James John Orfila Jr.

May 27, 1938 - October 29, 2022
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James John Orfila Jr. 

May 27, 1938 – October 29, 2022

James John Orfila Jr, age 84, entered eternal rest on October 29, 2022. He died peacefully with his beloved wife by his side.

He was a graduate of Martin High School ‘s Class of 1957. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. He worked for The Laredo National Bank as an Assistant Vice President of Commercial Loans and retired after 41 years. He loved spending time with his family and friends.  He loved all his nieces and nephews like his own children.

He is preceded in death by his parents James & Estela Orfila, brother, John E. Orfila, sisters Estela(Juan M+) Guerra & Antonia (Gabriel+) Ibarra,  father & mother-in-law Leopoldo & Marcelina Guardiola. Sisters in law, Victoria Guardiola, Delfina (Ruben+) Viera, brother-in-law, Luis (Idolina+) Guardiola.

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years Alicia G. Orfila, daughter, Monica (David) York, sons, Santiago (Alma) Orfila & Leopoldo Orfila. Sisters Angela (Mario+) Casares & Alicia (Peter) Farias. Sisters in Law, Laura M. Orfila, Rebecca & Rosalia Guardiola, brothers-in-law, Leopoldo (Adriana+) Guardiola & Pedro (Estela) Guardiola. Grandchildren Joanna (Tim) York-Dorey, David James York, Kayla, Kendra, Kiana, Santiago Jr., Angela, Leopoldo Jr., James & Kimberly Orfila, 2 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Pallbearers: David York Jr., David James York, Tim Dorey, Santiago Orfila, John Orfila, and Michael Farias.

Honorary Pallbearers: Roque Perez, Juan Luis Perez, Humberto Guerra, Abraham Ramon.

The family will be receiving guests on Friday, November 4, 2022, in the Angelus chapel at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. Funeral services will continue to San Luis Rey Catholic Church located at 3502 Sanders Ave, Laredo, TX 78040. The Funeral Mass will begin at 10:30 am. Interment will follow to the Calvary Catholic Cemetery where Military Honors will be provided by the Laredo Veterans Honor Guard and Presentation of the U.S. Flag will be provided by the U.S. Army Honor Guard.

Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr., Laredo, Texas 78041 (956) 723-3611. For your convenience, you may leave your condolences to the family online at www.freddickey.com

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, November 4, 2022

Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services

Address:

1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Service Information

Date: Friday, November 4, 2022

Time: 10:30 am

San Luis Rey Catholic Church

Address:

3501 Sanders Ave
Laredo, Texas 78040

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, November 4, 2022

Calvary Catholic Cemetery

Address:

3600 McPherson Ave.
Laredo, Texas 78041

 

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Born: May 27, 1938
 
April 25, 2021
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April 25, 2021
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Died: October 29, 2022

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Diana Cremar posted on 11/12/22

My heartfelt condolences to the Orfila Family. I am the niece of Roque, Humberto and Alejandro Perez. I remember Mr. Orfilia from my childhool days when he would come over to my grandparents house on Zaragoza Street. As the years passed, Mr. Orfila continue to be friends with my Uncles and my Family, Rodolfo and Edna Oliveira. Mr. Orfila was a wonderful person. Sending prayers to your family and may he have eternal rest. Diana Cremar

 

Raquel Elisa Rodarte Reyna posted on 11/5/22

Dearest Jimmy, God needed you in Heaven to care for all of us who love you. I will miss seeing your beautiful smile and calling me “La Grandota”. Watch over your beautiful family and if you have a chance add me too. You will be sorely missed.

 

David A. Saenz posted on 11/4/22

In memory of James John Orfila Jr., David A. Saenz lit a candle

 

David A. Saenz posted on 11/4/22

Rest in peace Compadre your in a better place see you soon

 

Betty Flores posted on 11/4/22

Dear Orfila family, my husband Tony and I send our most sincere condolences on the passing of your beloved Jimmy. Please know that we have fond memories working with him over the years. His quick wit and friendly manner always made it easy to survive tge rough times. May he Rest In Peace.

 

Gogi Gutierrez posted on 11/4/22

In memory of James John Orfila Jr., Gogi Gutierrez lit a candle

 

Kay Anne Vela posted on 11/4/22

Condolences and Prayers for His Family and Friends! May He RIP! Mr. Orfila worked at LNB with both My Dad and My Brother.

