Bobbie L. Orton, age 82, of North East, formerly of Florida, passed away on Monday July 19, 2021 at Edinboro Manor. He was born on February 20, 1939 in Boise, Idaho to the late Harold R. and Flora (Montgomery) Orton. He graduated North East High School and served in the United States Army and the United States Coast Guard. Bobbie was formerly employed as an industrial electrician by Farmland Industries in Homeland, Florida for 35 years and also worked on Roy Orton’s Fruit Farm. He also served on the Bowling Green Florida Police Department. He was a member of the North East V.F.W. Post #4789 and the North East Lodge #399 F&AM. Bobbie’s greatest passion in life was taking care of his family and farming in the Florida groves and the North East vineyards. Family and farming was his life and gave him great pleasure. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sandra (McClain) Orton. Bobbie is survived by his children, Richard Orton (Debbie) of Lakeplacid, Fla., Stephen Orton (Donna) of Grove City, Ga., Michelle Orton of North East, Sam Hammond of Washington, and Abigail Knight (Glenda) of Butler, Pa.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Friends and family are invited to attend a graveside service on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at North East Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Erie VA Medical Center, 135 East 38th Street, Erie, PA 16504.
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