John O'Rourke

Obituary of John O'Rourke

 

John F. O’Rourke

July 4, 1936-August 9, 2017

Chester, NY

John F. O’Rourke passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, NY.  He was 81 years old.  Son of the late Francis and Agnes Corrigan O’Rourke, he was born July 4, 1936 in Manhattan, NY.

John was a Veteran of the U.S. Army and was a retired Police Officer with the N.Y.P.D., 52nd Precinct, Bronx, NY.  He also retired working as personal security for MacAndrews and Forbes.  He was a member of the N.Y.P.D. Emerald Society and O.C. Shields.

Survivors include his loving wife, Patricia Payton O’Rourke, at home; his daughters: Eileen Fitzgerald and her husband Joseph of Monroe, NY and Jennifer LeMieux and her husband William of Bayville, NY; his son John P. O’Rourke and his wife Susan of Warwick, NY; his sister Josephine Kelley of Philadelphia, PA; his four grandchildren: Abigael, Lauren, Meghan, Madeline and many nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his sisters Agnes O'Rourke and Ann Van Dyke.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 15th at Smith Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 117 Maple Avenue, Monroe, NY 10950.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 16th at Sacred Heart Church, 26 Still Road, Monroe, NY.  Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY.

Memorial donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

Arrangements by Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home