passed away Monday, October 17, 2016 in The Gardens at Campbelltown. Born June 16, 1928 in Hershey, he was the son of the late Orlando and Rose (Cecchini) Orsini. A 1947 graduate of the former Hummelstown High School, he was a standout multisport athlete, but excelled on the gridiron. He set numerous school records and was the 1946 Harrisburg area High School Player of the Year. He continued his playing career at Penn State University, where he was a two year letterman and the leading rusher in 1950. He received his bachelor's degree from Penn State where he was in the Air Force ROTC program and was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. He then served his country in the U.S. Air Force as a First Lieutenant from 1951-1954. A humble and giving man, he taught Social Studies for 35 years for the Cornwall Lebanon School District, where he also served as an assistant football and baseball coach for 16 years. He had a passion for Pennsylvania history, and he compiled and presented slide shows on many topics, especially covered bridges. In the community he stayed active by helping his parents and sister at The Warwick Hotel, coaching his sons' baseball teams and the Hummelstown Twilight team, umpiring in various softball leagues, driving for Meals on Wheels, and giving talks on Pennsylvania history to organizations in the area. He was a member of the Central Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, the Theodor Burr Covered Bridge Society of Pennsylvania and the Hummelstown Area Historical Society. Surviving are his high school sweetheart and wife of 65 years, Nancy (Hummel) Orsini; four sons, Michael of Sewickley, husband of Linda Orsini, Thomas of Virginia Beach, husband of Pam Orsini, Steven of Oklahoma City, husband of Amy Orsini and Ronald of Houston, husband of Alice Orsini; sister, Jean Paine of Hummelstown; eight grandchildren, Christine, wife of Brian Mickey, Carolyn, wife of Jason Woytowich, Elizabeth Orsini, Grayson Orsini, husband of Kelsey Orsini, Alexandra Orsini, Angela Orsini, Abigail Orsini and Katherine Orsini; five great grandchildren, Olivia Mickey, Connor Mickey, Caroline Mickey, Julia Woytowich and Lauren Elizabeth Woytowich; niece, Sherri Rizzo; and nephews, Daniel Paine and Jeffrey Paine. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Saturday, October 22, 2016 at his lifetime church, St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 359 W. Areba Avenue, Hershey. Viewing will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Buse Funeral Home, 2 E. Main St., Hummelstown. Interment will be in Hummelstown Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hummelstown Area Historical Society where he was a lifetime member and contributor, 32 West Main Street, Hummelstown, PA 17036, or St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 359 West Areba Avenue, Hershey 17033. Share condolences at
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