John Charles O'Rorke

John Charles O'Rorke

John Charles O'Rorke, 55, died Oct. 23, at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend.

Mr. O'Rorke was born March 9, 1956, in Prairie City, to Lola and Pete O'Rorke. He graduated from Prairie City High School, and attended Treasure Valley Community College for four and a half years.

He began working for D.R. Johnson's Prairie Wood Products right after school. He liked to hunt elk and shed horns, and collect old bottles. One of his passions was Blue Mountain Forest Partners; he was adamant about improving our forest health.

Survivors include his wife, Jan, and son, Jake, of John Day; and his mother, Lola Kastl of Prairie City.

He was preceded in death by his first son, Peter, and his father, Pete O'Rorke.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Grant County Food Bank, the Grant County Fair or the Prairie City Athletic Complex.

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