 

Gogi Gutierrez posted on 11/4/22

Our deepest condolences to the entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. May Jimmy Rest in Peace and perpetual light shine upon him. God Bless

 

Nancy S Blair posted on 11/3/22

My deepest sympathies to the family of James Orfila Jr. He is in my thoughts and prayers as is the entire family. He was a kind person and he loved his family dearly. Sincerely, Nancy S Blair

 

Maria Elena De Hoyos posted on 11/3/22

Our sincere condolences to the Orfila and York family. May he Rest In Peace🙏🏻

 

Maricela Guardiola posted on 11/3/22

Nuestro más sincero pésame para Tía Alicia y toda la familia. Que nuestro Señor Jesucristo lo reciba en su Santo Reino y que siempre brille para el la luz perpetua. Descanse en paz.

 

Juan Reyner posted on 11/3/22

Nuestras mas sinceras condolencias para la Familia Orfila. Un gran amigo. QEPD 🙏🙏

 

Jim Moore posted on 11/3/22

Cathey and I remember working with Jimmy at LNB. Jimmy was always cheerful and ready to assist with any issue. May Jimmy's soul rest in peace in the arms of our Lord and Saviour.. Cathey and Jim Moore

 

Raul & Bertha Volpe posted on 11/3/22

Our sincere condolences for the loss of Mr. Orfila. May he rest in eternal peace.🙏🏼🕯🙏🏼 From: Mr & Mrs Raul L. Volpe, Jr and Family

 

John Hill posted on 11/2/22

We are deeply sorry for your loss. May the Lord bless you with peace and strength. Our family will continue to keep you in our thoughts and in our prayers.

 

David Vela posted on 11/2/22

My sincere condolences to the family ... I remember Jimmy, who worked with my dad at LNB for many years ... may he rest in peace ...

 

Felipe Garcia posted on 11/2/22

My deepest condolences to the Orfila Family; I never had met Mr Orfila but I got to know about Him from Santiago Orfila; often times Santiago will share the time that he spent with his father and I learned about His love for His family and how he was always giving advice to Santiago on how to be a better person. I pray to the Lord that He will give you the peace and strength to endure the passing of Mr. Orfila.

 

Instructional Technology Family posted on 11/2/22

Our sincerest condolences to the Orfila and York families. 🙏🙏🙏❤️May Mr. Orfila rest in peace and may perpetual light shine upon him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

 

Raquel Elisa Rodarte Reyna posted on 11/2/22

My memories are so many shared with Jimmy and his family. I taught his 3 children who I consider like my own. Alice, his wife and are share happy, stressful, heartbreaking and mournful moments together with Jimmy adding his wisdom to our plight. Love you, Jimmy. Hope we continue our friendship in heaven whenever God calls us to join Him and you.

 

Raquel Elisa Rodarte Reyna posted on 11/2/22

In memory of James John Orfila Jr., Raquel Elisa Rodarte Reyna lit a candle

 

Raquel Elisa Rodarte Reyna posted on 11/2/22

God has gained a very loving, caring, friendly in Heaven. Jimmy, I will always hold your smile, the nickname you gave me, and your friendship in my heart. Save a place for me so you can continue to greet me in your friendly and loving way. Keep me in your memory and make sure you guide me in God’s way to continue with our friendship. Love you dearest friend. You are the very best person I call my friend.

 

Evelyn H. Zumiga posted on 11/2/22

In memory of James John Orfila Jr., Evelyn H. Zumiga lit a candle

 

Evelyn H. Zumiga posted on 11/2/22

Alicia, the Rafael and Gloria Hinojosa family extend our most heartfelt condolences. We were so blessed in having you and James as neighbors as we were growing up. James has now joined my parents in heaven. May the Lord console your hearts.

 

Enedelia Vallejo posted on 11/2/22

On behalf of Ms Ene Vallejo I would like to extend my most heartfelt condolences to Mrs Alicia Orfila and family for the loss of Mr John Orfila May he rest in peace and may the perpetual light shine upon him From Ms EnedeliaVallejo

 

Rodolfo Long posted on 11/2/22

Our deepest condolences and prayers from Rudy Long and family. May your father rest in peace in the kingdom of Heaven with our Lord Jesus Christ. God Bless his soul and God Bless all who loves him and remembers him.

 

Juan Luis Perez posted on 11/2/22

I am going to miss you my friend.

 

Alfredo G Pellegrin III posted on 11/2/22

Sincerest condolences to the family. It was a pleasure to work with him at LNB. Lots of memories. Freddy

 

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