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Daniel J. ORourke

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Daniel Joseph ORourke, 51, passed away on September 13, 2015 in Killeen, Texas. He was born on March 31, 1964 in Providence, Rhode Island to Thomas and Patricia ORourke. He was preceded in death by his mother Patricia (Feeney). Daniel is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Julia M. ORourke; daughter, Ailie M. ORourke; son, Ryan J. ORourke, father, Thomas J. ORourke, wife Edna, sister, Cathleen Hutchinson, husband Robert, brother, Patrick, wife Sherri and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. An Eagle Scout, he joined the U.S Army in 1983 and achieved rank of Sergeant and afterwards he received his commission in 1993 ultimately achieving rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He obtained an Associates degree from Community College of Rhode Island, a Bachelors Degree from University of Rhode Island and a Masters degree from University of Texas. Daniel was employed with University of Texas Medical Branch for 20 years and worked as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Dan will be remembered as a high-energy guy who was willing to jump in to help anybody in need, both in the military and civilian life. He was a great husband, father and friend. A visitation will be held on Monday, Sept. 21, 2015 from 6 | 7 p.m. at Crowder Funeral Home 111 E. Medical Center Blvd. Webster. The funeral Mass will follow on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 1612 East Walker St. League City, 77573. Immediately after Mass the U.S. Army will render Full Military Honors. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial donation in Daniels memory may do so to WoundedWarriorProject.org, 877 958-2233.
Published in The Country Gazette from Sept. 21 to Oct. 2, 2015
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