Gene T. Rourke, born January 5, 1926 in New York, N.Y., was welcomed to heaven by his wife of 65 years, Dolores on April 12, 2017.

He leaves behind his children, Mary (Tony), Thomas (Cheri), Joan (Rick), and David (Frances), and his sister, Lucy. He also loved to spend time with his grandchildren, Mandy (Sean), Matt, Kelly, Katie, Ashley, great-grandson Sean, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Gene joined the Navy in 1944 and proudly served aboard the U.S.S. Burrows during WWII and the Korean War. He was awarded the American Theatre Medal, European Theatre Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Medal, and the Victory Medal. He went on to a long career in real estate and started his own company, Gene Rourke Realty, in 1983 and continued to work until 2004.

Gene loved to play cards, cook, visit the casino, and spend time with his family and friends.

Calling hours were held at Ciriello and Carr Funeral Home, Mass of Christian Burial was held on April 18, 2017 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

Interment at Rose Hill Burial Park.

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