Orlando C. Candelaria, age 60 of Celina, Ohio passed away on Monday, December 30, 2019 at his residence in Celina. He was born on May 21, 1959 in Puerto Rico to his late father Julio Candelaria and his late mother and step father Maria and Luis (Cabellero) Melendez. On Nov. 5, 1999 he married Lynn Wheeler, who survives in Celina. Also surviving are his two children Maria D. Candalaria and Orlando C. Candelaria, both of Philipsburg, PA. Three step children Derek Alexander of Decatur, IN, Randall W. Alexander of Cleveland and Chelsea M. Wheeler of Celina. Four grandchildren Gabrielle M. Candelaria, Alex W. Hassinger, Peyton Candelaria and Kendall Candelaria. A brother and sister-in-law Julio and Maria Candelaria, Luisito Melendez of Philadelphia, PA and a sister Milagros Candelaria of Puerto Rico.
Orlando owned and operated his carnival business in the Celina area for numerous years, he was formerly employed at R & R Eggs, M & R Eggs and was a cook at the former Hometown Nursing Home in Celina. He was currently employed at JES Foods in Celina. Orlando enjoyed collecting flashlights and taking pontoon boat rides on Grand Lake.
Private family services will be held at the Lehman-Dzendzel Funeral Home in Celina. Condolences may be shared on-line at LehmanDzendzelFH.com.