Carlos G. Orduno, 18, of Rochester

Carlos G. Orduno, 18, of Rochester, was fatally injured in a motor vehicle accident in the early morning hours of Friday, November 10, 2023, in Akron on his way to work.

On November 13, 2004, Carlos Giovanni Orduno was born to Juan Carlos and Ivonne Orduno Rodriguez .  Carlos was the oldest son of the Orduno family and grew up sharing his childhood with three sisters Cyndy, Evelin, Yadira and a younger brother Marco. 

'Carlos graduated from Rochester High School this past May.  As a member of the RHS wrestling team, he wrestled the heavyweight division, usually dominating his opponent by using his power, balance and athleticism with great finesse!  2023 was especially memorable for Carlos as he was Three Rivers Conference champion,  Sectional runner-up and ascended to IHSAA Semi-State Competition.  He revered Coach Gard who was a treasured mentor on life as well as the mats.  Carlos excelled in lifting as it was by far his favorite class.

With great positivity, sporting a radiant smile, Carlos made friends with all who met him. As a role model to his younger brother Marco, Carlos was especially proud of him and his accomplishments as a wrestler.  At North Miami High School, he was known as Coach Orduno and was currently serving as a volunteer coach for their wrestling team.

Melody and Carlos enjoyed collaborating on intricate Legos construction projects, making memories while creating some very unique pieces.  Fishing was fun but serious as Carlos would let you know there's only one way to fish;  "catch and release!"  Mechanically inclined, Carlos built his own bicycle. and he had a sneaker to coordinate with every outfit.  Carlos is also remembered as the King of Trade-ups!   He enjoyed tinkering on the mechanics of his car, shopping at Walmart and riding bicycles.

Video games was a way Carlos could relax with friends.  Forest green was his favorite color, and he was the proud owner of a unique collection of Hot Wheels.  Carlos loved photography and took many pictures, thrift, long drives and listening to music. 

Left to cherish Carlos's memory are his parents Juan Carlos and Ivonne Orduno of Rochester; his siblings: Cyndy Graves (David) of New Richmond, Evelin Dittman (Dean) of Rochester, Staff Sgt. Yadira Orduno (Guiseppe Lena) of Aviano Airforce Base in Italy,  Marco Orduno of Rochester; his girlfriend Miss Melody Hisey; bonus family Brad and Patience Hisey and Mason Hisey; mentor and Coach Mr. Clint Gard; Paternal Grandparents Salvador  Orduno and Margarita Orduno of Nevada; and nieces and nephews Ethan Graves, Sophia Graves, Carson Dittman, Jonah Dittman and Benjamin Dittman.

A celebration of the life of Carlos G. Orduno will be at 11:00 AM Saturday, November 18, 2023, in the Good Family Funeral Home.

Carlos' family will receive friends on Friday evening from 4:00 - 8:00 PM and an hour prior to his service. 

Burial will follow in the Rochester IOOF Cemetery. 

Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made in Carlos's name to the RHS Wrestling Team1 Zebra Lane, Rochester, IN  46975