Orlando Leonard Parrella, 75, of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, died Sunday, January 31, 2021.
Born in Paterson, "Lon" was the son of Orlando “Willie” and Wilma Parrella.
Lon earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Rutgers University and several Master’s Degrees from Rutgers University and William Paterson College. He was a detective and a Lieutenant with the Clifton Police Department for 25 years and worked as an adjunct professor at Lehigh University, Moravian College, Rutgers University and John Jay College of Criminal Justice while guest lecturing at numerous colleges around the country.
Lon was an exceptional golfer winning numerous tournaments across the country. He was a true animal lover and an avid outdoorsman and could be found most weekends hiking at Harriman State Park in New York State.
He will be missed by his son, Jeffrey M. Parrella and his wife Kelly, as well as their four sons, Liam, Alex, Nate, and Roman.