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Orlando Tessay

February 22, 1964 ~ July 15, 2020 (age 56)

Obituary

Orlando Tessay entered eternal rest, unexpectedly on July 15, 2020 in Whiteriver, AZ. He was born on February 22, 1964 to parents Delano Henry and Galena Machuse Tessay. Orlando grew up in Cibecue, AZ and has lived in Phoenix, AZ for a short time and made Whiteriver, AZ his place of living until his death. His hobbies were riding horses, helping with ranch hand in Grasshopper Cattle Association. Loved to hunt, fishing and spending time at White Mountain Apache Fire & Rescue in Whiteriver, AZ. Avid interest in Computer Technologies, studies/teaching structure Fire & Wild Land Fires. Raised as a catholic and worked at White Mountain Apache Fire & Rescue 26 plus years. Also was employed with Southwest Fire Fighter.

Orlando is survived by his daughter, Jolanda Tessay; son, Ruben Alejandro Tessay; sisters, Roberta Henry, Jineane Tessay, Yolanda Henry Stover, Odelia Lee, Viviann Henry and Dena Rose Cole, Ahshaunafe Tessay; brothers, Mario Machuse Sr, Abner Tessay Jr, and Amex Tessay; Step-father, Abner Tessay Sr;  many nieces, nephew, aunts, uncles, cousins and grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his mother, Galena M Tessay.

A viewing will be held on Friday, July 31, 2020 at 9:00 am at Silver Creek Mortuary, 440 E. White Mountain Blvd, Pinetop, Arizona. Graveside service will be Saturday, August 01, 2020 at Red Mountain Ridge Cemetery, Cibecue, Arizona. 

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