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Celebrating the life of
James Arthur Rourke
September 23, 1939 - May 10, 2018
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Visitation
  • 4:00pm-6:00pm - Sunday, May 13, 2018
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Rosary
  • 5:00pm - Sunday, May 13, 2018
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Mass of Christian Burial
  • 11:00am - Monday, May 14, 2018
  • St. James Catholic Church
  • 8412 Whitfield Ave (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-355-1523
  • Burial
  • - Monday, May 14, 2018
  • Bonaventure Cemetery
  • 330 Bonaventure Road (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31404

  • 912-651-6843

To the Rourke family, our deepest sympathy for your loss. Please know that God is close to the broken-hearted. He will help you to endure “Psalm 147:3” also “John 5:28,29”.

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Joyce and Leigh I am so sorry for your loss. Having just lost my mother I understand the whole that this leaves. Know that my thoughts are with you

Sherri Moore, Bloomingdale, ga

Joyce, my condolences on the passing of Jimmy. I remember he always liked to talk about the nuns & teachers at BC and their disciplinary action. So funny. He was a good man & was so proud of his family & Irish roots. May the days bring you peace that passeth all understanding.

Linda McCusker, Savannah, Ga

Joyce I am so sorry for your loss is there is any thing that we at The Garden City office can do please let us know.

Yvonna Taylor, Ellabell, GA

Dads are special and are terribly missed. When dearth separates us from our loved ones it brings much grief. May you take comfort in Christ promise of the resurrection, John 5:28,29. I hope that beautiful thoughts of him bring you peace.

Nikki, ,

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

My deepest sympathy and condolence to Jimmy's wife and family.

John Hale, camano Island, WA,

Please accept our sincere sympathy on your sudden loss. Jimmy was always a sport and a great story teller, we will miss him. Y'all will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Allen and Elinor Stanford, Springfield, GA

leigh I was so sorry to hear about your dad. see you sunday

paul downing, savannah, ga31419

Our condolences to the Family of James Rourke. Leigh, Jan, Joyce and family, you will be in our prayers during this difficult time. We are all here for you.

Friends from the Georgia Lottery, Savannah, Ga

My condolences to the Rourke family for your loss of Jimmy. He and I began kindergarten at Sacred Heart School and went through the eighth grade together. He was always a nice person.

Anne Sutton, Savannah, Ga.

My sincere condolences to the family, sorry for your loss. The Bible has comforting scriptures in it that helps us cope with losing a loved one in death. At Isaiah chapter 25 verse 8 it tells us that soon death will be done away with. That means that we no longer will lose loved ones in death, and that time will be wonderful.

Kay F, Savannah, Ga

We are so saddened by your sudden loss. I know he had not been well for a while, but the sadness is the same. My heart aches for you all, even as we are suffering our own loss of our son Mark. My tears for both are mingled together to bring us all strength.

Pat and John Sewell, Savannah, GA

Leigh, Jan, Joyce and Family, We send our thoughts and prayers for all of you. We wish the blessings of our Lord be upon you and bring you peace. All our love to you.

Amy Ciucevich, Lee Payne and the entire Ciucevich Family, , Ga

Joyce, Jan, Leigh, and Josie: Billy and I wish to extend our deepest sympathies to you and pray that God will grant you his peace during this time. All of the memories of growing up together will be with the Ray family forever. Love to you all.

Carol and Billy Ray, Savannah, GA

James Arthur Rourke, 78, Died May 10, 2018 at his residence.

Jimmy was a native and lifelong resident of Savannah, GA.  He attended parochial school in Savannah, beginning at Sacred Heart grammar school, and graduated from Benedictine Military School in 1958. He retired as sales manager from Atlantic Meats.  He was a member of Hibernian Society, the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, and the Knights of Columbus Council #631 and 4th degree member of Immaculate Conception General Assembly.  He was a communicant of St. James Catholic Church. Jimmy was one of the founders and former chairman of the Vic Mell/Jim Walsh Foundation.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Ann Rourke, two daughters; Jan R. Karesh (Alan) and Leigh Rourke, both of Savannah, Ga. One sister; Josephine Rourke Kelly (Broughton) of Savannah, Ga. Two grandchildren; Austin M. Karesh and Nicole R. Karesh both of Savannah, GA, and several well-loved nieces, nephews, and cousins

Visitation will be held at Fox and Weeks, Hodgson Chapel, Sunday, May 13, 2018 from 4:00 P.M. till 6:00 P.M. with Rosary service at 5:00 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 A.M Monday, May 14, 2018 at St. James Catholic Church with burial at Bonaventure Cemetery.

Family request remembrances be sent to Benedictine Military School at 6502 Seawright Dr, Savannah, GA 31406 or Vic Mell/Jim Walsh Foundation in care of the school.

 

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To the Rourke family, our deepest sympathy for your loss. Please know that God is close to the broken-hearted. He will help you to endure “Psalm 147:3” also “John 5:28,29”.

, ,

Joyce and Leigh I am so sorry for your loss. Having just lost my mother I understand the whole that this leaves. Know that my thoughts are with you

Sherri Moore, Bloomingdale, ga

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Joyce, my condolences on the passing of Jimmy. I remember he always liked to talk about the nuns & teachers at BC and their disciplinary action. So funny. He was a good man & was so proud of his family & Irish roots. May the days bring you peace that passeth all understanding.

Linda McCusker, Savannah, Ga

Joyce I am so sorry for your loss is there is any thing that we at The Garden City office can do please let us know.

Yvonna Taylor, Ellabell, GA

Dads are special and are terribly missed. When dearth separates us from our loved ones it brings much grief. May you take comfort in Christ promise of the resurrection, John 5:28,29. I hope that beautiful thoughts of him bring you peace.

Nikki, ,

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

My deepest sympathy and condolence to Jimmy's wife and family.

John Hale, camano Island, WA,

Please accept our sincere sympathy on your sudden loss. Jimmy was always a sport and a great story teller, we will miss him. Y'all will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Allen and Elinor Stanford, Springfield, GA

leigh I was so sorry to hear about your dad. see you sunday

paul downing, savannah, ga31419

Our condolences to the Family of James Rourke. Leigh, Jan, Joyce and family, you will be in our prayers during this difficult time. We are all here for you.

Friends from the Georgia Lottery, Savannah, Ga

My condolences to the Rourke family for your loss of Jimmy. He and I began kindergarten at Sacred Heart School and went through the eighth grade together. He was always a nice person.

Anne Sutton, Savannah, Ga.

My sincere condolences to the family, sorry for your loss. The Bible has comforting scriptures in it that helps us cope with losing a loved one in death. At Isaiah chapter 25 verse 8 it tells us that soon death will be done away with. That means that we no longer will lose loved ones in death, and that time will be wonderful.

Kay F, Savannah, Ga

We are so saddened by your sudden loss. I know he had not been well for a while, but the sadness is the same. My heart aches for you all, even as we are suffering our own loss of our son Mark. My tears for both are mingled together to bring us all strength.

Pat and John Sewell, Savannah, GA

Leigh, Jan, Joyce and Family, We send our thoughts and prayers for all of you. We wish the blessings of our Lord be upon you and bring you peace. All our love to you.

Amy Ciucevich, Lee Payne and the entire Ciucevich Family, , Ga

Joyce, Jan, Leigh, and Josie: Billy and I wish to extend our deepest sympathies to you and pray that God will grant you his peace during this time. All of the memories of growing up together will be with the Ray family forever. Love to you all.

Carol and Billy Ray, Savannah, GA


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