Orley R. Pettiford

Orley Pettiford newspaperOrley R. Pettiford, 67, of Cambridge died March 18, 2013 at home. Orley was a Minneapolis Fire Fighters Captain and retired as an arson investigator.

Orley is survived by his loving wife, Debra Deaton; two sons, Tony Pettiford of Texas and Sean (Brandi) Pettiford of Texas; four grandchildren, Zoe, Alex, Orley and Kep; mother, Jeanne Pettiford of Minneapolis; brother, Harry Pettiford of Minneapolis; and by many other family and friends.

A graveside service will be held at noon on Saturday, March 23 at Crystal Lake Cemetery in Minneapolis with a Memorial Celebration at 2 p.m. also Saturday at the Bill and Bonnie Daniels Fire Fighters Museum, 664 – 22nd Ave NE Minneapolis, MN 55418. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested any memorials to the Bill and Bonnie Daniels Fire Fighters Museum. Orley and Debra spent much of their time helping at the museum. Cremation arrangements were with Strike Funeral Home – Cambridge Chapel.