John Thomas O'Rourke
1959 - 2020

John Thomas O'Rourke, 60, of North Port, Fla., formerly of Canonsburg, passed away following a brief illness Thursday, April 9, 2020, in Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

He was born October 8, 1959, in Washington, a son of the late Thomas Morgan and Jane Kimberland O'Rourke.

John was a 1977 graduate of Canon-McMillan High School and worked many years in construction, until he moved to Florida in 2002, where he continued his career in the building trades. He was a longtime son of the American Legion and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Loyal Order of Moose.

John loved spending time with family, riding his motorcycles and all Pittsburgh sports teams. He also loved spending time by his pool.

John was the beloved husband of Linda Zabkar O'Rourke, who survives.

Also surviving are a sister, Kathleen (Charles) Krisfalusy; two brothers, Timothy (Dana) O'Rourke and Thomas (Robin) O'Rourke; brother-in-law Neal Zabkar; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, there will be a celebration of life service at a later date and time that is still to be determined.

Submitted by Frye Funeral Home Inc. Please extend your condolences to the family at

Published by Observer-Reporter on Apr. 11, 2020.
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Our condolences to the entire family.
April 14, 2020
Dear Linda and family,
Kenny and I were saddened to hear about John. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Ken and Amy Galbraith
April 12, 2020
Dear Linda, So sad to hear about John. What a great guy he was and I have so many great memories of times with him. Dawn and I send our sympathy and love.
Clete Chambers
April 11, 2020
So sorry to hear of John's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
April 11, 2020
I love u man
Danny O
April 11, 2020
Hi Linda! I'm so sorry to learn that John has passed away. He was certainly a great guy. Donna Wik called me. I'm not sure if Terry and John were cousins. You have my deepest sympathy and I will put you in my prayers. Love Mar
Marlane Zaken
April 11, 2020
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