George "Puddy" S. Orbin Jr.
March 6, 1955 - December 3, 2020
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc.
Sue Ellen Brooks
Chuck & Sheri Browning
Jameson Keck
Cindy Raber
Bonnie Morris
Bonnie Morris
Bonnie Morris
Shannon Osgood
Valerie and Dana Burns
Jerry and Marylou Orbin
Diane Orbin Parkinson
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Visitation
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes & Crematory, Lafayette Chapel
400 Twyckenham Blvd
Lafayette, IN 47909
Tuesday 12/8, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Service
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes & Crematory, Lafayette Chapel
400 Twyckenham Blvd
Lafayette, IN 47909
No service at this time

George Sylvester Orbin, Jr. “Puddy” of Lafayette, IN passed away peacefully amongst the company of his children on Thursday December 3, 2020 at St. Franciscan Hospital. George was born March 6, 1955 in Sumpter, SC to the late George Sylvester Orbin Sr. and Lois Helen Bard Orbin. George graduated from West Virginia University and earned…

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Drew Kratz left a message on December 10, 2020:
George, you led a remarkable life. You were always so open and honest whenever I was seeking guidance and your wit and sarcasm will be sorely missed. God Bless and my thoughts and prayers go out to your entire family.
Lori Gulbransen left a message on December 10, 2020:
38 years ago, while in Aliquippa, PA, a handsome young man with a heavenly voice and a smile to die for took me on a motorcycle ride. Who knew that 38 years later, I would be lucky to have had George in my life once again. You’ve fought hard this past year and you are now without pain. I can’t imagine life without you. Rest In Peace Mr. George. Love you so much.
Erick Lee left a message on December 9, 2020:
George, Bio-Rad is not going to be the same without you. You were a huge presence, and you're going to be missed greatly. Thanks for showing me how to balance work and life; and reminding me that being professional involves listening, and being thoughtful and caring of others. You were one of the most genuine people that I know.
Paul Togonon left a message on December 9, 2020:
My thoughts and prayers go out to the immediate and extended family of George. Although George and I rarely got to work together (different areas of the country), I would see him every year at our national sales meetings. Always a big personality with a kind heart. For those that he reported to, they couldn't tell him what to do. He wanted to do things his way for his customers, so nobody would doubt him. You can tell from our meetings how loved he was. Everyone always had to say hi. When he would get up on stage to accept his many awards, the standing ovations were huge. He will be missed by his work family as many have become dear friends throughout the years. Rest in Peace, George.
Scott Joksch left a message on December 9, 2020:
To George Orbin family, friends, and coworkers: I had the pleasure of working with (for) George for 22 years at Bio-Rad. He made a huge impact to our organization and our customers. He was a winner, fought for his customers and always shared his success with everyone around him. I was fortunate enough to travel with him for business and also got an invite to the epic Bristol and Talladega Nascar events, camping with friends and family. Such a great host of more fun that anybody one could stand. He taught us all to live life to it's fullest and grab the moment. We will miss him, but never forget him. Thanks George - Rest in peace.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Audrey Tomichek Anzelone left a message on December 9, 2020:
Our deepest sympathy and thoughts and prayers for the whole family. George meant so much to our family, especially my brother, David Tomichek. He will be missed!! We hope memories of George will comfort you during this difficult time. Know that he is at peace, no more pain and is in Heaven with God..
Sherry & Krista Orbin Surich left a message on December 9, 2020:
My dear cousin, I'm so sorry I couldn't be there to say see you later! I will always treasure in my heart our chats on the phone & especially our emails!! I regret not being able to take you up on your invite to stay with you last year! I love you Puddy! Heaven has another beautiful angel! Do me a favor give my mom & dad a hug up there!😇 my condolences goes out to Pud's entire beautiful family!
Sherry & Krista Orbin Surich left a message on December 9, 2020:
My dear cousin, I'm so sorry I couldn't be there to say see you later! I will always treasure in my heart our chats on the phone & especially our emails!! I regret not being able to take you up on your invite to stay with you last year! I love you Puddy! Heaven has another beautiful angel! Do me a favor give my mom & dad a hug up there!😇 my condolences goes out to Pud's entire beautiful family!
Teri Green left a message on December 8, 2020:
I have know George for many years through Bio-Rad. He had the best smile and loved to laugh. He always told good stories too. He will be missed by me and all those who knew George.
