- August 7, 2022
Donn Rondo Orr
On January 30, 2023, Donn Rondo Orr of Ormond Beach, FL passed away at the age of 58. Donn had struggled with complications resulting from a significant Covid-induced stroke that occurred on 8/13/21.
He will be fondly remembered and sorely missed.
Donn was born in Sherrill, NY on July 10, 1964, to Dan Richard Orr (deceased) and Shirley Clary Gay. He is survived by his mother Shirley Gay, stepfather Donald Gay, sister Cheri Fort (husband Mark), brothers Jon Orr (wife Kelly), Ron Orr, and Benjamin Orr (wife Sarah) as well as several beloved nieces and nephews. In his youth, Donn was active in motor cross racing, karate, and high school basketball. Upon graduation from Oriskany High School in Oriskany, NY in 1984, Donn became a permanent resident of Ormond Beach, FL after attending Embry-Riddle Aeronautical College in Daytona, FL. He later obtained his commercial contractor’s license and created DRO Construction, skillfully working as a much sought-after contractor for more than 30 years until his stroke in 2021. Donn was known to be an “over-the-top” fan of Syracuse basketball. So much so that he could almost ALWAYS be found wearing that blue or orange S.U. t-shirt. He enjoyed socializing with friends and one of his favorite hangouts was Houligan’s Sports Grille. Donn had a great sense of humor and a fantastic laugh and smile. He was often referred to as the “friendly-grumpy guy” and was always willing to lend a hand to a friend or neighbor in need. He surrounded himself with a wonderful group of friends that he dearly loved. He will be fondly remembered and sorely missed. Please join us in celebrating the life of Donn Rondo Orr at 5 PM on Saturday, February 11, 2023, at Houligan’s Sports Bar & Grill located at 1643 N. Highway 1, Ormond Beach, FL 32174.