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Jacqueline Orlando

Jacqueline Orlando

Saturday, August 20th, 1955 - Wednesday, April 8th, 2020
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Worthington – Jacqueline Marie Orlando, 64, passed away Wednesday evening, April 8, 2020. Jacqueline was born Aug. 20, 1955 in Youngstown, the daughter of Edward and Margaret (DePascale) Orlando.
Jacqueline was a Professor of Law at Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio. She was a 1973 graduate of Ursuline High School and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Youngstown State University in 1977. She went on to receive her Master in Library Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1978 and her Juris Doctor degree from the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University in 1988.
Jacqueline was a Reference Librarian at Youngstown Public Library, Columbus Metropolitan Library, and the Supreme Court of the United States. At Capital University Law School, she was Professor of Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing, and was Associate Director and Director of the Law Library. She developed one of the first courses in the country that focused on electronic legal research so that lawyers could access free and low-cost digital legal databases. She served on the admissions committee of the Columbus Bar Association and as a Federal Mediator in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.
Jacqueline was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church in Worthington, the Ohio Bar Association, the Columbus Bar Association, the American Association of Law Libraries, the Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries, and the Women Lawyers of Franklin County. She enjoyed spending time and talking with her children, reading, the ballet, frequenting estate sales, and watching vintage films.
Jacqueline was a devoted wife to Leo Madden and loving mother to her twins, Elizabeth Virginia and James Anthony. She also leaves behind her two sisters, Mary Jo (Bill) Olson and Geri (Jim) DeCenso, and many nieces and nephews, to cherish her memories. She was preceded in death by her parents and her nephew, William Olson. Her energy, imagination, and resourcefulness both awed and inspired everyone who met her. She never met a stranger and was an unfailing source of charity and practical advice. Her greatest joys were raising her children to be kind and responsible, and preparing her students for careers in judicial advocacy.
In lieu of flowers, her family invites financial contributions to the Capital University Law School Dean’s List Merit Scholarship Fund, 303 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43085; or Cristo Rey Columbus High School, 400 East Town Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Arrangements have been entrusted to the professional care of the Rossi Brothers and Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Avenue in Boardman. Due to the current pandemic, a memorial service will be held at a later date. Family and friends are invited to visit the Book of Memories at to view this tribute and send condolences to Jacqueline’s family.
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Frank J Reed

Posted at 02:26pm
Our deepest sympathies to the family of Jacqueline Orlando. I met Jackie my first year at Capital University law school, 1988. My wife, Frances, and I were pleased to see Jackie again shortly after she joined the Columbus Mothers of Twins Club. Jackie was active in the central Ohio bar, and the academic community at Capital University, and she will be missed by all. Frank & Frances Reed

Lawrence Gamby

Posted at 06:13pm
I had just met Professor Orlando while observing an evening law school class. I arrived early and was sitting in on her class and she asked if I was there to observe. I replied that I was but wasn’t sure if I was early or not. She was so welcoming to me and I was fortunate to speak with her afterwards. She asked me if I was going to “join us “ as a potential Law School student. She wished me the best. I can’t believe she is no longer with us. Such a warm person. The First year Law Class was going on Spring Break at the end of that evening. The Pandemic Stay home Order soon came. Prayers and blessings to her family.

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Posted at 03:02pm
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Pat Groseck

Posted at 05:32pm
I am so terribly stunned and sorry to read about Jackie's recent death. My sincere condolences to her family. Jackie and I worked together at the Columbus Metropolitan Library when it was just a long-time institution needing a reboot. She would help us do just about anything to help promote the library to obtain users, visibility and the passage of tax levies to fund much-needed improvements. Jackie was not only brilliant but was one of the most optimistic, enthusiastic and fun people we could have had. Whether marching in a parade or being a Rockette-style line dancer at a rally, Jackie was always willing to help us do very un-libraryesque activities to promote the cause. I feel I was privileged to know her and share time with her on this earth.

Humphrey Kweminyi

Posted at 11:43am
It was a true privilege to know, learn from and work alongside Professor Jacqueline Orlando. She was a very kind, generous, smart, conscientious, and resourceful person. She had an infectious smile, and refreshing candor. Professor Orlando was totally dedicated to her students' success and wellbeing and cared deeply about the law and the future of the legal professions. She believed that society deserved competent, disciplined, and ethical attorneys and she did everything to impact these attributes on her students. Her demise is a huge loss for Capital University Law School.
My condolences and prayers are with her husband Leo and her children. May God grant you the grace and strength in these very difficult times.

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