Monday, May 30, 2011





Obituary, Michael O’Rourke, son of my grandmothers brother Thomas.


Mrs. Thomas O’Rourke of 126 Lynwood Avenue, East Pittsburgh has received word from the War Department that her son, Pvt. Michael O’Rourke was killed in action in Belgium on January 27. 

In the service since April 1943, he is survived by three brothers, all in the service, Sgt. Thomas in England; William C., WT2/c with the Navy in the Pacific and PFC., Patrick stationed in California; and one sister, Elizabeth, at home.

A graduate of Union High School, Turtle Creek, he worked for the Union Switch and Signal Company in Swissvale, before entering the service.  He had been overseas since October 1944.

Requiem high mass was sung at St.Colman’s Church on Saturday, March 3 for Pvt. O’Rourke.


Michael is buried in All Saints Catholic Cemetery (Braddock Catholic Cemetery)  In North Braddock, PA in the Soldiers Section.

I never knew him but my grandmother kept his picture in her living room.   By the dates sand location he was killed in the BATTLE OF THE BULGE



Michael O'Rourke

Michael J O’Rourke

Obit from collection of my cousin Joanne D.  Portrait from my collection.

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