Daniel C. O’Rourke Sr., age 81, passed away on Friday, January 28th, 2022. He was born April 24th, 1940 in Philadelphia Pa and resided there his entire life.
Dan left West Catholic High School at age 17 to join the US Navy and proudly served on the USS Kirkpatrick. After returning home from his service, Dan married his sweetheart Suzanne (McCall) and began their family life in Fishtown.
Dan had a rewarding career as an HVAC mechanic. After retirement, he enjoyed doting on his family. He had an amazing sense of humor and was always ready to crack a joke. He loved making people laugh and seeing their reaction to his silliness. He lived his life his way, on his terms and always had fun doing it. He was a huge Philly sports fan and loved his EAGLES! He
also had a passion for buying fun gadgets for the kids and family.
Dan is predeceased by his parents James and Adeline (Dolly) O’Rourke, sister Dolores Lesinsky and beloved daughter Cathie (Miller).
Dan is survived by his ex-wife Suzanne, longtime companion Barbara Callaghan, brother James and sister Judith Powell, his children Daniel C. Jr. (Joanne), Susan (John) Velek and Dennis (Cecilia), his loving grandchildren Jillian, Hayden, Devon, Madison, Kasey, Lauren, Johnny, Joy, Morgan, Denny, Erin and Amanda, and his adored great-grandchildren Brayden, Carson and Alessandra.
A memorial celebration for family and friends will be held at a later date. Interment private.
In lieu of flowers, buy someone you love a fun gadget in Dan’s honor.