Edward Francis O'Rourke
November 8, 1935 ~ January 12, 2018
Edward Francis O’Rourke from Weirton, West Virginia died peacefully at home on Friday, January 12, 2018. He was born November 8, 1935 at home, a son of the late Maurice Edward O’Rourke and Helen (Reed) O’Rourke. He was also preceded in death by his two sisters Eileen O’Rourke and Kathleen Lydick and brother Robert O’Rourke.
Edward retired from Weirton Steel Corporation after 40 years where he worked in the Tin Mill as an accounting supervisor. He was a veteran of the United States Army and served in Germany. He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, a long standing member of the Knights of Columbus, Weirton Steel 25 Year Club and Management Club.
He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved his grandchildren with all his heart and was very proud of them and all their accomplishments. He was the biggest Notre Dame and Steelers fan around. He loved his family and his country western movies. He was a big dog lover and the hardest worker around.
Ed is survived by his beloved wife Marianne Iaquinta O’Rourke, whom he married on February 23, 1963; son Edward Francis O’Rourke Jr., of Wheeling; daughter Patricia Ann Littleton of Weirton; two grandchildren Joey (Alexis) Littleton of Pittsburgh and Jenna Littleton of Weirton and sister Maureen (Gary) Frey of Weirton.
Friends will be received on Monday from 1:00 until the time of services at 5 PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main St., Weirton.
Rev. Father Larry Dorsch will officiate.
Private interment will be at St. Paul Cemetery, Weirton.
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May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,
May your memories of Edward Francis O’Rourke, give you peace, comfort and strength…
Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten..
and prayers to the family of ….
US Army Veteran, Edward Francis O’ Rourke, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†
† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †
Maryann and Family:
Please accept our sincere sympathy in the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. We have fond memories of your’s and Ed’s friendship and times spent together with our parents, Mel and Connie Conchel. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Cynthia (Conchel) Sullivan
Eddie: Sorry to hear you lost your dad. Much prayers, my friend. David Plesich
My deepest sympathy in the passing of Eddie. I will always remember his great smile and will miss his friendship. We always shared a thought about the Fighting Irish!
May God Bless,