Orlando passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, surrounded by his family.
He was born July 18, 1935 in McPhee, Colorado to Carlos Jose and Lily M. Gallegos. He grew up in Ogden, and later moved to San Francisco, California.
There he married Rosemary Cohan, the love of his life, and together they had two sons, Michael and James. The couple divorced in 1995, though they remained close friends, and Orlando retired and moved back to Utah. For the last several years he has lived in Roy with his beloved dog, Angel.
Orlando loved music, especially jazz, and enjoyed playing the guitar. Automobiles were his passion, and you could often find him in the garage restoring a vintage Mustang or El Camino. He was a sports enthusiast, especially if the 49ers or Giants were playing.
Orlando is survived by his sons, Michael Gallegos (Linda) of Roy; and James Gallegos (Linda) of Concord, California; grandchildren, Stefan and Alexandra Gallegos, and four sisters, Maria Martinez (Carlos), Frances Chacon, Bertha Jacques, and June Severin (Tony), as well as many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary Catholic Church, 4050 South 3900 W., West Haven, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 followed by interment at Lindquist’s Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch, 1718 Combe Road, South Ogden.