November 17 2022
Allan “Skip” Grainger Orr November 17, 2022 Send Sympathy Gifts View/Sign Guestbook| Send Sympathy Card Allan “Skip” Grainger Orr, 89, passed away peacefully under the care of Hospice on Thursday November 17, 2022 at his home surrounded by loved ones. Allan was born on December 31, 1932 in Tuscola, MI and was the son of the late Allen B. and Onilee (Smith) Orr. He was preceded in death by his brother, Arnold Reichert in 1972 and sister, Bonnie Seney in 2018. Allan graduated from Vassar High School in Vassar, MI in 1951 and enlisted in the US Coast Guard immediately after. He was Honorably Discharged in 1954 and moved to Bradenton where he enrolled at Manatee Junior College to begin his postsecondary education. He went on to obtain degrees in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry from University of Florida, a BBA in Management from New College of Florida as well as completing 2 years of Harvard Business School Studies in Industrial Management. He spent his career working in the manufacturing, acquisition and distribution industries, many times in a DOD environment. He was a remarkable man and admired by all who met him. He was always kind, caring and understanding to people. He was a blessing and brought great joy to everyone he came across. He was a dedicated family man who was always there when you needed him. Never one to have idle hands, his passion and hobby was “tinkering” as his wife Gloria would call it. He was often called “MacGyver” by his nieces, nephews and grandchildren because with his engineering mind he could always fix or manufacture whatever they wanted with whatever materials he had laying around. He loved spending time outdoors, especially camping with his family. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Gloria (Bennett); three children, Jerry Oler, Jr. (Laura), Angela Perez and Michelle Snyder (Jon); 8 grandchildren, Ben Patterson, Kyle Oler, Trevor Perez, Carmen Perez, Austin Orr, Allan Orr II, Nathan Snyder and Nick Means; 2 great-grandchildren Carsyn Patterson and Quincy Ulysses; sister-in-law Fay Bostick of Rome, GA; brother-in-law, Virgil Bennett of Palmetto, FL and many nieces and nephews as well. There will be no local Services at this time. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 26th Street Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Copndolences may be made to www.brownandsonsfuenral.com. Print Obituary
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Allan “Skip Grainger Orr November 17 2022.
Death notice for the town of: Bradenton, state: Florida