BORDENTOWN — Orlando P. “Earl” Loretangeli, 79, of Bordentown, passed away at St. Francis Medical Center on Thursday, June 24, 2010.

Affectionately known as “Uncle Earl,” by many, he was a lifelong resident of the city of Bordentown. He was a graduate of St. Mary’s School and William MacFarland High School. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he served during the Korean Conflict. After serving his country, he was a loyal postal carrier in Bordentown.

A photographer in his spare time, he was always seen at BMI sports events as well as other sports events in the area. A very active supporter of local sports teams, he served as general manager of the Koenig Oilers, the Rancocas Valley Semi Pro baseball league. He was a key organizer of the Bordentown Elks Wheelchair basketball team,and served as a manager of the team. He was also a strong supporter of the American Legion Baseball.

He was a strong believer in his faith and served many ministries of the Catholic Church, especially at St. Mary’s of Bordentown where he was an active parishioner. Earl was a past president of the Sierra Club of Trenton and past grand knight of The Knights of Columbus Bordentown Council #570. He was also a member of the Bordentown Elks Lodge #2085, the American Legion Bordentown Post # 26, just to name a few of the organizations he was a member of.

He was the son of the late Sante and Florinda (Canulla) Loretangeli, brother to the late Sabatini and Dino Loretangeli and brother-in-law to the late Edward Foley, he is survived by his brothers and sister-in-law, Frank and Patrica Loretangeli and Ferdinand Loretangeli, his sister, Yolanda Foley, all of Bordentown; his sisters-in-law, Lois Loretangeli of Maryland and Catherine Loretangeli of Columbus; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and beloved friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 45 Crosswicks St., Bordentown. Interment will follow in the St. Mary’s section of Bordentown Cemetery which is located in Bordentown.

Calling hours will be held on Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. with the Knights of Columbus service at 8:30 p.m. and on Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Bordentown Home for Funerals.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Earl’s memory to either St. Mary’s Church, 45 Crosswicks St., Bordentown, NJ 08505 or Monastery of St. Clare, 150 White Pine Road, Crosswicks NJ 08515

Arrangements are under the direct care and supervision of Robert L. Pecht, Bordentown Home for Funerals, 40 Crosswicks St., Bordentown.