We are mourning the loss of our dear friend, Charley Orlando. Charley was a devoted folkschooler – instructor, student, board member, supporter, blacksmith, knitter, tin can artist, fiddle player, spinner, expert scrabble player, and so much more. He touched the lives of so many of us. He will be greatly missed.

Read a lovely tribute written by friend: Fran Jurga

Charley wrote a wonderful memoir, Life Has Been Good, which can be purchased on Amazon. In the intro, he calls it “an autobiography written to chronicle the life of an ordinary citizen.”

Keather Gougler
About Keather Gougler

Keather Gougler is the Marketing & Communications Director at the John C. Campbell Folk School.