Eleanor O. Reyes

Eleanor Orquia Reyes, 92, passed away peacefully on August 7, 2020 at her nursing home in Avon Park, FL.  Eleanor had been a resident of Highlands County since 1989, after formerly living in Silver Spring, MD.  She was born in Infanta, Philippines and immigrated to the United States in 1970. Eleanor was a teacher and pharmacist in the Philippines and worked at the Review & Herald Publishing Association in Hagerstown, MD.  She loved to read and was a fierce competitor in Scrabble. Eleanor is survived by her two daughters, Lynn Reyes and Leticia Riordan; siblings, Herminia Orquia and Bernardo Orquia; as well as four grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Primitivo Reyes; her parents, Carlos and Maria Orquia; and her siblings, Lydia, Amadeo, Carmencita and Leticia Orquia. Due to COVID-19, a memorial service will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to be made to the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund through the link below.