Orlando A. Robertson, born to the late James and Victoria Bryan Robertson, departed this life on June 14, 2021. He was preceded in death by brothers: Daniel (Danny) Robertson, Jeff Robertson, Michael Robertson: Nephew, Anthony (Tone) Robertson, and brother-in-law: James E. Gant Sr.
Orlando was a graduate of McKeesport Senior High School. Orlando graduated from SUNY/College at Old Westbury, Long Island, New York where he received his bachelor’s degree in American Studies, concentrating in Communications. During his college tenure, he achieved academic honors and awards. Orlando was the recipient of the Award for Academic Excellence & Community Service. His extracurricular activities included being a writer for the school’s newspaper, “The Catalyst”, a Peer Counselor, VP of Committee Relations on the board of Student Government Association, and designated Chairperson of the Food Service Committee.
Orlando not only gained job experience in the news business, Orlando, also learned valuable life lessons while he interned at WABC-TV in New York.
Orlando’s entrepreneurial skills debuted in 1991 when he developed & marketed specialized information packets, i.e. “Y2K: In A Nutshell.” Not long into the future and following graduation from college, Orlando also established “My Mourning Ministry”. A ministry he founded to support grieving families who experienced the loss of a loved one. Through poems, kind words & hand-written cards, he financed from his own pockets, he searched out & blessed others who were experiencing hurt. Orlando Inc. was later established. Orlando was also the developer of Orlando.org. & Orlando Productions, in which he sold an online video/management package of his expertise to upcoming hip-hop artists, as a first step to getting established in the business.
Through sweat & tears and over the course of several years, Orlando worked on his manuscript, “The True Christian Gospel.” Telling the story of our Lord Christ Jesus, from his perspective. At last, becoming a published author in September of 2012. Orlando was in the process of setting up The Orlando Foundation (O.A.R.), a non-profit organization, to assist students graduating from McKeesport Sr. High School with academic grants to attend college.
He leaves to cherish his memory sisters: Pamela Robertson Gant, Catherine Robertson, Florence Robertson, Sheila Robertson; brothers: Vincent (Benny) Robertson, Ronald (Ronnie) Robertson; Aunt Essie Bryan, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Excerpts from Orlando's “My Mourning Ministry”
Be comforted in knowing that death is a vital part of God's Divine Plan of Love:
“Very truly I tell you unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds (John 12:24 NIV)
At death, our flesh body shall return to the earth as it was, and the dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it. (Ecclesiastes 12:7 NIV)
With Love in Christ,