The Club is saddened to report the death of Phil Orland, Club Board Member; Retired, Rec and Parks; US Navy veteran; and former RLACEI Board Member. He was 75.
Phil served the City of LA for 35 years.
The Club was told of his death Aug. 17 by his wife, Penny.
Phil managed recreation programs for all ages as Principal Recreation Supervisor for Rec and Parks. He worked for the City from 1975 to 2010.
In retirement, he joined the Club Board in 2018 and was an active Board Member at the time of his death.
Phil stayed active in retirement. He was a member of the board of directors for the Retired Los Angeles City Employees, Inc. (RLACEI), coordinating educational seminars for Retirees on the Affordable Care Act and financial planning. He also played an important role in promoting LACERS’ wellness program, designed to help retired members enjoy a healthy and active retirement.
He was a board member for the professional organization Men in Leisure Services, raising money to provide training and networking opportunities for those in recreation. The Brea resident was also a board member for the Retired Senior Volunteer Program in Orange County and was an ambassador to the Korean Bell of Friendship Committee.
He volunteered on wellness issues for the College of Health and Human Services at Cal State, Long Beach, and he received the 2015 Alumni Community Service Award from the school.
Phil served the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Henderson during the Vietnam conflict.
The Club received the news of Phil’s death near deadline and plans to publish more about him in our October issue.
We offer condolences to his wife, extended family, friends and former coworkers.