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Timothy John Rourke

August 5, 1956 ~ July 19, 2021 (age 64)


Passed away at home Monday, July 19, 2021. Tim was born in St. Clair, Michigan on August 5, 1956 to the late Richard "Hap" and Kathleen Rourke. Tim is survived by siblings JoAnn (Steve) Lewis, Jayne (Marty) Chouinard, Elaine (Michael) Miller, Carolyn Rourke, Robert (Cathy) Rourke as well as nieces and nephews Lindsay and Erin Rourke, Richard and Mary Miller, Patrick Rourke and sister-in-law Cindy. His extended family included aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, James and Daniel Rourke.
Tim earned a bachelor's degree and spent close to 35 years working as a paper engineer. He also loved cars and was a Porsche enthusiast. Tim was interested in art and music and built beautiful furniture himself. Tim also loved the water and boating on lake Michigan. Onward.
Cremation has taken place and a gathering of Tim's family and friends will be held on August 5th at the Kalamazoo Nature Center's Glen Vista Gallery from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm. Anyone who knew Tim is welcome to attend the luncheon.
In lieu of flowers please make any memorial contributions to The Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo. 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall Suite 203 Kalamazoo 49007. To view Tim's personalized guestbook, Please visit:


Memorial Gathering
August 5, 2021

1:00 PM
Kalamazoo Nature Center's Glen Vista Gallery
7000 North Westnedge
Kalamazoo, MI 49009


The Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo
359 S. Kalamazoo Mall, Suite 203, Kalamazoo MI 49007
Tel: 2693425059

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