Andrew “Andy” Orlov


Born in Warsaw, Poland on  November 9, 1932,  he passed away on March 10, 2016, of heart failure. He was 83. During WW2 Andy and his family were taken by the Germans to a labor camp. After the liberation of Europe, Andy and his parents migrated to the United States of America. He enlisted in the Army and served as a Medic from 1951 to 1953 in Korea during the conflict where he received a Bronze Star. After the war he attended school and became a civil engineer and worked various projects around the tri-state area.

He remained in the Army Reserves and started his career with the 11th Special Forces Group in Camp Kilmer, NJ from 1956. He attend Airborne school and graduated Officer Infantry Candidate School but was not commissioned due to the cold war background standards of 1960. He remained with the 11th SFG and retired as a Master Sergeant in 1982. His civilian job changed in 1986 to interpreter for the Justice Department and NASA, where he worked until his retirement in 2002.

Andy is survived by his wife of 48 years, Terry, sister-in-law Agata, niece Justina , nephew Karol and his two grand nieces Alannah and Eileen. He was an inspiration to all of us who knew him and He will surely be missed!


“Q”  Priit  and Jim tell Andy stories.

The Wake is Sunday, 13 March 2016
from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Ferguson Funeral Home

20 North Street

Washingtonville, NY 10992

Link to Ferguson Funeral Home
Directions to Funeral Home (from the Garden State Parkway)

At exit 163, take ramp left for RT-17 North toward Mahwah                     (13.3 mi)

Bear right onto I-287 N / RT-17 N                                                         (0.5 mi)

Take ramp left for I-87 North toward Albany                                          (14.9 mi)

At exit 16, take ramp right for US-6 / RT-17 toward Harriman                 (2.1 mi)

Keep straight onto US-6 W / RT-17 W                                                   (2.5 mi)

At exit 130, take ramp right for RT-208 toward Washingtonville / Monroe (0.3 mi)

Bear right onto RT-208                                                                         (6.5 mi)

Turn right onto RT-94 / E Main St                                                          (0.053 mi)

Funeral  is Monday, 14 March 2016
10:00 am

Holy Virgin Protection Russian Orthodox Church

51 Prospect Street

Nyack, NY  10960

Link to Church