February 26, 1944 ~ October 5, 2008
O'Rourke, James Brian, Jimmy to his friends, passed away on Sunday, October 5, 2008 in Torrance, CA. Born in Beverly, Massachusetts, James was 64 when he died.
James, a Vietnam Veteran, served 20 years in the Air Force. He continued to work in the aircraft industry spending nearly 20 years as an aircraft mechanic. He enjoyed his work, but loved his life, which he spent with many close friends and family. James could be counted on to lighten any mood and bring laughter to any room. He made friends easily and often. He will be remembered for his humor, kindness, and generosity. He is survived by Daughter, Katherine O'Rourke of Sacramento, CA, Brother, Jack O'Rourke of Philadelphia, PA, and Brother, Robert (Sandy) O'Rourke of Pasadena, CA. Preceded in death by parents Bertrand and Marjorie O'Rourke, Sister Peggy Bibeau, and Brother Billy O'Rourke. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Vietnam Veterans Association
We will be celebrating Jimmy's life Thursday October 9th at two of his favorite places. The celebration begins at 2 pm at the VFW on N. Catalina Ave. in Redondo Beach and moves to the Thirsty Club on Artesia Blvd. in Redondo Beach.
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