James O'Rourke

  • Born: April 18, 1930
  • Died: August 27, 2020
  • Location: Seven Hills, Ohio

Busch Funeral and Crematory Services

7501 Ridge Road
Parma, OH 44129

Tel. (440) 842-7800

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Loving Husband, Brother, Uncle, Friend

James O'Rourke, age 90. Husband of Mary (nee Starke) and the late Virginia; brother of Maureen Pelham (deceased) and Bernard; uncle of seven; friend to all. Born in Liverpool England and coming to the United States as an adult, James had a wonderful career in research and development at Union Carbide Parma. James built a 26-foot sailboat and was a member at Cedar Point Marina for over 35 years. He traveled the world with his Mary and always had time for family. James loved having kids come over for a visit and spoiling them. He was blessed with the skills to do almost any project and believed in perfection. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be forwarded to Redeemer Crisis Center 2970 West 30th St. Cleveland, OH 44113 or pay it forward in kindness to others. A musical program will be presented to the residents of Mt. Alverna to honor James and say thank you for two wonderful years of loving care. Private graveside services will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery. His life will also be celebrated in Rochester, NY with Mary's family, as well as in England with James's brother and family.

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My dear Uncle Jim, you will be very sadly missed by all of your family in Liverpool. You will always be in our hearts and we have lovely memories to treasure. Sleep peacefully now Uncle Jim lots of love from Kelley, Dave, Ollie and Katie xxxx

Posted by kelley Moore - Liverpool - family   September 03, 2020

Jim was a real genttleman. I worked with him at Union Carbide. He always had a smile and always was "there" to help or instruct no matter what you needed. Always treated everyone with respect and dignity. He's probably automating the "Pearly Gates" about now. Gail A. Sutton

Posted by Gail Sutton - Coworker   September 02, 2020

My condolences to the O'Rourke family.
Jim was the technician to go to for any problem you might have had when working at Union Carbide, very knowledgable, he was a technician's technician
Mike Artale

Posted by mike artale - strongsville, OH - Coworker   September 01, 2020

Mary, Jim will be missed. He will have a permanent place with the other dear souls that have shared the Mt. Alverna community. So glad you and Jim enjoyed traveling together that will give you many cherished and lasting memories. Our prayers are with you.

Pat & Bob Lesnak

Posted by Pat & Bob Lesnak - Friend   August 31, 2020

I was saddened to read in today's PD that Jimmy had passed. We worked together at Union Carbide when I first started in 73. He taught me nearly all I know about machining. He was a great work mate, mentor, and friend. Together we'd swear up a storm! Mary, you married a great guy and you have my sincere condolences.

Posted by Terry Pirro - Cleveland, OH - Coworker   August 30, 2020

A dear Uncle, we will miss you so much. Memories to cherish of happy times. You lived life to the full and will be terribly missed. Goodnight & God bless Uncle Jim ❤

Posted by Lisa Kehoe - Family   August 29, 2020

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. Praying for all of you

Posted by Debbie Meeks - Friend   August 29, 2020

So sorry to hear of the loss of Jim. Wonderful memories of travel will be with you always. Thinking of you at this time of sorrow. Beverly Masek

Posted by Beverly Masek - Strongsville, OH - Friend   August 29, 2020

James was such a sweet guy i took care of him for 2 yrs and since then he is been like a family to me as well as mary he even asked me if he can call me sweetheart i had the privilege to celebrate his 90th birthday last april i will surely miss his sweet smile and his blue eyes RIP my sweetheart

Posted by Bonita - Friend   August 29, 2020

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