John M. Bourke

July 5, 1924 - November 21, 2008
Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services
1119 Washington Avenue
MONACA, PA 15061
Wednesday 11/5
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
1409 Pennsylvania Avenue
MONACA, PA 15061
Wednesday 11/26
St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery
1270 Chapel Road
MONACA, PA 15061

John M. Bourke, 84, of Monaca, died Friday afternoon, November 21, 2008, at Heritage Valley, Beaver. Born July 5, 1924, in Crafton, he was the youngest son of the late Edward S. and Alfretta (Johnson) Bourke. He came to Monaca in 1946 with his wife, the former Mary E. Eyermann and planted roots in theContinue Reading

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Julie Kovach Martin left a message on December 18, 2008:
From the Kovach Family: Our deepest sympathy on the loss of our friend and neighbor, Mr. John Bourke. He was truly a kind and happy person. He will be missed.
Leo Lorenz left a message on December 14, 2008:
Mrs Bourke and Family, My sympathy and prayers to your family, as I had just heard of "Big John" passing this week, when I was over at the courthouse. What a guy! His dedication to everything he involved himself in was beyond need. He thrived on being involved and taking charge, as well as sharing good words of wisdom. No matter what the event, if it involved Monaca, he was somewhere to be found. John represented an era of time we will never forget, much as you feel when you turn the last page of a great book, his life was much like that. Leo Lorenz
Debbie Cain (McMillan) left a message on December 1, 2008:
Bob, I am very sorry for your loss. We are very fortunate to have our parents with us for such a long time. Your memories will bring much joy and peace. Take care. I try to keep up with things in Pa by reading the Times on line. Debbie (McMillan) Cain
Mark O'Keefe left a message on November 29, 2008:
Jack and Cathy Sorry to hear about your dad. He was a good guy and I'm sure will be missed. He was definitely Mr. Monaca. He would have done anything he could for Monaca or anyone from Monaca. As we all know people like him are in short supply these days. He was one in a million. Hope all is well with you and your families. Take care Mark O'Keefe
Thomas,Robert and Edward Lewarchik and families left a message on November 29, 2008:
Your father was an inspiration to me when I attended St. Johns.i think he motivated us all with his passion for sports. May the Lord bless and keep him. As we know He will. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. As the Lord said, with you I am well pleased. May he rest in peace forever in the Lords presence. Sincerely, Thomas J. Lewarchik
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Chris Bechtel left a message on November 27, 2008:
Mary Lou, I was sorry to see your father's obituary in the paper. I was hoping I would be able to get to the funeral home Tuesday evening. We were involved in signing the papers and picking up a new "used" car, and though I thought I would be able to make it home, change clothes and make it to the funeral home in time, I was not. I know how much you loved your dad and what an influence he was for you. I am sorry for your loss.
Cathy Maricone left a message on November 25, 2008:
As the former guidance counselor of Monaca JSHS, I had many occasions to interact with John. He was truly "Mr. Monaca", and will be missed by many. I am sorry that I was unable to express my condolences in person at the funeral home, but I was out of town.
The Tyler Family left a message on November 24, 2008:
Dear Bourke Family, We were so sorry to hear of John's passing. We knew him from down at the legion. He was always so nice to our family. We don't think there was anything he wouldn't have done for anybody. There are not many people like him in this world. He will truly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. From Dorothy, Michael, Kristen, Shae, and Austin Tyler
Ken and Barb Graeser left a message on November 24, 2008:
Jack and family - We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Our hearts and prayers are with you.
Kay Egger Cary left a message on November 24, 2008:
Dear Mary Lou, Cathy and family, I was so sorry to learn of your father's passing. Please accept my sincere sympathy at this difficult time. Your father was a wonderful man and I have fond memories of him. Best regards, Kay Egger Cary
Philip Wasiloski & Judy Schultz Kosto left a message on November 24, 2008:
We are very sorry to hear of the loss of your husband and father. The community of Monaca and St. John's will surely miss him. God bless you. Philip & Judy
Beverly Blistan Rauschenberger left a message on November 23, 2008:
I want to express my sympathy to Mary & the family as you mourn the death of your husband and father. Johnny certainly had a heart to help others and he will definitely be remembered for that. He was a good friend of my parents and a great neighbor. Beverly & John Rauschenberger
Simpson Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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