Julius R. Orozco

Oct. 29, 1934 – May 24, 2012

Julius R. Orozco of Waukesha died Thursday, May 24, 2012, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at the age of 77. He was born in Waukesha on Oct. 29, 1934, the son of Marion and Angela (nee Victoria) Orozco.

He proudly served in the United States Army during the 1950s. On Dec. 28, 1963, he married the former Elizabeth Burke at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Genesee Depot. Julius worked as a salesman in the trucking industry for many years working for Advance Transportation, Interstate Systems and Horizon. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church for 44 years. Julius will always be remembered for his gift of friendship. He was a great friend to many and had the ability to make friends wherever he went.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Elizabeth of Waukesha; his daughter, Betsy (Michael) Wurm of Waukesha; his son, Andrew (Jeanne Stewart) Orozco of Wauwatosa; his four grandchildren, Andrew Wurm, Kali (Steve Pfeiffle) Wurm, Joseph Wurm and Samantha Orozco; and his nieces and nephews, Mary Kay (Philip) Windler, Mark (Diane) Orozco, Michael (Debbie) Orozco, Laurie (Dan) Janssen, Ann Marie (Michael) Hamm, Amy (Steve) Corbesier and Leslie (Eric) Henry. He is further survived by his special friend, Josef Erlich, along with great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Marion “Ozzie” Orozco, and sister-in-law, Beverly Orozco.

Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until the 5 p.m. funeral Mass on Wednesday, May 30, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 225 S. Hartwell Ave., Waukesha. A private family entombment with full military honors will be held at St. Joseph Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to St. Joseph’s Medical and Dental Clinic, 826 N. East Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186; or to a non-profit recently started by his niece, Mary Kay Windler, that teaches art to people with special needs, Creative Arts Resource and Network of Western Racine County (CARaN), 220 E. Main St., Waterford, WI 53185.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com to leave the family an online tribute message.