O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222

Thomas J. Provorse

Mr. Thomas J. Provorse, age 51, of Route 241 in Conewango Valley, NY, died at his home on Thursday, February 16, 2012, following a long illness.

Born in Olean, NY on November 15, 1960, Tom was the son of Loyal Sr. and the late Margaret Miller Provorse, and the late Bertha Green. On December 29, 2006 in Little Valley, NY, he married the former Dora "Winky" Bryant, who survives.

He graduated from Ellicottville Central School in 1979.

Tom was employed by Signore's in Ellicottville, NY as a foreman until his retirement due to his illness.

He was an avid computer enthusiast and repair man. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Surviving besides his father and wife are 4 sons, Ray Provorse, Conewango Valley, NY, Dustin and Nicholas Provorse, both of Olean, NY, and Colton Miller, Conewango Valley, NY; 5 daughters, Ashley (Craig) Bryant, Salamanca, NY, Felicia (Ray) Chase and Jessie Bryant, both of Great Valley, NY, Stevie Provorse, and Lexie Provorse, both of Conewango Valley, NY; 1 step-daughter, Rachael Pennell, Little Valley, NY; 3 brothers, Donald (Debby) Provorse, Great Valley, NY, Loyal Jr. (Peg) Provorse, Franklinville, NY, Bryant (Becky) Green, Olean, NY; 2 sisters, Sandra Conaway, Salamanca, NY, Susan (Bill) Rickert, Little Valley, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Friends may call at the O'Rourke & O'Rourke Inc Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, NY, on Wednesday, February 22 from 10 – 11 a.m., at which time a memorial service will be held with Rev. William Kay, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Ellicottville, NY, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Epilepsy Foundation, 8301 Professional Place, Landover, MD 20785.

E-condolences can be sent to john@orourke-orourke.com or posted to facebook.com/onofh.