O’Rourke, Brian Thomas was born in Frankfurt, Germany on Sept. 3, 1999, and passed away Saturday, July 15, 2023 at age 23.
He was a fierce competitor in playing cards or board games. For him it was first place or nothing. He was blessed with a keen mind, intelligence and a sensitive heart. He favored the humor found in Mel Brooks and Monty Python movies. His real passion was understanding technology and how it all worked. Despite his challenges with Autism, he earned his CDL and was an over-the-road truck driver for PAM Transport.
Brian is survived by his parents, Tom and Colleen (Edwards) of Mason; his two brothers, Michael and Patrick, and his favorite sister, Caeli. He also leaves his maternal grandparents, Herb and Maureen Edwards, of Dayton; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
He is preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Tom and Regina O'Rourke; his uncle, Jeff Edwards and his cousin, Jesse McGuffin.
The family thanks you for all the prayers and support and asks you to celebrate your life as Brian would have wanted, within the confines of the law.
The family will receive friends at St. Maximilian Kolbe, 5720 Hamilton Mason Rd., Liberty Twp., OH 45011 on Friday, July 28, 2023 from 6-8pm. Memorial Visitation will also be held Saturday, July 29th from 10-11am, with Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet taking place at 10:30am. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11am with a luncheon to follow. All services will be held at St. Maximilian Kolbe.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a favorite charity that supports children and adults with special needs, or to help with funeral costs: