O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

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

John D. "Jack" O'Rourke

Mr. John D. “Jack” O’Rourke, 91, formerly of Division Street, Salamanca, NY died Saturday morning, November 16, 2019 at the Pines of Olean, NY.

Born April 29, 1928 in Salamanca, NY, he was the son of the late James and Marjorie Driscoll O’Rourke. He was married on July 24, 1954 in St. Patrick’s RC Church to the former Margaret Ann “Pug” Phelan, who predeceased him on January 6, 1997.

He graduated from Salamanca High School, Class of 1945, University of Notre Dame, Class of 1949, and the former Simmons School of Mortuary Science, Syracuse, NY.

Mr. O’Rourke was a combat veteran serving as a mortarman with the 45th Infantry during the Korean Conflict. He had previously served in the Army Occupation of Japan.

Jack owned and operated with his late brother Tom, the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, Barre Granite Memorials, and Century Carper Centre in Salamanca, NY

He was a member of Our Lady of Peace, the Mr. & Mrs. Club, Kiwanis Club, the Cattaraugus County Funeral Directors Association, where he was a past president, Elkdale Country Club, the American Legion Hughes-Skiba Post #535, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars John F. Ahrens Post #5296. He enjoyed bridge, skiing, boating, spending his winters in Phoenix, and the annual trip to Ocean City, NJ with his family.

Surviving are: four children, Mrs. Peggy (Ed) Roberts, Scottsdale, AZ, Susan O’Rourke, Allegany, NY, Nancy Baker, Jamestown, NY, John C. (Janet) O’Rourke, Ellicottville, NY; nine grandchildren, Colleen (Brad) Nelson, Maureen (Brett) Isakson, Daniel (Julie) Roberts, all of Phoenix, AZ, Michael (Stephanie) Baker, Lakewood, NY, Marty (Vanessa) Baker, Pittsburg, PA, Paul (Lauren) Baker, West Ellicott, NY, Molly (Dave) O’Rourke-Cummings, Philadelphia, PA, Shannon (Yoshi) Migita, Los Angles, CA, Jack O’Rourke, Ellicottville, NY; twelve great-grandchildren; a sister, Marjorie (Michael) Rick, Brighton NY; several nieces and nephews.

Besides his wife, Jack was predeceased by two brothers, James O’Rourke, Thomas O’Rourke, and a son-in-law, Fred Baker.

Friends may call at the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, NY on Friday, November 22, 2019 from 4 – 7 PM.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in Our Lady of Peace on Saturday at a time to be announced with Rev. Mariusz Sierhart, pastor, as celebrant.

Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Salamanca, NY.

Full military honors will be conducted by members of the American Legion Hughes-Skiba Post #535 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars John F. Ahrens Post #5296.

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