OBITUARY

James Andrew Ragazinsky (O'Rourke)

September 13, 1971June 7, 2021
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James Andrew Ragazinsky (O’Rourke), age 49, of Houston, Texas, passed away on Monday June 7, 2021 and went on to meet with Satine Martini Lovitz at the rainbow bridge. James was born in Panama City, Florida at St. Joseph Hospital on the morning of September 13, 1971, 7lbs 5oz., to Jeannie Marie Besenhart (Barron). James is predeceased by his grandparents, Muhammed Ali Ozgen and Magdalena Besenhart Ozgen and his little fur baby Satine.

James was a warm-hearted charismatic gift to all those that knew him. He is survived by his husband of 14 years, Ryan James Clark. Mother Jeannie Marie Besenhart (Barron), sister Jeanne Guadalupe Barron, nephews and nieces Seth Andrew Barron, Alana Marie Perez, Isaac Rene Barron, Abigail Clementine Barron and Alexander James Barron. He is also survived by mother-in-law Lori Ann Clark, father-in-law and step mother-in-law Kevin James and Michelle Clark, sister-in-law Tanya Mae Black, brother-in-law Travon Erroll Black, nephew and niece Travon Erroll Black II and Tatyana Marie Black.

James graduated from Northbrook High School in 1989. One of the favorite jobs he had was in New Jersey where he worked as a butcher in a meat market with his grandfather. After working in the food industry, he began his illustrious 22-year retail journey. Working at many different stores in Memorial City Mall and Katy Mills Mall, before starting a 15-year career with Hollywood where he worked his way to General/Property Manager. He loved both of his bosses Jeff and Danny and his work.

James liked to take things apart an put them back together to see how they functioned, He enjoyed puzzles and to cook and clean (He always cleaned so precise just how his grandma taught Him). He was a practical joker that loved to pick on his little sister. He had a thirst for adventure, music, movies and traveling. James and Ryan liked to travel to California where they would visit family and good friends or go to Rodeo Drive to shop and Napa Valley to enjoy the scenery and drink. He loved the Renaissance Festival and He and Ryan would go multiple times every year. He was an amazing Uncle that loved to take his nephews and nieces camping and to Six Flags to make precious memories that will never be forgotten.

James was a son, a brother, a loving husband, a friend, a mentor, and a confidant. He was very supportive and always had a lot of love to give. His fun-loving optimistic nature allowed him to draw in people from all walks of life making them feel welcome and accepted. The world is a better place because James was a part of it. James's love overflowed in all that knew him. We will carry His love on in our thoughts and memories. James would say do not mourn me my loved ones and friends, for I am not gone. I am forever by your side; my body is merely resting. My love goes on and we will meet again. Until then carry me with you and know that I am still around ;)

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, June 19, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, June 20, 2021

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James Andrew Ragazinsky (O'Rourke)

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Robert Dilley

June 17, 2021

James we just met in April 2021. I thoroughly enjoyed our visit and was looking forward to more talks. When Debbie told me you had left us. I was shocked! Rest In Peace James!

Jeffrey Moseley

June 15, 2021

Dear James,
I just want to say thank you for the great service and smile you always greeted me with so kindly. I am very sad to learn of your passing so young. However I trust God and must accept his will. Clearly he felt your work here was done , You gave us lots of joy . I will miss your smile RIP my friend I will see you again . Thanks for it all🙏😇

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