Orlando Puerta Memorial Fund for WILD IS LIFE

Dear Friends,

It is with great sadness that we tearfully announce the passing of our founder, leader and dear friend Orlando Puerta.

Orlando passed peacefully in hospital Saturday morning at 3:40 AM after a short but severe battle with upper respiratory infection.  At this time we are awaiting further details and the results of a COVID-19 test performed prior to his passing.

We understand that Orlando has touched us all in different but similar ways and we grieve with you.  We are saddened that due to quarantine efforts in our region we will not be able to conduct a funeral or burial at this time.  We will keep you informed of updates.

Orlando was a champion of Dance Music, of free thought and a lover of life, music and animals.  We will continue his legacy at Citrusonic by carrying forward his initiatives for all of our beloved clients, dj's, musicians, remixers and fans.  Likewise, we have established this donation page where friends and family can benefit animals in leu of flowers and cards.  We appreciate you.

Anyone who would like to discuss Citrusonic business matters is encouraged to reach out to [email redacted].  Our leadership is intact, our business is strong, and we will carry on in memory of Orlando's epic multi-decade career in Music.  More to follow.

With love and prayer,


From Daniel Puerta:

Let go and let God, that is what you always told me to do when life got rough. You were the father I never had but the one I needed.

It is with a heavy heart to say that my uncle Orlando Puerta has passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2020.

I know you are in a better place right now, no more pain no more suffering.  You lived your life just how you wanted.  You have impacted so many people lives that it will be felt for generations.  You modeled to me what it meant to be hardworking and independent.  I hope I will instill that in my future children.

I am going to miss you, but I know this isn’t goodbye it's  "See you later."  Love you Orlando.

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Daniel Puerta 
Ellensburg, WA

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