Kathleen C. O'Rourke

January 9, 1927February 1, 2013
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On February 1, 2013, KATHLEEN C. O’ROURKE (nee Carroll) passed away. She is the beloved wife of the late Donald J. O’Rourke; loving mother of Margaret Mary O’Rourke; devoted step grandmother of Gilbert Apodaca and wife Gale, Ginny Chadwick and husband Brian, Carla Trevizo and husband Alberto, Denise Rosenberg and husband Jeff; cherished great grandmother of twelve great grandchildren; dear sister of the late Thomas, Charles and Jeremiah Carroll, Mary Wertz and Geraldine Gutbrod. She is also survived by many loving friends and neighbors.

Family will receive friends on Monday. February 11th from 11AM to 12PM at WITZKE FUNERAL HOMES, INC.; 5555 Twin Knolls Road; Columbia, MD 21045; where a prayer service will be held at Noon. Interment with her husband, a WWII Navy Veteran, will be held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to WETA; Public Television & Radio; 3939 Campbell Avenue; Arlington, VA 22206.


  • Visitation Monday, February 11, 2013
  • Memorial Service Monday, February 11, 2013

Kathleen C. O'Rourke

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Lori Mannino

February 12, 2013

Dear Peg, We hope you know how much your are supported and cared about. You and your mother are in our prayers. Your mother will be missed.

Pamela and Chuck Cooperman

February 11, 2013

Dear Peg, We hope you are surrounded by family and friends today. We are there with you in spirit. Thank you for sharing the lovely pictures that showed moments from your mother's past. Love,

Gale Apodaca

February 7, 2013

Peg, Your mother always remembered all the great grandchildrens birthdays. She was a very kind and considerate woman. She will be missed.

Diane Roca

February 4, 2013

Peg, Kathleen cared about what was going on in the world and policy issues. She was an inspiration to me as a woman who spoke her mind. I will miss her.

Peggy Croes

February 4, 2013

Peg, I always admired your mother's beauty, charm and intelligence when visiting the family. She will be truly missed.

Karen Chambers

February 3, 2013

Dearest Peg,
I will miss so many things about your mom: her kindness, her family stories, her laugh. She and my mother, as you well know, were so very close, depending on each other in many ways. They will be talking late into the night, every night now. I hope you find that as comforting as I do. God bless.

Mary Hutchinson

February 3, 2013

She was my aunt, Godmother, mentor, and friend. She inspired me to do what I do today. Her keen wit and constant interest in everything was always a reminder to all who knew her of her intelligent and sharp mind. She is with her sisters now, The Three Graces.
Mary Carroll

Colleen Surnow

February 3, 2013

Peg.... I am cherishing memories of the bright, intelligent and funny lady your mom was.... One of the best story tellers I have ever known... My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family... xoxo Colleen