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Owner/Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer
Anthony was born and raised in the Collinwood neighborhood of Cleveland and has been a Lake County resident for over 15 years. He started working in the funeral industry while he was in high school at the age of 16 and is also a second generation funeral director in his family, becoming a licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer in April of 2011. Anthony attended Holy Redeemer Grade School and finished out his last few years of grade school at St. William’s in Euclid, went on and graduated from Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School. He earned an Associate’s degree from Lakeland Community College, and a Bachelor’s from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science.
In his spare time, Anthony enjoys watching and attending sporting events from high school through the professional level. He is loyal to the home town teams, the Browns, Cavaliers, and Indians as well an Ohio State Buckeyes fan. When there is a break in the weather Anthony enjoys a good round of golf from league play to outings - supporting local charities. Anthony is proud to be a part of Orlando-Donsante-Previte Funeral Home and plans to continue his caring and compassionate service to the people of Wickliffe and surrounding communities for many years to come.
In October of 2017, Anthony married his wife Celeste, who also looks forward to being a part of this wonderful community. In August of 2018 they welcomed the birth of their daughter, Bianca and in June of 2022 their son, Santino.
· Embalmers Association of Cleveland
· Ohio Embalmers Association
· Cuyahoga Funeral Directors Association
· Ohio Funeral Directors Association
· National Funeral Directors Association
· Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
· Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church
· Wickliffe Italian-American Club
· Club Molisani Charities
· Northern Ohio Italian American Foundation (NOIA)
· Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA)
· And other civic and business-related organizations
Former Owner & Consultant
Anthony is the nephew of our founder Louis R. Orlando. He is proud to help continue the legacy that his uncle started back in 1954 by offering personalized and professional service to every family in their moment of need. Anthony is proud to be a part of our team and looks forward to still being able to serve the wonderful city of Wickliffe and surrounding communities as he always has for over 45 years.
Also a Wickliffe native, he is a member of the Wickliffe Italian American Club and has previously served on Wickliffe City Council, the Wickliffe Chamber of Commerce and many other civic and business-related organizations.