DeLyle “Shake” E. Orndorff

January 5, 1943 - September 11, 2017

DeLyle E. “Shake” Orndorff passed away, peacefully, at home with his family at his side on September 11, 2017.  He was 74.

He is survived by his loving wife and family and a world of friends.

DeLyle was born and raised in Romney, WV, a town that he worked in and loved.  He took much pride in his town.  Whether it be sweeping the streets, fixing a water leak, painting curbs, plowing snow or other tasks, he truly loved Romney and the people in it.

He was a man of many nicknames.  Some called him “Shake,” some called him “Fonz,” and his great great nieces and nephews called him “Quarterman.”

DeLyle never met a stranger and he would give the shirt off his back to help anyone.  His annual trips to Florida to see his extended family he loved and adored (and they loved him) were always looked forward to, as well as the return trip home to his beloved mountains of West Virginia.  He talked of moving to Florida, but he could never leave Hampshire County and the people in it.  This was home.

Pleasures were found in simple ways for DeLyle; he loved to tinker with his lawnmowers, sit on the porch and watch traffic, take scenic rides and spending time with family and friends. He had a quick wit, and a response to most anything (and they were usually very funny).  DeLyle was not above “stirring things up” and he loved to laugh.  Many will remember DeLyle and his ways of keeping things “just so.”  His trucks always sparkled and he always appeared “squared away.”  Wherever you found DeLyle, chances are good things were mowed, polished, lined up, washed, neat and tidy.  Above and beyond all that, DeLyle was a good husband, father, father-in-law and a good friend to many.  He will be dearly missed.

Friends will be received at Shaffer Funeral Home in Romney on Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 6 to 8PM, with brief words of remembrance at 8PM from Denzil Davis.  DeLyle’s interment will be private and at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of The Panhandle, 278 N. High St., Romney, WV., 26757.




Carter Wagoner September 11, 2017

10 condolences for “DeLyle “Shake” E. Orndorff”

  1. Delyle….you always had a smile on your face and loved life and being around people. People that you cared about and who cared about you. Always caring with your heart. You took such great pride in your truck, your lawn, your lawnmowers and your work. You lived life to the fullest and enjoyed every minute of it. You will be missed and remembered in so many ways. Love you

  2. Now you are with your old buddy & friend Brian Gosnell having good old times & working on cars and such things !!!! In 1991 August you sure made Bud Upwright stand up and take notice, that is a funny and good memory that he never has forgotten about to this very day. Thank you for all the jokes and laughter thru the years, even though I never seen you for many years between our lives since I was 15 I remember you well,Shake-a-leg !! RIP

  3. Many fond memories with lots of laughs and smiles. Wonderful soul with an immense heart. May you rest in peace. Love and hugs to my extended family…..

  4. Dear Family:
    It’s With Deepest Sympathy And Sincere Prayers
    DeLyle Was A True Friend And I Loved Him Dearly.
    God Bless
    Larry S. Miller

  5. So sad to hear this my thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Have know him for a long time he always smiled and spoke to u no matter where u were he was always smiling or laughing just had a wonderful outlook on life prayers for all love ❤️ and hugs to all ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  6. My Daddy, I Love n will miss you so much. Yes there were tough times n our lives but there was no doubt the love we had for each other. You will forever be in my heart. So blessed to have got to spent time with you. I can promise you daddy Mark n I will keep the memories alive n make you proud. Watch over me Daddy. Until we meet again. It’s not goodbye it’s see you later. I Love You n will forever be Daddy’s little Girl.

  7. Dad you will truly missed by your son and daughter-in-law. your 5 grandkids will miss you dearly, your great grandson Connor will learn more about you through us and all are memories we made together. we are all so heart broken. we love you dad, fly high, rest easy Dad. watch over us and give us signs when your with us.
    Mark and Stacy.

  8. Delyle was a good friend and a good person!! Have known him a long time,even party together a little!! He will b truly missed n this town by many!! My sympathies to all his family. Ruby you r in my prayers!! RIP Shake!!!

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