• JOHN J. O'ROURKE On Monday, J...

On Monday, June 17, 2019, with his devoted family by his side, John J. O'Rourke, of Banksville, Pittsburgh, entered life eternal. He was born on July 4, 1932, in Swissvale to the late Joseph and Laila Lightner O'Rourke. He was a retired City of Pittsburgh, Motorcycle Policeman, Cycle 27. He retired a Detective and he had the special duty of being the bodyguard to Mayor Tom Murphy. He is survived by his children, Kevin and Sean of Brookline, Kerwin (Michele) of Baldwin and Kellianne (Mark) Marfisi of Allison Park; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson; and a brother, William (Joan) of Florida; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Beside his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Bernadette Hren O'Rourke and Jacquie Conard O'Rourke; a son, John J. O'Rourke, Jr., on October 1, 2018; and his sisters, Lois Ebner, Mimi O'Shea, Irene Cicco, Betty Neeley and Pat Urbanic. Jack was a 32nd Degree Mason, Dallas Lodge, and Shriner, as well as a member of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge, #91. Both of which will have Memorial Services on Wednesday evening in the funeral home. Calling hours with the family will be on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, from 3-8 p.m. in the SCHLEIFER FUNERAL CHAPEL, INC., (412-271-1361), 534 Jones Avenue, North Braddock, PA. A Blessing Service will be held in the funeral home on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow in the family plot at Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to his special granddaughter and caregiver, Maria Marfisi; his hospice nurse Lori; and caregivers, Pam and Kathy from Family Hospice and Palliative Care.
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PostedJune 18, 2019