Sue Ellen Brooks left a message on December 8, 2020:
I am Heart Broken. Thanks for the memories my Dear Friend. I know you are in a better place without anymore pain till we meet again. Love to all your family
Sue Ellen Brooks left a message on December 8, 2020:
In memory of George "Puddy" S. Orbin Jr., Sue Ellen Brooks lit a candle
Chuck & Sheri Browning left a message on December 8, 2020:
In memory of George "Puddy" S. Orbin Jr., Chuck & Sheri Browning lit a candle
Jameson Keck left a message on December 8, 2020:
I was very lucky to have you as a partner George. I learned a lot working with you the past five years, and had a lot of fun doing it too. You will always remain a part of the story of my career, and life. I will miss you my friend.
Cindy Raber left a message on December 7, 2020:
Drew & Kylie & family We are heartbroken! We have always enjoyed talking with George. He’s one of the most friendly & big hearted. We have come home from work more than once where he had plowed the driveway for us. He will be very much missed!
Bonnie Morris left a message on December 7, 2020:
I've know George since I was 19 years old . We met while we were both stationed in the service at GFAFB. He was my friend then and is my friend now. May God grant him the peace he deserves.
Bonnie Morris left a message on December 7, 2020:
I've know George since I was 19 years old . We met while we were both stationed in the service at GFAFB. He was my friend then and is my friend now. May God grant him the peace he deserves.
Bonnie Morris left a message on December 7, 2020:
I've know George since I was 19 years old . We met while we were both stationed in the service at GFAFB. He was my friend then and is my friend now. May God grant him the peace he deserves.
michael penny left a message on December 6, 2020:
A long way from class at Vandyland and crew duty at El Forko Grande. Rest in Peace George. CDB 21 Trips Out.
Shannon Osgood left a message on December 6, 2020:
Peace be with Mr.Orbin
Valerie and Dana Burns left a message on December 6, 2020:
Sending you and the family our heartfelt sympathy, may the memories you shared remain in the deepest part of your heart forever....love Valerie and Dana
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Candace Putnam left a message on December 5, 2020:
Kristin & family, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I wish there was something that I could say to ease the pain. Your dad will always be with you and never forgotten! You and your family will remain in my thoughts and prayers.
Mark Schmitt left a message on December 5, 2020:
I'm so sorry. I first met George through work in the early 80's in St. Louis. I am fortunate that our paths crossed. As with everyone he met, he made a big and positive impression. He made it obvious to all that fun can be a big part of work. While it was a long time ago, I can still remember many fun times we had. My thoughts and prayers to him, his family and everyone close to him.
Jerry and Marylou Orbin left a message on December 5, 2020:
You are with God now in peace.
Diane Orbin Parkinson left a message on December 5, 2020:
Prayers and hugs to the family. You will be greatly missed Puddy. With all my thoughts and prayers, and love to all of you. RIP Love your Cousin, Diane
David B Murphy left a message on December 5, 2020:
George and I were classmates at the 4315CCTS,Vandenberg AFB CA and we both served as ICBM missile combat crew members in the same squadron at Grand Forks AFB ND. I lost track of George after I left Grand Forks but I never forgot his big grin and sense of humor. George always seemed to be in a good mood with a positive attitude. I'm very sad to hear of his passing and condolences to his family. RIP George.
Denise Hatten left a message on December 5, 2020:
In memory of George "Puddy" S. Orbin Jr., Denise Hatten lit a candle
Valerie and Bill Miller left a message on December 5, 2020:
In memory of George "Puddy" S. Orbin Jr., Valerie and Bill Miller lit a candle
Ray and Carol Ford left a message on December 5, 2020:
In memory of George "Puddy" S. Orbin Jr., Ray and Carol Ford lit a candle
Kim Luyster left a message on December 4, 2020:
Hugs and prayers to all of you. George was a wonderful guy and a big part of our family. We will love and miss him always. Rest in peace George. Love to you all. Susie & John Hatten Kim Hatten Luyster Denise Hatten John & Susie Luyster & girls
Katie and Mike Artice left a message on December 4, 2020:
Kristen, Madonna,Janna, and family, we are deeply saddened by your family's loss, "Pappa George", will be remembered daily by the endearing smiles and love that is shared by his beautiful grandchildren! Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you all 💘.
Melissa Schwartz left a message on December 4, 2020:
I've worked with George over the last 22 years. He had a big heart and a big personality and he will be greatly missed by his colleagues and customers. My condolences to George's family. He was a kind and generous man. I will always remember that big smile and his love for his family and his dogs! Rest in Peace and God Bless you, George.
Ellen Sheahan left a message on December 4, 2020:
I had the pleasure of working with George at Bio-Rad. He was truly a larger than life character. He was quick-witted and fun to be around. He will be missed.
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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