October 8, 1944 – July 18, 2016
Leslie Orpeza (71) passed away peacefully on July 18, 2016. He was born in Iloilo, Philippines to Teofilo Orpeza and Clara Lubaton, and was the oldest of four children. He went on to graduate from the Centro Escolar University School of Dentistry.
Leslie proudly served in both the United States Air Force and Coast Guard and was a veteran of the Vietnam War and the Gulf War (Operation Desert Shield/Storm). He received numerous citations and awards, including a National Defense Service Medal as well as various marksmanship ribbons. He was also an employee of the United States Postal Service for many years.
Leslie loved hunting, camping, Elvis, and his beloved black and white 1972 Mustang.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Nimfa, and his daughter Clarmila.
Friends may call on Saturday, July 23, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk. A funeral service will be celebrated at 7:00 PM in the funeral home.