George Edmund O’Rourke, 77, of Concord died Monday February 26, 2007 at Emerson Hospital in Concord. He was the beloved husband of 46 years of Jeannette (Ouellet) O’Rourke.

Born in Washington, DC on July 29, 1929 he was the son of the late George Edmund O’Rourke and Nan (Geier) O’Rourke. He attended schools in Washington and was a graduate of Gonzaga High School in Washington. He later received a Bachelors degree from Georgetown University in Washington and a Masters degree from Johns Hopkins in Baltimore.

In 1969, Mr. O’Rourke was a founder and later became President of Corporate Tech Planning in Waltham. He retired in 1993.

He had previously been employed in the Research Laboratory at Sylvania in Waltham for ten years.

A Concord resident since 1958, he was a member of the Concord Republican Town Committee and served as a delegate to the Massachusetts and National Republican Conventions.

He was a long-time communicant of Holy Family and St. Bernard’s Parishes in Concord.

An avid chess player, he was a member of the Westford and Wachusett Chess Clubs and the U.S. Chess Federation. He competed in chess tournaments throughout the area and the United States.

For over 25 years, he enjoyed his summer home in Surry, Maine.

In addition to his wife Jeannette, survivors include five children, Edmund O’Rourke of Surry, Maine, Anne Louiselle of Hooksett, New Hampshire, Larry O’Rourke of Arlington, Virginia, Kate O’Rourke of New York City and Neil O’Rourke of Hudson; 8 grandchildren, Christopher, Tommy, Bill, Sarah, Michael, Americah, Juliette and Will; and a sister, Pat Caulfield of Rockville, Maryland.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday March 2nd at 1:30 P.M. in Holy Family Parish, Monument Square, Concord.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Gonzaga College High School, 19 Eye St. NW, Washington, DC 20001.