Orlando Febres

  • "I remember Orlando well...growing up with his sisters I..."
    - Mark Schultz
  • "You were a Special and very talented person who will be..."
    - Mark Miller
  • "Tio O, You were truly the GREATEST! We love you so much!..."
    - Alex
  • "Love you O! Miss you more than you can imagine."
    - D Allen
  • "I enjoyed having Orlando in my classes at Pinello..."

Orlando Febres, age 51, passed away at his home in Houston, Texas, on September 19, 2015. He was born on June 29, 1964, in Fort Sill, Oklahoma to Etanislao Febres Gonzalez and Rosa Maria (De Jesus) Febres.

He graduated from Widefield High School in 1982 and attended New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM. He received his BS degree in Television and Broadcasting in 1986. Immediately following college, Orlando joined the International Basketball League playing with Los Capitanes de Arecibo in Puerto Rico.

After retiring from basketball, Orlando began working for KUSA Channel 9 News in Denver as a Technical Engineer, a field he remained in until his health failed. Orlando ended his illustrious career working with Fox Sports Network.

He is survived by his wife Kirsten (Whitlow) Febres and his children, Jase Coleman Febres and Miguelle Maria Febres of Houston, TX, his parents, Etanislao Febres Gonzalez and Rosa Maria (De Jesus) Febres of Fountain, CO, his siblings: Ada Sanchez (Angel) of Clermont, Florida, Elsa Simpson, Irma Warner (Toran), Delia Febres Butler (Philip), and Victor Febres, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Orlando enjoyed music, loved to golf, play basketball, watch baseball, and football especially his beloved Denver Broncos!

There will be a memorial service to celebrate his life at Eastborough Church of the Nazarene located at 4123 E. Pikes Peak Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO at 10:00 a.m. On Saturday, October 3, 2015. Reception immediately following.

Published in The Gazette on Sept. 27, 2015