In Loving Memory of Alex Orban

July 11, 1942
Cleveland, OH
March 21, 2020
Southport, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Private Burial in St. Agnes Cemetery, Branford, CT


Family Gathering


National MS Society

P.O. Box 4527,
New York,
NY 10163 (

Alex J. Orban

Alex J. Orban, age 77 of Southport, CT, beloved husband of the late Kathleen Orban, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 21, 2020 at the Ludlowe Health Center. Born in Cleveland, OH, the son of the late Alex and Elizabeth Orban, he was raised in Cleveland and also lived in Pittsburg, PA, Longmeadow MA, and Branford, CT for his work prior to relocating to Southport in 2012. He graduated from St. Ignatius High School and received his Bachelors Degree from John Carroll University. Mr. Orban studied law at the University of Notre Dame, but had to take a leave to return home to assist his family. He would later receive his Jurist Doctorate from Cleveland State University while working full time. Mr. Orban specialized in Labor and Employment Law and served as In-House Counsel for U.S. Steel, Friendly’s Inc. and Easter Seals. He also continued his studies and received his MBA from the University of Massachusetts. He and his wife, Kathleen travelled extensively together throughout the world and especially loved going on cruises together. They developed many close friendships wherever they lived and enjoyed playing bridge and Pinochle with their friends. In his later years Alex loved keeping up with all the current events and reading books. He will be dearly missed by his three beloved children, John T. Orban and his wife Loraine and their children, Emily and Kevin of Southport, Rachel A. Orban and her husband Tom Walsh and their children, Thomas and Kinsale of Rye, NY and Seth D. Orban of Austin, TX; three siblings, Alexis Ballrick, Carl Orban and Carol Shakarian of Cleveland, OH; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother John Orban. A private burial will be held in St. Agnes Cemetery, Branford, CT. A public celebration of Alex’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers friends may consider a donation in Mr. Orban’s memory to the National MS Society, P.O. Box 4527, New York, NY 10163 or online at For information or to offer an online condolence please visit

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  1. Al was great guy with a tremendous loving heart. He was was so smart, so witty, & charming. I had a lot of respect for him as a family man, a lawyer, & as a person.

    We will always miss him greatly.

  2. John, Rachel and Seth –
    We are so saddened by the passing of your father. Alex was always our “big brother,” and he will always be remembered as such. As people of faith, we are comforted to know that Alex is enjoying the face of God – and with your mom 🙂
    Aunt Carol and Uncle Berj

    • We will miss Alex very much. He was just a wonderful human being. We visited him and his wife every chance we got and they were always gracious and always found something interesting to do with us. He was a wonderful God father to my daughter Katie and I know she shares my sentiment. We used to tell her that Uncle Alex was scooping ice cream (Friendly’s of course) in the back of the store. We know she didn’t believe us but it was fun to tease her. So sorry he is gone forever but will always remain in our hearts.