Memorial Service for John Rorke

Memorial Service for John Rorke

Starting on June 18, 2017 12:00 pm

At Stony Point Center

Posted by Paula

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Join us as we celebrate the life of John Rorke.  

John P. Rorke passed away suddenly on Feb. 12, 2017, at his home,

shortly after his 79th birthday.  He was born on Jan. 21, 1938.

John was born in Dundalk, Ontario, Canada.  He attended Kent School and Trinity College in Hartford.  He was a history teacher for 30 years in New Jersey and New York state. In the last 20 years, he ran an orientation program for the King's Scholars from Thailand, students who come to the USA to attend American universities.  For the past 15 years, this event was held in December at Stony Point Center.  John served on the Kent U.N. program, Templeton Farms, the Kent Democratic Town Committee and the Brookwoods Association board.  

John is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Jacqueline Slayer; his son, Andrew Rorke and his wife, Linda, of Ventura, Calif.; his daughter, Kirsten and her husband, George Yarbrough, of Staten Island, N.Y.; one grandson, Michael Yarbrough; his brother, the Rev. Steve Rorke and his wife, Jeanne, of Alexandria, Va.; a niece, Robyn and her husband, Bryan Sinquefield, and their two children, Eric and Vera, of Alexandria.

The service will be from noon - 1:00 pm, with a reception following.

Please RSVP here.   Transportation information may be found here.

 Questions may be directed to Jackie Rorke who may be reached at 860-927-3817 or by emailing Paula Sandusky.