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Dr. Thomas R. O'Rourk, specialist in eye disorders

Dr. Thomas R. O'Rourk, specialist in eye disorders

Dr. Thomas Rutter O'Rourk, a retired ophthalmologist who practiced for many years in Mount Vernon and Dundalk, died of liver failure Saturday at the Blakehurst retirement community. The former Homeland resident was 83.

Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Dr. Thomas R. O'Rourk, an otolaryngology professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and Billie Pine. He attended the Calvert School and was a 1952 graduate of the Gilman School. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, College Park, and then earned a degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

He grew up in a then-rural part of Towson on Greenwood Road, where his family...

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