Tina T. O'Rourke, age 60, of Edgewater, died Tuesday at home. Born in Sneek, Netherlands, Mrs. O'Rourke came to this area in 1997 at the conclusion of a year long trip from Key Largo, where she had been a bank teller. Mrs. O'Rourke was a long time treasurer and fund raiser for the New Smyrna Beach High School Band Parents Association. For this work she was affectionately known as the "Band Mom." She also attended Coronado Community United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Daniel; three daughters, Katherine O'Rourke of Edgewater, Eileen O'Rourke of Orlando, and Ellen Tillman of Lorida, Florida; a grandson, Logan of Edgewater; a brother, Harry Busscher of New Smyrna Beach; a sister, Betty Thorpe of New Smyrna Beach; and her parents, Gary and Cornelia Busscher of Edgewater. A celebration of her life will take place after the holidays. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to the New Smyrna Beach High School Band Parents Association, New Smyrna Beach High School, 1015 10th Street, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 Attention: Tyler Losco, Band Director. Condolences may be sent to www.settlewilderfuneralhome.com.


Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Dec. 13, 2012