I think that you are talking about my Uncle George. Both he and my Mom where at the State Home in the late 40's.
The first response that you received is correct about getting info on the State Home and School / Patrick O'Rourke Children's Home at the website that they mentioned. It is a very good site with a lot of info about the project and past residents and staff. There is also contact info in case you are interested in participating in the project or just need info.
I will contact my Uncle and let him know that you are looking for him. I assume that he will be willing to contact you. For now I will act as a go between since he is not online. Please let me know if this arrangement is to your liking.
Eagerly awaiting your response.