Erik Nicholas Orona

Erik Nicholas Orona

Known to his friends as “Orona” passed away at the age of 42 on Sunday November 7th 2021 in St Petersburg Florida

Erik lost his Brave battle with depression. But not without leaving a Positive mark on the World.

Erik was funny, loving and had a very giving and kind heart. His smile was Unforgettable. He cared deeply for his family and friends. He wanted to help give back to the people and groups that helped him through his struggles.

Erik had various jobs in his life. Working for the family Donut Business, LPN Nurse, Barista and Hospitality. Erik was planning on going back to school to continue his education in Jewelry Design. Out of all the things he did in his life. The thing that gave him the most Joy was crafting his jewelry for people. He Loved it. The pictures and positive feedback he got from everyone made him Shine. He wanted to make people happy. Please wear his jewelry knowing how much Love was put into each Piece.

Erik is survived by his Parents Windy and Doug Vaughn Grandparents Mary Weist

Donald and Edna Vaughn

Sisters: Beth, Angela and Aprile

Aunts and Uncles Cheryl, Kim Augie, Robert and Jeff

Many Loving cousins, nieces, nephews and friends

God must have needed a New Angel ..So Fly Free My Son and Dance in the Sky

To honor Erik “Orona” Please support organizations he believed in: mental health organizations

Outreach program through SPV

St Pete Vineyards

The Ocean Cleanup – nonprofit


On Sunday December 5th 2021

Please join us at 10:30 for regular church service with a “Celebration of Life” following at 12 noon

St Pete Vineyard

5000 10th Street North

St. Petersburg, Florida 33703

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